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Senators Send HUD Letter Opposing Proposed Mixed-Status Immigrant-Family Rule

June 19, 2019    

A group of 19 Democratic senators led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently sent a letter to HUD Secretary Carson opposing the agency’s proposal to prohibit mixed-status immigrant families from living in public and other subsidized housing.

HUD Issues Three Chapters of Revised Housing Voucher Guidebook

June 19, 2019    

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently published three of 13 chapters of a revised Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Guidebook. The previous guidebook (7420.10G) is from 2001. According to HUD, the HCV Guidebook is being published as chapters are completed to provide PHAs,...

House Committee Advances Flood Insurance Reauthorization, Other Housing-Related Bills

June 19, 2019    

The House Financial Services Committee recently advanced a series of housing-related measures, including bills to reauthorize and reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and block HUD from implementing proposed rules that would bar families with mixed immigration status from housing...

PHA May Have ‘Implicitly’ Approved Daughter’s Succession Rights to Unit

June 19, 2019    

A daughter moved into her mother’s New York City public housing unit when the mother began to show signs of dementia. After her mother died, the daughter claimed succession rights to the unit. She claimed that her mother had advised the site manager that she had moved in and that she...

HUD Awards $1.5B to Support Seven States’ 2018 Disaster Recovery

May 16, 2019    

HUD recently awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence, and devastating wildfires in California. These funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block...

Lawmakers Pressure HUD to Rescind Proposed Rule for Immigrant Families

May 16, 2019    

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate denounced a new rule proposed by the Trump Administration that would lead to thousands of “mixed-status” immigrant families that have members who are undocumented or otherwise ineligible for public and other subsidized housing to split up or be...

House Committee Approves HUD FY20 Funding Levels

May 16, 2019    

By a party-line vote of 30-22, the House Appropriations Committee recently approved spending limits for its fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending bills. For FY20, the committee would provide the Transportation-HUD spending bill $75.8 billion, an increase of $4.7 billion or 6.6 percent over its FY19...

HUD Seeks Input on Optimizing Impact of Opportunity Zones

April 18, 2019    

HUD recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on how it can use its existing authorities to maximize the beneficial impact of Opportunity Zones for residents and their communities. President Trump signed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, creating Opportunity Zones to...

Senator Harris Reintroduces “Rent Relief Act”

April 18, 2019    

Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) recently reintroduced the Rent Relief Act. The legislation creates a new, refundable tax credit for households whose housing costs exceed 30 percent of their income, including rent and utilities. Unlike existing tax credits, Americans who qualify would receive the...

Legislation Reintroduced to Improve HUD’s Property Inspection Process & Enforcement

April 18, 2019    

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently reintroduced the “HUD Inspection Process and Enforcement Reform Act of 2019.” The legislation was first introduced by him in 2015 and it aims to improve federal housing inspections and to hold landlords accountable for misusing taxpayer dollars or...

Senators Reintroduce American Housing and Economic Mobility Act

March 28, 2019    

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and colleagues recently reintroduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act to confront the affordable housing shortage.

Legislation Introduced to Require CO Detectors in Public Housing

March 28, 2019    

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently introduced the Safe Housing for Families Act to provide carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in HUD housing units. The bill follows recent reports of CO poisoning among residents of HUD housing, which has led to at least 11 deaths since 2003. Companion legislation...