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Arizona PHA Reverses Eviction of Tenant with Disabilities, Pays Fine

September 29, 2021    

HUD recently announced that it has approved a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement between the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, in Mesa, Ariz., and one of its residents who has a mental health disability. Under the agreement, the housing authority will pay $10,000 to the tenant and...

HUD Opens Access to $5B in American Rescue Plan Grants to Prevent Homelessness

September 15, 2021    

HUD recently published Notice CPD-21-10, Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program. The notice establishes rules for granting the $5 billion provided under the American Rescue Plan Act through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). HOME provides formula...

HUD Clarifies Penalties for Violating Eviction Moratorium

August 25, 2021    

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing recently updated its Questions & Answers document for COVID-19 to include information about the latest CDC eviction moratorium extension that was issued on Aug. 3 and intended to run until Oct. 3 for counties with heightened levels of community...

Senate Passes Budget Resolution, $332B for Housing and Transportation

August 11, 2021    

On Tuesday, Aug. 10, the Senate passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill to improve and modernize the nation’s roads and bridges. Included in the plan are funds for broadband infrastructure. The plan allocates $65 billion to “bridge America’s digital divide and build...

Biden Commits to Affordable Housing in Infrastructure Package

July 21, 2021    

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) recently issued a press release announcing that she secured a commitment from President Biden to include affordable housing investments in the infrastructure package enacted through a reconciliation process.

2.3M Households Enroll in Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

June 16, 2021    

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently announced that 2.3 million households have enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program in its first three weeks. The EBB program provides a discount on both broadband service and needed equipment, such as a modem. Lawmakers...

FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

May 12, 2021    

A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program has launched to help low-income households receive discounts on their broadband service. Lawmakers authorized the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) in December as part of a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package. Now, with more than 875 Internet...

HUD Secretary Testifies on Budget Request

April 28, 2021    

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge recently testified as the sole witness before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing and Urban Development on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 discretionary funding request for HUD.

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Funding Request Seeks 15% Increase to HUD Budget

April 14, 2021    

President Biden recently sent the administration’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding request to Congress. The HUD budget requests $68.7 billion, a $9 billion or 15 percent increase...

CDC Signals Extension of Eviction Moratorium

March 24, 2021    

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated it will extend its moratorium on residential evictions. The moratorium is currently set to expire March 31. The CDC recently submitted a proposal regarding the moratorium to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for...

Senate Confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary

March 10, 2021    

The Senate voted 66-34 to confirm President Biden’s nomination of Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. With this confirmation, she has become the first Black woman to lead the agency in more than four decades. Patricia Harris was the first Black...

HUD Secretary-Designate Fudge Discusses Priorities

February 24, 2021    

Although the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee advanced the nomination of HUD Secretary-designate Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to the full Senate on a 17-7 bipartisan vote, the confirmation vote has not been scheduled yet because the committee vote came five days before the Senate...