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Using HUD Funds to Protect Public Housing Residents Against Extreme Heat

June 19, 2024    

With a heat dome intensifying over the northeastern United States this week, HUD recently announced new guidance on the use of HUD funding to help mitigate the impacts of extreme heat for nearly 1.6 million residents in public housing, especially for those most vulnerable residents. Although...

Housing Choice Voucher Program Gets Renewal Funding

May 15, 2024    

HUD recently announced $30 billion in renewal funding for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. This funding will help public housing authorities (PHAs) continue to provide assistance to families and individuals who are in need of affordable housing options. “As HUD’s single...

HUD, Indianapolis Take Control of Local Housing Agency

April 18, 2024    

HUD recently announced the federal and local takeover of Indianapolis Housing Agency. HUD has entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement (CEA) to take control of the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) alongside the City of Indianapolis.

HUD Announces Nearly $130M in Family Self Sufficiency Grants

February 21, 2024    

HUD recently announced over $128 million to 835 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) owners for the 2023 Renewal and New Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program grants. 

HUD Reaches Agreement with Owner Over FHA Violations

January 17, 2024    

HUD recently announced that it entered a voluntary compliance agreement with a housing provider in Brooklyn, N.Y., to resolve a compliance review concerning non-discrimination in...

HUD Launches Free Energy & Water Benchmarking Service

December 13, 2023    

HUD recently announced that it is making its Energy and Water Benchmarking Service available for sites participating in its Multifamily project-based rental assistance programs. This new, free service provides participating...

Affordable Connectivity Program Gets New Streamlined Enrollment Process

November 16, 2023    

And the White House has asked Congress for $6 billion to extend the ACP program.

 

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers free or discounted high-speed internet to qualifying households. It provides a monthly internet...

HUD Announces National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2023

October 18, 2023    

Every year during the last week of October, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) raises awareness about lead poisoning. HUD, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are working to raise awareness, provide resources, and...

HUD Updates Contingency Plan for Possible Government Shutdown

September 21, 2023    

Lawmakers are approaching a Sept. 30 deadline and are far apart in reaching an agreement to keep the federal government funded or else risk a partial government shutdown. Despite agreement that a short-term spending measure to extend government funding, known as a continuing resolution, will be...

GAO Releases Report on Housing Trust Fund

August 17, 2023    

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled “Affordable Housing: Improvements Needed in HUD’s Oversight of the Housing Trust Fund Program.” The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program is designed...

Junk Fees in Rental Housing Come Under Fire

July 19, 2023    

Rental fees can increase cost burdens for renter households, who are often already spending a growing share of their income on rent due to a limited housing supply across the country. 

HUD Pipeline Includes Over 50 Proposed Rules

June 21, 2023    

According to the 2023 spring regulatory agenda recently released by the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), HUD has over 50 proposed rules in the pipeline. The spring regulatory agenda details...