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Community Development and Housing News: October 10, 2022

Posted by NMA on Oct 10, 2022 2:44:39 PM

HUD issues PIH Notices on funding for mainstream vouchers and regulatory waivers for HCV, releases the latest issue of Evidence Matters, extends the FSS NOFA deadline for applicants affected by disasters, and selects 18 PHAs for the new asset building MTW Demonstration cohort.

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PIH Issues Notice on Extension of Certain Regulatory Waivers and Streamlined Review Process

Notice PIH 2022-30 provides for the extension of currently approved regulatory waivers for two purposes: increasing the payment standard during the HAP contract term, and new payment standard amounts through December 31, 2023. The specific regulatory waivers included relate to assisting PHAs in responding to ongoing fluctuations and disruptions in the rental market by providing more flexibility with establishing and applying payment standards. Read notice

 

PIH Issues Notice on Increased Funding for New Mainstream Vouchers

With Notice PIH 2022-31, HUD has increased the total amount of funding available for new Mainstream vouchers from $40 million to $48 million. No new applications for Mainstream vouchers are being received through the notice. Read notice

 

Evidence Matters: Climate and Housing (Summer 2022)

HUD’s Office of PD&R has published the Summer 2022 issue of Evidence Matters, their quarterly publication on research relevant to HUD policymaking. This issue’s theme is climate change and housing. Read article

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Topics: FSS, MTW, PIH notices, Industry News, Disaster Recovery, Housing Choice Voucher

Community Development and Housing News: May 9, 2022

Posted by NMA on May 9, 2022 9:45:00 AM

PIH opens applications for Moving to Work, Illinois renters with nonwage income can look forward to Fair Housing protections, and a unique Bronx housing cooperative receives loan refinancing.

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PIH Issues Fourth MTW Cohort Notice

Notice PIH 2022-11 addresses the application process of the fourth cohort—asset building—of the Moving to Work (MTW) expansion. The asset building cohort will include 30 high performing PHAs, selected from eligible applicants, with under 6,000 HCV and public housing units combined. Read notice

 

Illinois General Assembly Passes Source-of-Income Fair Housing Protections

With the passage of HB 2775, Illinois becomes the twentieth US state to provide legal protection against discrimination for people seeking housing with nonwage income. This amendment to the Illinois Human Rights act will benefit, among others, families and veterans with Housing Choice Vouchers. NLIHC reports on the new legislation. Read article

 

The Bronx’s Co-op City to Receive $124 Million for Repairs and Upgrades for 45,000 Residents

HUD, NYC Housing Development Corporation, and other involved parties have closed on the refinancing of Co-op City’s HUD loan, which will maintain long-term housing quality and affordability for residents of the unique affordable housing cooperative in the Bronx. Read article

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Topics: Fair Housing, MTW, PIH notices, Industry News

Community development and housing news: July 6, 2021

Posted by NMA on Jul 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands get disaster recovery funds, HUD addresses reentry housing needs, FHA takes steps to remove student loan debt barriers to homeownership, and more.

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HUD Takes Additional Steps to Free Up Long Awaited Disaster Recovery Funds for Puerto Rico and USVI

A Federal Register notice published June 21 governs the use of $2 billion in CDBG-DR funds for electric power system enhancements and improvements for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The funds provide a significant opportunity for these territories to mitigate disaster risks to their power systems and simultaneously improve their reliability. Read article

 

Secretary Fudge Outlines HUD Actions to Address Reentry Housing Needs and Increase Public Safety

In a letter to public housing authorities and other agencies, Secretary Fudge discusses the steps HUD is taking to improve housing access for citizens exiting prisons and jails, as well as others with criminal records. These steps include the clarification that returning citizens at risk of homelessness are eligible for emergency housing vouchers funded by the American Rescue Plan. Read article

 

HUD PIH Extends Date for PHAs to Apply For Landlord-Incentive MTW Cohort

The notice extends the deadline for PHAs to apply to participate until Friday, October 15. The cohort will evaluate landlord incentives and their effect on landlord participate ion the Housing Choice Voucher program. Read article

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Topics: MTW, CDBG-DR, Industry News, Emergency Rental Assistance, COVID-19

PIH issues instructions for MTW expansion

Posted by Kaylene Holvenstot on Oct 12, 2018 1:12:08 PM

Late yesterday, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) published Notice PIH 2018-17, offering eligible PHAs the opportunity to apply for admission to the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration under the first cohort of the recent expansion, and providing the two-step application process to do so. HUD republished in the Federal Register the operations notice on the MTW expansion yesterday. While the operations notice does cover the implementation and continued operations of MTW agencies selected through the expansion, it does not include the application instructions. Notice PIH 2018-17, however, lays out those instructions in detail:

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Topics: MTW, PIH notices

HUD publishes MTW expansion notice

Posted by Annie Stevenson on Oct 11, 2018 11:25:00 AM

On Friday in the Federal Register, HUD published an operations notice for the expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) program. The 2016 MTW Expansion Statute allows HUD to increase the size of the program from 39 agencies to 139 agencies over a seven-year period. MTW agencies are given flexibility to develop alternative housing program policies aimed at reducing program costs, increasing self-sufficiency of assisted families, and increasing housing choice.

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