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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 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: 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

Community development and housing news: April 13, 2021

Posted by NMA on Apr 13, 2021 11:37:01 AM

HUD released FY21 Income Limits, RAD office issued brief Section 3 guidance for PHAs converting Public Housing under RAD, and HUD allocated nearly $700 million through Housing Trust Fund for affordable housing.

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HUD released FY21 Income Limits

Used to determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including public housing, Section 8 project-based rental assistance, Housing Choice Vouchers, and other special-needs housing programs, this query tool allows users to obtain the income limits for their area. Read more

 

HUD’s RAD office issued brief Section 3 guidance for PHAs converting Public Housing under RAD

The two-page document provides guidance on how the new Section 3 regulations apply to RAD conversions of public housing to Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) or Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA). The new final Section 3 rule and how it applies in RAD conversions will be provided by HUD on April 20, 2021. Read more

 

HUD allocated nearly $700 million through Housing Trust Fund for affordable housing

The funds will produce more affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including families experiencing homelessness. This year’s allocation increased from last year's allocation by around $365 million. Read more

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Topics: Fair Housing, RAD, ROSS, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher

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