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HUD Issues Report on Feasibility of National Evictions Database

January 14, 2022    

The 2021 Appropriations Act tasked HUD with studying the feasibility of creating a national evictions database. The database would collect information on three types of evictions: formal court-ordered evictions, extra-legal evictions (unlawful or self-evictions), and administrative evictions (...

House Passes $1.7 Trillion Build Back Better Act

December 14, 2021    

On Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. The passed 220-213 and is now in the Senate for consideration. In a recent letter, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer told lawmakers to prepare for a busy remainder of the year. He has set a Christmas deadline...

Vaccination Rates and Risk Factors Among HUD-Assisted Families

November 11, 2021    

In an Oct. 27 webinar presented by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD announced the results of a Census Bureau Household Pulse survey that gathered data of COVID-19 vaccine status among persons living in public and assisted housing. The Household Pulse Survey is designed...

Build Back Better Bill Maintains Funding for Affordable Housing

November 11, 2021    

On Nov. 3, the House Rules Committee released amended text for the Build Back Better Act. The amended text includes $150 billion in funding for affordable housing and community development. If enacted, this bill would provide historic levels of funding for housing.

HUD Releases Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

November 11, 2021    

Recently, more than 20 major federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and HUD came out with new climate adaptation plans. The plans started from an executive order from President Biden calling for a whole-of-government approach to addressing climate change. The...

HUD Extends NSPIRE Physical Inspection Pilot to 2023

October 14, 2021    

On Sept. 28, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate and Associated Protocols (NSPIRE) to April 30, 2023. The NSPIRE demonstration is a part of HUD's efforts to test the overhaul of 20-year-old...

August Treasury Data Show Increasing ERA Fund Distribution

October 14, 2021    

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released updated Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) spending data through Aug. 31. The data shows that state and local ERA programs have distributed more than 1.4 million payments to households, totaling more than $7.7 billion to support the housing stability...

White House Releases Fact Sheet on Increasing Affordable Housing

September 15, 2021    

On Sept. 1, the White House released a fact sheet on the Biden administration’s efforts to increase the affordable housing supply. The plan is to create 100,000 additional affordable homes for homeowners and renters over the next three years, with an emphasis on the lower and middle...

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance, Regulatory Waivers for Ida Survivors

September 15, 2021    

HUD announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for areas of Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida. The president’s declaration of these places as disaster areas allows HUD to aid impacted families living in identified parishes. As part of the assistance, HUD has issued a...

HUD Releases FY 2022 Fair Market Rents

August 12, 2021    

HUD has published the fiscal year 2022 Fair Market Rents (FMRs). The FMRs are effective Oct. 1. FMRs are used to determine payment standards for HUD’s various housing programs. In general, the FMR for an area is the amount that a tenant would need to pay the gross rent (shelter rent plus...

Emergency Broadband Benefit Enrollment Exceeds 4M Households

August 12, 2021    

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel recently announced that over four million households have enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, the nation’s largest broadband affordability program to date. The $3.2 billion subsidy program initiated by Congress provides a temporary...

GAO Urges More Comprehensive REAC Changes

July 15, 2021    

Recommendations include processes to address lead paint hazards.

 

On July 6, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) updated its April 2020 list of priority recommendations for HUD. The earlier list outlined 17 “priority open” recommendations—those...