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PHA Agrees to Upgrade Public Housing for the Disabled

August 14, 2018    

HUD recently approved a Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) between the Hawaii Disability Rights Center and the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA). The HPHA has agreed to upgrade living units to meet accessibility standards, resolving a federal investigation that unearthed hundreds of...

Study Examines Work Requirements’ Impact on Residents’ Well-Being

August 14, 2018    

Cityscape, a journal of policy development and research, recently published “Work Requirements and Well-Being in Public Housing.” The study examined how implementation of a work requirement paired with supportive services by Charlotte Housing Authority has impacted residents...

House Passes HCV Mobility Demonstration Act

July 19, 2018    

The House of Representatives recently passed the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2018. It aims to help more Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) households move to communities of their choice, such as communities with high-performing schools, safe neighborhoods, and jobs. The...

HUD Releases Housing Counseling NOFA for FY 2018

July 19, 2018    

HUD recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Housing Counseling Grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2018. All HUD-approved counseling entities, including state HFAs, are eligible to apply.

HUD expects to award $47 million in housing counseling grants to around 300...

Secretary Carson Discusses Reforms at Book Distribution Event

July 19, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson was recently in Sarasota, Fla., to join the Sarasota Housing Authority and local police for their annual book distribution event. HUD partners with local housing authorities, the National Book Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Urban Libraries Council, and...

HUD Publishes Notice on Voluntary Transfer and Consolidation of HCV Programs

July 19, 2018    

HUD recently published PIH 2018-12, “Process for Public Housing Agency Volunteer Transfers and Consolidations of Housing Choice Vouchers and Project-Based Vouchers.” The notice can be found at https://www.hud.gov...

Federal Housing Spending Bill Moves to Senate, Rejects Rent Policy Changes

June 13, 2018    

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted on June 7 to approve draft legislation to largely boost or maintain spending on housing programs. A similar bill was approved last month by the House appropriations panel. The Senate’s $71.4 billion measure increases spending on programs by more...

HUD Indefinitely Suspends AFFH Rule, Withdraws Assessment Tool

June 13, 2018    

HUD effectively suspended the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, a 2015 regulation that required any community receiving HUD development block-grant funding to routinely identify instances of racial segregation and provide solutions to counter them. Those local governments were required...

President Signs Family Self-Sufficiency Act into Law

June 13, 2018    

On May 24, President Trump signed the Family Self-Sufficiency Act into law. The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Act permanently reauthorizes the program; combines the FSS programs for Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing, which are currently run separately; and expands eligibility to include...

Senate Confirms Brian Montgomery as HUD Assistant Secretary, FHA Commissioner

June 13, 2018    

The Senate recently confirmed Brian Montgomery as the HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The final vote was 72-23. Montgomery’s confirmation marks his second term as Assistant Secretary for Housing and FHA Commissioner at HUD....

HUD Names New Deputy Assistant Secretary of Multifamily Housing

June 13, 2018    

HUD recently announced that C. Lamar Seats is the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs. Mr. Seats was a managing director at M&T Realty Capital Corporation, responsible for multifamily loan production related to Federal Housing Administration, Fannie...

HUD Publishes 2018 HCV Implementation Notice

June 13, 2018    

HUD recently published Notice PIH 2018-09, titled “Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.” This notice provides information about the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program implementation in 2018. The notice also...