Online Alerts

HUD Publishes Translations of CDC Eviction Protection Form

October 14, 2020    

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing is encouraging owners to inform residents of the eviction protections under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order and the required declaration form. In particular, owners of HUD-assisted sites who are notifying residents that their...

Social Security Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021

October 14, 2020    

The Social Security Administration recently announced the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2021. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in January 2021. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI...

CDC Eviction Moratorium Applies to HUD Programs, But Faces Legal Challenge

September 16, 2020    

HUD’s Offices of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and Multifamily Housing Programs (Multifamily) recently sent out information to participants informing them of the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PIH states...

HUD Awards Nearly $2 Billion in CARES Act Relief Funds

September 16, 2020    

HUD recently announced the third and final round of allocation of the $5 billion Congress provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in supplemental Community Development Block Grant funding (CDBG-CV). To date, HUD has provided nearly $5 billion in CDBG funding...

HUD Publishes FY21 Fair Market Rents

August 26, 2020    

HUD recently published a notice in the Federal Register on the fair market rents (FMRs) for the Housing Choice Voucher...

Executive Order Directs Agencies to Mull Ways to Prevent Evictions

August 12, 2020    

On Aug. 8, President Trump issued an executive order to address COVID-19-related challenges for renters. The order directs a number of federal agencies, including HUD and the Treasury Department, to consider actions to prevent eviction and foreclosure. It requires the secretaries of Treasury and...

HUD Awards $472M to PHAs to Help Keep Residents Housed

August 12, 2020    

HUD recently announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low-income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities (PHAs) to help families assisted by Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) and mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare for, and respond...

HUD Announces Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments

July 29, 2020    

On July 23, the Office of Housing published Housing Notice H-2020-08, “Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs) for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs.” HUD is making available CARES...

HUD Replaces AFFH Rule with Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice Rule

July 29, 2020    

On July 23, HUD issued a new Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice final rule, which repeals the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) final rule and the 1994 Analysis of Impediments requirements. This move is a return to HUD’s pre-1994 understanding of the 1968 Fair...

Joint Biden-Sanders Task Force Issues Affordable Housing Recommendations

July 15, 2020    

Ahead of the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign recently released the policy recommendations reached by its joint task forces with supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. The idea of joint task forces was born out of Biden and Sanders’ pledges to unite the...

HUD Issues Eviction Moratorium Notice, Housing Stability Brochure

July 15, 2020    

HUD continues to encourage owners of multifamily properties to work with tenants who have lost jobs and income due to the COVID-19 pandemic to help them stay stably housed. HUD recently issued a brochure entitled,...

Housing Needs Increase Among Older Adults

June 24, 2020    

HUD recently posted a new report, Worst Case Housing Needs: 2019 Report to Congress. This report is the 17th in a longstanding series providing national data and analysis of critical housing problems facing very low-income renting families. “Worst case housing needs” households are...