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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: August 29, 2022

Posted by NMA on Aug 29, 2022 9:15:00 AM

This week’s blog rounds up four recent PIH Notices on HUD-VASH vouchers, Stability Vouchers, and Emergency Housing Vouchers. Additionally, HUD extends the deadline to apply for FSS NOFA and updates FAQs.

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Notice PIH 2022-26: Registration of Interest (ROI) for HUD-VASH Vouchers

This notice describes the requirements for PHAs interested in requesting Veterans Affairs supporting housing vouchers under the 2022 appropriations act. Revisions from the 2021 ROI process include an exception for PHAs with a documented plan to project-base these vouchers (see Section 6.a.) and a new online ROI form. Read notice

 

Notice PIH 2022-25: Voluntary Reallocation or Recapture of HUD-VASH Vouchers

This notice establishes the processes under which a PHA can be approved to voluntarily reallocate HUD-VASH vouchers and associated funding to another PHA in the same Veteran Affairs Medical Center catchment area. Read notice

 

Notice PIH 2022-24: Stability Voucher Program

This notice explains HUD’s noncompetitive allocation strategy and program requirements for the new Stability Voucher program. HUD is awarding funds to support about 4,000 new incremental vouchers to assist households experiencing or at risk of homelessness, or fleeing domestic violence, human trafficking, and related situations. To be eligible for an allocation, PHAs must currently administer an HCV program. Read notice

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Topics: FSS, PIH notices, VASH, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher, COVID-19

Community Development and Housing News: August 15, 2022

Posted by NMA on Aug 15, 2022 10:22:05 AM

HUD PIH issues a notice describing CARES Act funding procedures and posts the 2022 NOFA for HCV and FSS programs; NHLP and PRRAC detail new options for PHAs to make the HCV program more affordable for tenants.

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PIH Issues Notice on CARES Act Funding Reconciliation and Closeout Procedures

Notice PIH-2022-21 describes closeout

 procedures for funds awarded to PHAs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 through the HCV program, Mainstream Vouchers, and the Moderate Rehabilitation program, including MTW. Read notice

 

PIH Publishes 2022 NOFA for HCV and PH FSS Programs

The NOFA makes available renewal funding for FSS coordinator salaries to recipients of 2019-2021 grants; PHAs who have not received FSS grants in that time period, as well as PBRA owners, are eligible for funding after renewals have been funded. Read article

 

New Options to Increase Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

The National Housing Law Project and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council have issued a resource providing tips for increasing voucher payment standards by making the voucher program more affordable to households. Read article

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Topics: FSS, PIH notices, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher, COVID-19

Community Development and Housing News: July 6, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jul 6, 2022 2:21:31 PM

HUD posts regulatory agenda, provides voucher administrative fund guidance, releases new data sharing process for CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT grantees, and closes a RAD transaction with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority; OCI posts the 2023 Capital Fund certification schedule.

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HUD Posts Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has made available its semiannual regulatory agenda. The agenda for HUD includes a proposed reauthorization of VAWA, a final rule on reporting requirements for lead-based paint hazards, and much more. See agenda

 

HUD PIH Provides Guidance on Using Voucher Administrative Funds to Help Households Lease Units

Notice PIH 2022-18 provides guidance to PHAs that use HCV Administrative fee fund allocations for non-traditional “other expenses” to help households with vouchers successfully lease homes. Because the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 provides funding for other expenses than typical HCV administrative activities, PIH has revisited its previous guidance on eligible use of such fees. NLIHC shares key information from the notice. Read article

 

OCI Posts 2023 Cap Fund Certification Schedule

HUD’s Office of Capital Improvements has announced that in preparation for the calculation of FY 2023 Capital Fund grant awards, the annual PIC certification process will run July 5-August 25, 2022. The reporting date is June 30. See announcement

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Topics: Capital Fund, CDBG, HCV utilization, PIH notices, RAD, CDBG-DR, Industry News

Community Development and Housing News: June 21, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jun 21, 2022 10:30:00 AM

HUD provides guidance on Public Housing Operating Fund Shortfall Funding and expands housing counseling agency locator tools; the Office of PD&R releases an issue of Evidence Matters on youth homelessness; and San Francisco addresses homelessness in the transgender community.

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PIH Issues Notice on OpFund Shortfall Funding from FFY 2022 Appropriations

Notice PIH 2022-17, titled “Implementation of Public Housing Operating Fund Shortfall Funding from Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 Appropriations,” provides guidance on eligibility, the application process, and other requirements for funding set aside by the 2022 Appropriations Act to assist PHAs experiencing or at risk of financial shortfalls. Read notice

 

HUD Expands Housing Counseling Agency Locator Tools

New online and phone technology will help consumers seeking housing counseling to find information more easily. Enhanced online search capability in English and Spanish includes improved navigation and search options, smartphone capability, and map integration. The automated telephone information delivery system includes translation services in more than 200 different languages. Read article

 

Evidence Matters: Intersectionality of Youth Homelessness

This issue of Evidence Matters discusses the intersectional aspects of youth homelessness. Learn about the prevalence of youth homelessness in the United States and its impact on youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, and the range of other ways people identify, as well as people of color. Read issue

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Topics: PIH notices, Industry News, Shortfall Funding

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