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DHS Proposes Rule on Immigrant Access to Assisted Housing

October 16, 2018    

According to a preliminary notice issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Trump administration is considering ways to strengthen the enforcement of rules that require immigrants to demonstrate that they won’t take advantage of public assistance programs after entering the...

Senator Warren Introduces Affordable Housing Bill

October 16, 2018    

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced an affordable housing bill called the “American Housing and Economic Mobility Act.” It would authorize $500 billion for affordable housing programs over the next 10 years. The legislation increases funding for a number of affordable...

HUD and VA Secretaries Announce Homeless Veterans Housing Initiatives

October 16, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie recently announced $35 million in grants to combat veteran homelessness. The funding will be provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to 212 public housing...

HUD Awards $6.7M in Research Grants to Reduce Lead, Other Housing-Related Health Hazards

October 16, 2018    

To help protect children and seniors from exposure to lead and other home health hazards, HUD recently awarded $6.7 million to seven universities and public health organizations to improve methods for identifying and controlling residential health risks including lead-based paint, mold,...

House Passes Opioid Legislation that Includes Housing Pilot Program

October 16, 2018    

The House recently passed a package of opioid legislation (H.R. 6) that includes a new pilot program to provide housing assistance to individuals recovering from substance-use disorders. The bill would authorize Congress to provide funding for the pilot through the Community Development Block...

HUD Offers Rule Waivers in 2018 Disaster Areas

September 24, 2018    

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently published a Federal Register notice informing public housing agencies about waivers of HUD requirements they may request in the aftermath of a presidentially declared Major Disaster Declaration (MDD) during calendar year 2018. To...

HUD Awards Over $12M to Help Tribal Communities Make Housing Safer

September 24, 2018    

HUD recently awarded more than $12 million in Healthy Homes Production grants to 13 Tribes and Tribal agencies to protect children and families from home health and safety hazards. The grant funding will assist and protect families by targeting health hazards in 1,300 low-income homes with...

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Affordable Housing Development Regulatory Burdens

September 24, 2018    

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance recently held a hearing to review “The Cost of Regulation on Affordable Multifamily Development.” At the hearing, expert witnesses identified specific regulations at the federal, state, and local levels that can...

HUD Publishes FY 2019 Fair Market Rents

September 12, 2018    

HUD recently announced in the Federal Register the publication of FY19 Fair Market Rents (FMRs). FMRs are used to determine payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, initial rents in the Moderate...

HUD Awards $99M to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities

September 12, 2018    

HUD recently awarded $98.5 million to 285 local public housing authorities across the country to provide permanent affordable housing to nearly 12,000 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities. The housing assistance is provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice...

HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

September 12, 2018    

According to the new 2017 American Housing Survey recently released by HUD, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), renters are three times more likely to need financial assistance to evacuate during a major disaster than those who own their own homes. The new...

HUD Launches Campaign to Boost Landlord Acceptance of Housing Vouchers

September 12, 2018    

HUD recently announced a new task force aimed at boosting landlord participation in the Housing Choice Voucher program. HUD’s HCV program is the nation’s largest rental subsidy program, assisting more than two million low-income households each year. The announcement comes on the...