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HUD Approves Discrimination Settlement Between Puerto Rico PHA and Residents

June 13, 2019    

HUD recently announced that it has negotiated an agreement between the Puerto Rico Public Housing Authority (PRPHA) and its residents who have disabilities. The agreement resolves allegations that a site under PRPHA’s jurisdiction was inaccessible to persons with disabilities for more than...

HUD Will Offer $5M for CO Detectors in Public Housing

June 13, 2019    

HUD Secretary Carson recently announced that $5 million will be made available for the purchase and installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in public housing units where they’re necessary. The funds will be provided through HUD’s Emergency Safety and Security Program and...

HUD Proposes to Roll Back Transgender Protections at Federally Funded Homeless Shelters

June 13, 2019    

HUD recently announced a forthcoming proposed rule that would roll back protections for transgender people experiencing homelessness by allowing federally funded homeless shelters whose facilities are segregated by sex (such as bathrooms and sleeping quarters) to establish an admission policy...

Test of New Physical Inspection Protocol Continues

June 13, 2019    

In a recently issued Federal Register notice, HUD requested comments on a planned two-year continuation of the Uniform Physical Condition Standards for Vouchers (UPCS-V) demonstration. Comments are due by July 29, and more information on submitting comments can be found at...

House Committee Advances Housing Spending Bill

June 13, 2019    

The House Appropriations Committee recently advanced a $137.1 billion spending bill covering transportation and housing, about $6 billion above current levels and $17.3 billion more than President Trump’s request. The measure was approved in a 29-21 vote, divided mostly along party lines....

HUD Releases Income Limits for Fiscal Year 2019

May 9, 2019    

HUD recently released fiscal year 2019 income limits that determine eligibility for HUD housing programs including Public Housing, PBRA Section 8, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Section 202/Section 811 PRAC. The release comes after a delay due to the partial government shutdown earlier...

House Committee Holds Hearing on Housing as Infrastructure

May 9, 2019    

The House Financial Services Committee recently held a hearing entitled “Housing America: Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock.” The hearing explored the need to produce and preserve affordable housing as part of the nation’s infrastructure and...

HUD Proposes Banning Undocumented Immigrants from Subsidized Housing

May 9, 2019    

Under Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, as amended, undocumented immigrants can’t receive federal housing assistance, but families of mixed-immigration status can live in subsidized housing if at least one member of the household is eligible to receive...

HUD Issues Second Invitation for PHAs to Join MTW Program

April 11, 2019    

HUD recently issued a new notice requesting letters of interest under its Moving to Work (MTW) program from PHAs with 1,001 or more total public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) units. Under the program, MTW participants are able to both implement policies that vary from those required...

Rule Proposed to Make Section 3 More Efficient and Effective

April 11, 2019    

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest...

Disability Access Violations Found in LA’s Affordable Housing

April 11, 2019    

HUD recently issued a letter to the City of Los Angeles, detailing the city’s ongoing failure to provide accessible housing for low-income persons with disabilities. HUD’s Supplemental Letter of Findings expands on observations the department first made in 2012 when it notified the...

HUD Launches Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign for Fair Housing Month

April 11, 2019    

April is Fair Housing Month, and the Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status. This year, HUD is especially focused on protecting the rights of individuals to feel safe and secure...