Dealing with Households

HUD Offers Free COVID-19 Test Kits for Section 202 Sites

January 17, 2023    

HUD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched a federal Health Partner Ordering Portal (HPOP) to expand the available COVID-19 diagnostic testing supply for at-risk individuals. HHS and HUD have leaned on their network of aging and disability organizations to...

An Overview of HUD's Emergency Housing Voucher Program

December 14, 2022    

Here’s how EHVs differ from Housing Choice Vouchers.

 

Under the American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration pledged $5 billion in support for people who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, or otherwise at severe risk. This pledge became the Emergency...

Treasury Adds 7 Policies to Expedite ERA Distribution

September 15, 2021    

The Treasury Department recently released updated Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) spending data through July 31. So far, state and local programs have spent more than $5.1 billion to support the housing stability of vulnerable renters out of the $25 billion allocated under the first round of...

CDC Issues Targeted Eviction Moratorium Through Oct. 3

August 12, 2021    

On Aug. 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a limited eviction moratorium covering renters living in communities experiencing a substantial or high level of COVID-19 transmission. The CDC’s original moratorium was allowed to expire on July 31, leaving an...

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium, Treasury Updates ERA FAQs

July 15, 2021    

Despite a slow start, the rate of ERA spending is increasing.

 

On June 25, the Biden administration announced that it will extend through July 31 the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Extending the eviction...

Treasury Updates ERA FAQs as Funds Start Rolling Out

June 10, 2021    

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced that it has distributed $6.1 billion through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program in less than two weeks since $21.6 billion was allocated to the program through funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The program...

Emergency Rental Assistance Program: 2020 Act vs. 2021 Act

April 9, 2021    

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which passed in the U.S. Senate by a narrow 50-49 vote on March 6 and in the U.S. House of Representatives by a 220-211 vote on March 10, signifies the Biden...

Treasury Department Issues New Emergency Rental Assistance Guidance

March 11, 2021    

New guidance lowers barriers to emergency rental relief.

 

On Feb. 22, the Department of the Treasury released an updated FAQ to help states and communities quickly distribute more than $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to renters financially impacted by...

Are Your Residents Eligible for the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit?

March 11, 2021    

High-speed Internet at home has become essential for school, work, and many other areas of life during the pandemic. Some of your households may be struggling to afford an Internet connection. In an April Pew Research survey of American parents with children attending school remotely, 36 percent...

Follow Your Policy to Ward Off Remaining Family Member Grievances

February 11, 2021    

Occasionally, after the death of a resident or head of household, a remaining family member will claim succession rights to the subsidized apartment. According to HUD, a remaining household member is one in which the individual is of legal contract age under state law and was a party to the...

Tell Non-Filing Residents about IRS Economic Impact Payment Tool

September 14, 2020    

Even residents who don’t file tax returns can still receive their economic impact payments. As a result of the hardships presented by the coronavirus, economic impact payments are still being issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). While most people have received their payment...

Remind Residents of Their Rent Responsibilities During COVID Crisis

May 1, 2020    

On April 24, HUD published a resource addressing tenant rent concerns during the temporary COVID-19 evictions ban. The brochure applies to assisted and insured housing programs administered by HUD’s Office of MFH Programs. The brochure doesn’t apply to participants in the Public...