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HUD Awards $28M to Clean Up Lead Hazards in Public Housing

August 21, 2019    

HUD recently awarded $27.8 million to 38 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 25 states to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in thousands of older public housing units. Provided through HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund, these grants will be targeted to approximately 2,800 public...

HUD Awards $6M to Provide Technical Assistance to Distressed Communities

August 21, 2019    

HUD recently announced that it’s awarding $6 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to provide critically needed technical assistance to distressed communities with populations under 40,000, including those located in Opportunity Zones and communities struggling to...

HUD Releases NSPIRE Standards for Review and Comment

August 21, 2019    

HUD recently announced the release of the first set of National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) standards, presented to allow stakeholders an opportunity to provide HUD with feedback while it’s testing the standards with demonstration volunteer properties.

House Committee Advances Disaster Recovery Act

July 24, 2019    

The House Financial Services Committee recently voted unanimously to approve H.R. 3702, the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019.” Representative Al Green (D-TX-9) is the bill's sponsor, and Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO-2) is an original co-sponsor. H.R. 3702 will now go...

HUD Opens Pre-Registration for NSPIRE Demonstration

July 24, 2019    

HUD recently opened a pre-registration for agencies interested in participating in the NSPIRE Demonstration. NSPIRE is a new physical housing inspection model, and HUD wants to test the adjustments to standards, protocols, and processes prior to nationwide implementation. The department is...

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Against CO Poisoning

July 24, 2019    

Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) recently introduced the “Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident to Safety Act” to help protect residents of federally assisted housing from carbon monoxide poisoning. The bill was introduced in response to the deaths of 13...

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...