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HUD Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

March 14, 2018    

HUD recently awarded nearly $5 million to six communities to help create plans to redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods. Funded through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, these grants are intended to help local leaders to craft comprehensive,...

HUD and Houston Reach Fair Housing Agreement

March 14, 2018    

HUD and the City of Houston today announced a joint agreement designed to expand housing choice and mobility for lower income residents, including those experiencing homelessness and victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The agreement requires the City of Houston to adopt multifamily priorities...

Report Highlights Affordable Housing Shortage

March 14, 2018    

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently released a new report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, which finds a national shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) renter households. These are households earning up to 30...

Trump Administration Proposes 2019 HUD Budget

February 21, 2018    

The Trump administration recently announced the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for HUD. The budget proposes an 18.3 percent cut from FY 2017 enacted levels. The goal is to reduce the federal involvement in housing assistance and “recognizing” that states and local governments...

GAO Finds Numerous Issues with Moving to Work Demonstration

February 21, 2018    

At the request of House Committee on Financial Services Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) undertook an additional review of the Moving to Work Demonstration (MTW), with a focus on how the demonstration affected public housing and voucher tenants.

California Housing Authorities Settle Disability Discrimination Claims

February 21, 2018    

HUD recently announced that it has reached a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa (HACCC) and the Vallejo Housing Authority (VHA), both located in California, resolving allegations that they violated the Fair Housing Act, Section...

HUD Posts Government Shutdown Contingency Plan

January 26, 2018    

Congress recently passed a short-term funding bill that will continue to fund government activities through Feb. 8, 2018. There’s a good chance that Congress won’t reach a compromise that funds the government through the Sept. 30 fiscal-year end, which will likely result in another...

House Passes Family Self Sufficiency Act

January 26, 2018    

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill reauthorizing the “Family Self Sufficiency Act” (HR 4258). Since its establishment, the FSS program has enabled families living in public or project-based assisted housing or using Housing Choice Vouchers to access workforce...

Senate Committee Re-Approves HUD Nominees

January 26, 2018    

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs recently voted to recommend two nominees for HUD assistant secretary positions. The nominees will next be voted on by the full Senate; the timing for such a vote is uncertain. The nominees are Brian Montgomery for HUD assistant...

Congress Approves Short-Term Continuing Resolution

December 15, 2017    

President Trump recently signed into law a Continuing Resolution (CR, H.J. Res. 123) to keep the federal government funded through Dec. 22. The new CR funds federal programs, including HUD, at FY 2017 levels and extends the National Flood Insurance Program and the Children's Health Insurance...

Bill Would Change Physical Condition Standard for Small PHAs

December 15, 2017    

The Senate Banking Committee recently approved the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act” (S. 2155). The bill incorporates the Protect Tenants at Foreclosure Act and the Family Self-Sufficiency Act, which provide important protections and opportunities for...

HUD Notice Explains Requirements for Encumbering Public Housing Property

December 15, 2017    

HUD recently issued Notice PIH 2017-24, “Guidance on Third-Party Agreements Encumbering Public Housing Property.” The notice discusses the HUD approval process for specific types of agreements that encumber a PHA’s use or interest in public housing property.

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