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HUD Posts FAQs about Increased Rent Payments for RAD Projects in Opportunity Zones

November 22, 2019    

Congress created the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in fiscal year 2012 to test whether public housing agencies (PHAs) could leverage Section 8 rental assistance contracts to raise private debt and equity to make public housing capital improvements and thereby preserve low-income housing...

Senate Passes FY20 Spending Package with Increases for Affordable Housing

November 22, 2019    

By a vote of 84-9, the Senate recently approved its fiscal year 2020 (FY20) HUD appropriations bill. The House passed its HUD FY20 appropriations bill in June. And now, with the passage of the Senate bill, the two bills must be reconciled before a final spending bill to ensure continued funding...

HUD Announces $1.5M Settlement with Bridgeport Housing

November 22, 2019    

HUD recently announced that the Department of Justice negotiated a settlement with the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport (HACB) settling allegations that HACB discriminated against persons with disabilities by failing to provide accessible units and ignoring their requests for...

HUD Awards $1.5M to PHAs for Young People Aging Out of Foster Care

November 22, 2019    

HUD recently awarded $1.5 million to nearly a dozen housing authorities to assist young people aging out of foster care and who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimates that more than 20,000 young people age out of foster care...

HUD Launches Webpages on the Preservation of Multifamily Housing

October 29, 2019    

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs (MFHP) recently announced the launch of three webpages to support multifamily owners with the operation and preservation of their sites. The goal of these new resources is to provide stakeholders with current and accessible information and the...

HUD Marks National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 29, 2019    

Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. Approximately 3.6 million families have...

HUD Releases RAD Evaluation

October 29, 2019    

In 2012, HUD embarked upon a new program to address the capital needs of severely distressed public housing. HUD recently released the results of an evaluation of the Department’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). The report found significant evidence that RAD is stimulating billions...

HUD Releases FY2020 Fair Market Rents

October 1, 2019    

HUD has published the fiscal year 2020 (FY20) Fair Market Rents (FMRs), which are now released only on huduser.gov. The FMRs are effective Oct. 1. In general, the FMR for an area is the amount that would be needed to pay the gross rent (shelter rent plus utilities) of privately owned, decent,...

Senate Appropriations Committee Advances FY2020 HUD Bill

October 1, 2019    

The budget agreement signed into law on Aug. 2 by President Trump raised defense and nondefense discretionary spending caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The deal allows for, but doesn’t accomplish on its own, enactment of this year's FY20 appropriations bills. Before the new...

HUD Expands Housing Preservation Program to Include Senior Housing

October 1, 2019    

In an effort to preserve and improve critically needed affordable housing for low-income seniors, HUD recently announced a significant expansion of its Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to facilitate capital investment in senior housing developments assisted through HUD's Section 202...

HUD Offers Technical Assistance to Launch Family Self-Sufficiency Program

October 1, 2019    

HUD is seeking assisted housing owners and management agents interested in receiving technical assistance (TA) to support their establishment of a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in one or more of the properties they own or manage. The TA will help owners/agents get ready to successfully...

HUD REAC Seeks Feedback on Expanded Property Inspection Standards

September 10, 2019    

HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has expanded the number of inspection items open for feedback from five items to 65 items before REAC fully implements HUD’s National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) model demonstration. This is part of HUD...