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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

Cares Act Funding for Public Housing, Capital Funds and HCV Programs

Posted by NMA on May 8, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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Listen to NMA’s Financial Services Division Webinar
hosted by Michael Petro

HUD PIH Notice 2020-08 CARES Act
HCV Program Administrative
Fees, issued on April 28, 2020

The Learning Objectives of this session will be:

  • Understand HUD PIH Notice 2020-08 and the programs to which it applies
  • Identify HUD’s funding methodology
  • Determine eligible expenses for CARES Act funding
  • Determine ineligible expenses for CARES Act funding
  • Identify other sources of funds available to your PHA to offset coronavirus related expenses
  • Understand CARES Act funding reporting requirements for your PHA

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

PIH Issues Issues Guidance on Supplemental Operating Fund Appropriations

Posted by NMA on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

This morning HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued Notice PIH 2020-07 to provide guidance on the allocation and eligible uses of the supplemental Operating Fund appropriations provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as well as the additional flexibilities to use previously appropriated funds provided through the act. As you know, the CARES Act provided an additional $685 million for the Public Housing Operating Fund to enable PHAs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Highlights of today’s notice include the following:

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Topics: PIH notices, Industry News, HUD terms, COVID-19

Our Webinar on the COVID-19 HUD Waivers for PIH Programs is now here!

Posted by NMA on Apr 21, 2020 8:45:00 AM

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Our Webinar on the COVID-19 HUD Waivers for PIH Programs is now on our site!

If you're looking for an in-depth discussion of each of the waivers issued as part of the Notice PIH 2020-05, then be sure to check out our video.

We also have slides available for you to download.

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Topics: PIH notices, Industry News, COVID-19

REAC previews new inspection protocol, issues inspector notice on carbon monoxide detectors

Posted by Annie Stevenson on Apr 2, 2019 11:17:33 AM

HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has established a new website with information about planned changes to its physical housing inspection model. The new model, National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE), is intended to improve upon the current Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) protocol by prioritizing health, safety, and functional defects.

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Inspections, PIH notices, UPCS, Industry News, NSPIRE

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