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Trump Administration Proposes 2020 HUD Budget

March 14, 2019    

President Trump recently released his fiscal year 2020 budget request. The 2020 President’s Budget requests $44.1 billion for HUD, approximately $8.7 billion less than the 2019 Annualized Continuing Resolution (CR). According to Secretary Carson, the budget strategically invests in...

Pressure Mounts to Implement CO Protections after Deaths in Public Housing

March 14, 2019    

Recently, NBC News found that at least 11 deaths in federally subsidized housing since 2003 were caused by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, most recently in January when two men died in a public housing site in Columbia, S.C. HUD doesn’t require CO detectors in public housing and, according...

HUD Publishes RAD for PRAC Notice for Comment

March 14, 2019    

The FY 2018 Appropriations Act authorized the conversion of properties assisted by Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRAC). HUD has requested comments to a new draft Section 4 to be added to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Revised Notice. The new section would allow for...

HUD Implements $5M Set-Aside for TPVs in Low-Vacancy Areas

March 14, 2019    

HUD issued a joint notice implementing the use of the $5 million set-aside included in the FY 2018 appropriations for tenant protection vouchers (TPVs) for low-income households who may have to pay more than 30 percent of their adjusted incomes for rent if they live in certain HUD-assisted...

Trump Administration's HUD Nominees Advance in Senate

March 14, 2019    

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs recently approved the nominations of Seth Appleton to be Assistant Secretary of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research and Robert Kurtz to be Assistant Secretary of HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing. These...

HUD's Multifamily Housing Office Sends Post-Shutdown Memo

February 15, 2019    

After the signing of the bill that temporarily ended the government shutdown on Jan. 25, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published a memo regarding the resumption of asset management activities. The memo identified the priorities the staff will have in tackling the backlog of...

HUD Sends Proposed Changes to Disparate Impact Regulations to OMB

February 15, 2019    

HUD recently sent proposed changes to the disparate impact regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget. HUD’s disparate impact rule was enacted by HUD during the Obama administration and is used as a way to enforce the Fair...

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Families Relocate to Greater Opportunity Areas

February 15, 2019    

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) recently introduced legislation to provide greater choice and mobility to participants in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program. The...

NYCHA and HUD Announce Agreement for Third-Party Monitor

February 15, 2019    

HUD recently reached an agreement with the City of New York and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide a new roadmap forward for NYCHA that will address the longstanding issues at the housing authority’s sites.

HUD Announces ROSS-SC Awards

January 15, 2019    

HUD recently announced $29 million in grants to public housing authorities (PHAs) and nonprofit organizations to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities through the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC)...

Action Plan Aims to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

January 15, 2019    

The Trump administration recently announced a joint action plan by HUD, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reduce childhood lead exposures and associated health impacts. “HUD is delighted to join the other members...

HUD Posts Notice on Changes to Admission and Occupancy Requirements

January 15, 2019    

In the Public Inspection of the Federal Register, HUD recently posted a 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection on changes to Admission and Occupancy Requirements for Public Housing. According to the notice, it implements changes to the admission and occupancy requirements for the...