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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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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

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: 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

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