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Community Development and Housing News: May 23, 2022

Posted by NMA on May 23, 2022 7:29:00 AM

HUD updates NSPIRE standards, clarifies details of the Affordable Connectivity Program, issues guidance on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and more.

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HUD Publishes Updates to Seven NSPIRE Standards

REAC has published updates to seven inspection standards under the new physical inspection model, NSPIRE, related to call-for-aid systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire-labeled doors, exit signs, fire extinguishers, HVAC, and mold. The NSPIRE standards webpage includes a summary of changes. These standards may be updated again before HUD implements a final rule. Read article

 

HUD Takes Action to Expand Broadband to Low-Income Households

HUD has clarified that receiving benefits from the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) associated with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law does not count as income for determining family rent and does not impact a household’s eligibility for HUD assistance. Read article

 

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing Issues Guidance Regarding Marketing, Application, and Waitlist Processes for HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing

New guidance from FHEO explains how Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to processes in HUD-assisted multifamily properties, included PBRA housing. The document outlines how certain practices can perpetuate segregation and other issues of discrimination, and provides suggestions for implementing more inclusive practices. NLIHC summarizes the guidance. Read article

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Topics: Fair Housing, Inspections, Industry News, Multifamily, NSPIRE, Housing Choice Voucher

Community Development and Housing News: April 25, 2022

Posted by NMA on Apr 25, 2022 8:35:00 AM

HUD publishes new materials for HCV and public housing, and more.

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HUD Publishes Complete HCV Landlord Strategies Guidebook

HUD’s 196-page PDF compiles all chapters and materials previously released, sharing strategies (with a range of cost and complexity) PHAs can use to improve landlord participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Read handbook

 

HUD Publishes New PH Data Dashboard

The new Public Housing Data Dashboard shares information relevant to public housing across the US. The dashboard shows resident characteristics; unit occupancy trends; scores from the Public Housing Assessment program; and information about funding, eligibility, and energy use. Viewers can sort and filter data by region, PHA, and more. See dashboard

 

HUD Issues New Civil Rights Guidance on Marketing and Application Requirements for Subsidized Multifamily Properties 

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity has released marketing guidance and an implementation sheet on compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in marketing and application processing. Read article

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Topics: Fair Housing, Public Housing Conversion, RAD, Industry News, Multifamily, Housing Choice Voucher

Community Development and Housing News: March 28, 2022

Posted by NMA on Mar 28, 2022 9:30:00 AM

HUD announces and awards funding for youth and others experiencing homelessness, extends a CARES Act deadline, and more.

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HUD Announces $72 Million Funding Opportunity to Help Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Through June 28, 2022, state, city, township, county, and special district governments may apply for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program funds to use in developing and implementing a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Funds may also be used to share such an approach with other US communities to mobilize them toward the same end. Read article

 

HUD Announces $2.6 Billion in Awards to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

More than $2.6 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Competition Awards will provide funding to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness move into permanent housing with access to supportive services. The funds were awarded to 7,000 community local homeless housing and service programs, with the overarching goal of long-term stability for affected individuals and families. Read article

 

HUD Extends SF-425 Submission Deadline for CARES Act Funds

In a revision to Notice PIH 2021-36, HUD has extended the deadline to submit an SF-425 for CARES Act grants, reporting on the status of CARES Act Supplemental Operating Subsidy as of the end of 2021, to May 31, 2022. Complete details are in Section 5 of the notice. Read notice

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Topics: PIH notices, CDBG-DR, Industry News, Multifamily, YHDP, Continuum of Care

Community Development and Housing News: October 25, 2021

Posted by NMA on Oct 25, 2021 8:30:00 AM

HUD publishes 2021 limits for HOME, Notice PIH 2021-29 offers language for informing tenants of emergency rental assistance, a study reports positive tenant experiences with RAD, and more.

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HUD Publishes New 2021 Limits for HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidies

HUD has adjusted the basic statutory mortgage limits for Multifamily Housing Programs for 2021. These limits are effective for the HOME Program from September 9 until HUD publishes the basic statutory limits for 2022 in the Federal Register. Read article

 

Notice PIH 2021-29 Provides Supplemental Guidance to the Interim Final Rule “Extension of Time and Required Disclosures for Notification of Nonpayment of Rent”

Following up on the recent requirement that HUD-subsidized properties provide 30 days’ notice with information about emergency rental assistance before evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent, HUD has provided further information for multifamily and public housing programs, as well as sample language for informing tenants of their rental assistance options. Read article

 

Study Examines Impact of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration on Tenants

An article in Cityscape examines short-term tenant outcomes in HUD’s RAD program, finding that overall, tenants reported either a positive or neutral experience and were generally satisfied with PHA communication and management. The National Low Income Housing Coalition summarizes the study’s findings. Read article

 

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Topics: Final Rule, HOME, PBRA, PIH notices, RAD, Industry News, Multifamily, Emergency Rental Assistance, COVID-19

HUD's Interim Final Rule Explained

Posted by NMA on Oct 18, 2021 10:50:35 AM

Oct 18, 2021

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Topics: Final Rule, Financial Management, PBRA, PHAS, Industry News, Multifamily, Emergency Rental Assistance

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