Online Alerts

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.

President Nominates Irving Dennis to Be HUD Chief Financial Officer

November 16, 2017    

President Trump has nominated Irving Dennis to be HUD’s chief financial officer. The Senate will have to confirm Dennis’ nomination. Dennis recently retired after more than 36 years with Ernst & Young, where he was a global client service partner. According to his LinkedIn...

HUD Cuts Red Tape to Speed Hurricane Recovery

November 16, 2017    

HUD recently announced a package of 19 regulatory and administrative waivers aimed at helping communities to accelerate their recovery from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. While HUD granted a number of individual waivers following disasters in the past, the recent announcement represents one...

HUD Provides Update on Disaster Recovery Efforts

November 16, 2017    

In a recent disaster recovery update call from HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, HUD reported the numbers of HUD-assisted properties and units in disaster-affected areas in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and California, as well as the number of on-...

Secretary Carson Testifies on HUD Budget, Disaster Recovery

October 19, 2017    

The House Financial Services Committee recently held an oversight hearing to discuss current HUD activities and programming with HUD Secretary Ben Carson. He defended the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to HUD’s budget. He emphasized that the HUD budget is based on evidence and...

HUD to Withhold Section 8 for Units without Electricity in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

October 19, 2017    

In a recent conference call to give updates on hurricane recovery efforts, HUD stated that in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, it will begin withholding rental assistance (Section 8) for units without electricity. According to HUD, sites without electricity do not meet the agency's...

HUD Requests Comments on PHA Service Boundaries

October 19, 2017    

HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection regarding PHAs’ applicable jurisdictions, also known as service areas, in which they are authorized to operate under state and local law.

HUD Awards $4M for Demolition of Lead-Surrounded Housing Complex

September 27, 2017    

HUD has awarded the East Chicago Housing Authority (ECHA) in East Chicago, Ind., $4 million for demolition of the West Calumet public housing complex. HUD has also finalized approval of the demolition plan by ECHA of the complex.

HUD Returns East St. Louis Housing Authority to Local Control

September 27, 2017    

HUD is returning the East St. Louis Housing Authority (ESLHA) to local control after more than 30 years of federal receivership. The agreement marks the end of the first and longest federal receivership of a local housing agency.

President Trump Nominates Robert Hunter Kurtz as PIH Assistant Secretary

September 27, 2017    

Robert Hunter Kurtz has been nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing at HUD. Mr. Kurtz currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Programs at HUD in the Office of the Secretary and previously held several other positions in the department during the...