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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

Community Development and Housing News: March 14, 2022

Posted by NMA on Mar 14, 2022 8:30:00 AM

HUD extends expedited regulatory waiver deadline, announces voucher management system updates, posts a new EHV guide, and more.

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PIH Extends Deadline to Apply for Expedited Regulatory Waivers

Notice PIH PIH 2022-04 extends the deadline to apply for an expedited waiver to April 1, 2022. While no additional extensions will be issued (according to the document), PHAs may continue to request regulatory waivers after the deadline; they will simply not be subject to the expedited process. Read notice

 

HUD Announces VMS Updates

HUD’s Financial Management Center recently advised PHA directors of upcoming changes to fields in the Voucher Management System (VMS). The updates, to be released March 25, 2022, will revise the names of existing fields, and add and delete others. Field changes are reflected in the updated VMS User Manual Quick Reference sent with the email. Read updated manual

 

HUD Posts EHV How-To Guide for PHAs

A new resource from HUD provides an overview of emergency housing voucher (EHV) operating requirements, outline considerations for EHV program design at PHAs, and best practices for program implementation. Read guide

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Topics: PIH notices, RAD, VMS, Industry News

Community Development and Housing News: February 28, 2022

Posted by NMA on Feb 28, 2022 7:15:00 AM

Changes to unit designation categories and accessible designation categories, a new RAD conversion following Hurricane Matthew, an update to HUD’s handbook on CDBG, and more.

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PIH Issues Guidance on Unit Designation and Accessible Designation Categories in IMS/PIC

Notice PIH 2022-03 announces changes to the unit and accessible designation categories in the Inventory Management System/PIH Information Center. Agencies administering a public housing program are expected to resolve any issues existing for current approvals by March 31, 2022. Read article

 

HUD Closes RAD Transaction with Housing Authority of the City of Wilson, NC

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Housing Authority of the City of Wilson will relocate 32 assisted housing units out of the flood zone in which they currently exist. The new site will be built conveniently near the downtown area and feature solely energy-efficient units. Read article

 

HUD Updates Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems

Newly streamlined and reformatted, the updated handbook provides guidance to help subrecipients understand administrative requirements of CDBG, improve program activity management, enhance performance, and ensure accountability and clean audits. Read article

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Topics: CDBG, IMS/PIC, PIH notices, RAD, Industry News

Community Development and Housing News: February 14, 2022

Posted by NMA on Feb 14, 2022 9:06:00 AM

HUD announces the return of PHAS scoring, releases the 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1, clarifies that it will enforce carbon monoxide detector requirements, and more.

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Return of Public Housing Assessment Systems (PHAS)

In Notice PIH 2022-02, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing advises public housing agencies that PHAS scoring will resume starting with the March 31, 2022, fiscal year end cohort. The notice also includes a temporary adjustment to the standard under the Management Assessment Subsystem indicator for the Tenant Accounts Receivable sub-indicator. Read article

 

HUD Releases 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report

Part 1 of HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report contains data on people experiencing sheltered homelessness in 2021. A decline in numbers from 2020 suggests that COVID-19 relief efforts positively affected vulnerable communities, allowing them to keep their housing during the pandemic and beyond. Read article

 

HUD Will Enforce Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Detector Installation in HUD-Assisted Housing

HUD-assisted properties must install carbon monoxide alarms or detectors by December 27, 2022, and HUD will enforce this requirement, as clarified in a joint notice from HUD’s Office of Housing, Office of Lead Hazard Control, and Office of Public and Indian Housing. This applies to owners and operates of public housing, housing choice voucher, project-based voucher, and project-based rental assistance programs, and of sections 202 and 811 supportive housing for the elderly and people with disabilities. Read article

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Topics: PHAS, PIH notices, Industry News

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