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HUD Issues Technical Corrections to HOTMA Implementation Notice

July 20, 2017    

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently published several technical corrections and to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) provisions of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) it had issued on Jan. 18. The corrections and clarifications are as follows:

Senate Banking Committee Considers Three HUD Nominations

July 20, 2017    

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs recently met to consider three key HUD nominations. The nominations are Paul Compton, Jr., to general counsel; Anna Farias, to assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; and Neal Rackleff, to assistant secretary for...

CBPP Estimates Higher Rents for HUD-Assisted Families under Trump Budget Proposal

July 20, 2017    

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) estimates that President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would allow HUD to raise rents for up to four million HUD-assisted low-income families. According to the analysis, the budget would increase rents by:

Senate Banking Committee Advances HUD Deputy Secretary Nomination

June 22, 2017    

The Senate Committee on Banking recently voted to recommend the nomination of Pam Patenaude to serve as HUD Deputy Secretary. Her nomination was supported by all members in attendance except for Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

HUD Report Seeks Greater Action on Injuries to Seniors in the Home

June 22, 2017    

Approximately one-third of adults age 65 years or older fall in their home, resulting in injury, long-term disability, and premature institutionalization. By 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the cost related to these kinds of injuries to be nearly $60 billion a year...

Former PIH Assistant Secretary Pens Critical Opinion Piece against Budget Proposal

June 22, 2017    

Orlando Cabrera, former assistant secretary for Public and Indian Housing under President George W. Bush, recently wrote an opinion piece for a political website, The Hill, entitled “Trump's plan to cut public housing is a mistake for America.”

ASPCA Sues HUD after Denial of FOIA Requests

May 18, 2017    

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently filed a lawsuit against HUD alleging that the agency’s refusal to waive fees related to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is unlawful. According to the ASPCA, in 2015 a FOIA request was submitted...

LeadingAge Launches Campaign to Save Section 202 Program

May 18, 2017    

LeadingAge recently launched a new campaign to save HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program. Save HUD 202 is a comprehensive, multi-month effort to convince lawmakers to fully fund the program. The campaign, Save HUD 202, focuses on: preventing cuts to HUD 202; maintaining 100...

Controversial Texas Mayor Named Regional Administrator for HUD

May 18, 2017    

Controversial Irving, Texas, Mayor Beth Van Duyne recently announced that she accepted a new job as a regional administrator for HUD. She will oversee HUD in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

HUD Releases Income Limits for Fiscal Year 2017

April 19, 2017    

On April 14, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Income Limits. These income limits are effective as of April 14. Income limits are set by HUD to determine the eligibility of applicants for HUD’s assisted housing programs. Section 8...

Senators Introduce Legislation Expanding VAWA Protections

April 19, 2017    

Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently reintroduced legislation called the “Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act.” It builds on the protections provided under the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968...

OMB Issues Memo to Federal Agencies Requiring Workforce Cuts

April 19, 2017    

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memorandum requiring all federal agencies to begin taking immediate actions to achieve near-term workforce reductions and cost savings based on President Donald Trump’s FY18 Budget Blueprint. The memo provides guidance...