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Community Development and Housing News: July 18, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jul 18, 2022 4:21:07 PM

HUD updates MOR scheduling, announces funding for veteran housing, swears in Vinay Singh as Chief Financial Officer, and closes a RAD transaction with Philadelphia Housing Authority; and the Treasury updates ERAP FAQs.

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HUD Multifamily Publishes Streamlining Management and Occupancy Review (MOR) Final Rule

In a recent final rule effective September 26, 2022, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs amended Project-Based Section 8 regulations concerning MOR scheduling. Going forward, a property’s risk-rating and previous score will determine whether the property’s next MOR will be scheduled within 12, 24, or 36 months of its previous MOR. Read article

 

Treasury Releases Revised Guidance for Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

The US Department of the Treasury’s recently updated FAQ addresses payments made by multiple grantees, documentation and eligibility requirements, source-of-income protection laws, and accessibility. NLIHC reports on the changes. Read article

 

HUD, VA Announce $10.4 Million Funding Opportunity for Rehabilitation of Low-Income Veterans’ Homes

HUD and VA are making available $10.4 million through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (VHRMP) for the rehabilitation of homes of veterans with low incomes and disabilities. Grants will be competitively awarded in amounts of up to $1 million each to selected applicants; HUD expects to make approximately 10 awards from the funds available under the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Read article

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Topics: Final Rule, RAD, Industry News, 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: 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

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