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Community Development and Housing News: January 31, 2022

Posted by NMA on Jan 31, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Guidance from HUD and the Treasury on HCV budgeting, Section 3, commitment letters for prospective renters, and more.

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HUD Letter on 2022 HCV Program Renewal Awards

In a letter to PHA executive directors on January 18, HUD provided important information and guidance about planning 2022 budgets for the Housing Choice Voucher program. Read article


HUD Publishes Section 3 Guidebook

This new resource is intended to help HUD grant recipients, subrecipients, contractors, and Section 3 business that manage or implement the Section 3 provisions. In addition to the latest tools and resources for applying these provisions to HUD-funded projects and activities, the guidebook includes information on implementing the requirements of the Section 3 final rule that went into effect November 30, 2020. Read article


HUD Publishes Notice to Extend Length of Housing Support to Foster Youth

In a notice in the Federal Register, HUD implements and provides guidance on the provisions of the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities (FSHO) amendments to the Family Unification Program. Under FSHO, former foster youth may receive up to 60 months of voucher assistance. Eligible youth include those participating in family self-sufficiency programs, and those in specific situations precluding their participation in such programs. HUD seeks public comment on certain provisions. Read article

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Topics: Foster Children, Section 3, Industry News, Housing Choice Voucher, COVID-19

Affordable housing news 6/24/16

Posted by NMA on Jun 24, 2016 3:31:47 PM

CBPP: As more low-income renters struggle, federal subsidies favor well-off homeowners

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Topics: Criminal Records, HOTMA, MTW, Residential Rental Inspection Programs, Section 3, Voucher Reform Legislation

Section 3 reporting system relaunched

Posted by BEMuser on Aug 27, 2015 2:20:39 PM

This week in a letter sent out to covered recipients, HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) announced the relaunch of the Section 3 Performance Evaluation and Registry System (SPEARS) for the submission of annual summary reports (Form HUD-60002) and to notify Section 3 businesses about the availability of local HUD-funded contracts. In 2012, the system had been disabled due to fatal technical errors and lapses in information security, leaving PHAs, PJs, and other covered recipients unable to submit reports for the 2013 and 2014 reporting periods.

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Topics: Section 3

Legislative Update with Nan McKay

Posted by BEMuser on Aug 11, 2015 8:26:27 AM

While serving as executive director of a Minnesota housing authority, Nan McKay started one of the nation’s first Section 8 programs. She has previously written for the NMA blog on the topic of executive management and high performance achievement in the HCV program as well as stories from her fifty years in the housing industry.

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Topics: Fair Housing, Section 3, The Housing Conference, VAWA

Friday news roundup 3/20/15

Posted by BEMuser on Mar 20, 2015 11:17:44 AM

Yesterday HUD issued a press release about the new Section 3 proposed rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register but was previewed earlier this week in an advance copy.

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Topics: Green Building, Proposed Rule, Section 3

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