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HUD Seeks Comment on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulation

August 16, 2018    

HUD recently issued a press release stating its intention to reopen for public comment its 2015 final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) and made available a pre-publication of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which HUD will soon officially publish in the Federal...

Capital Needs Assessment e-Tool Requirement for PRACs Suspended

August 16, 2018    

A recent HUD memo suspended use of the CNA etool for Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) budgeting purposes. Until further notice, HUD directs PRAC projects needing to submit a rent increase to follow previous guidance in HUD Handbook 4350.1, Chapter 7: Processing Budgeted Rent Increases...

HUD Publishes Disaster Recovery Funding Notice

August 16, 2018    

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) recently published a notice in the Federal Register on the allocations, common application, waivers, and alternative requirements for funds allocated to address unmet needs from disasters that occurred in 2017. This $10.03 billion...

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Affordable Housing Task Force Bill

July 25, 2018    

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues recently introduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which seeks to better understand and respond to America’s housing crisis by creating...

Senator Harris Introduces Renters Tax Credit Legislation

July 25, 2018    

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently introduced the “Rent Relief Act.” Under Harris’ Rent Relief Act, a refundable tax credit would be available to individuals who live in rental housing and pay more than 30 percent of their gross income for the taxable year on their rent...

HUD Awards $14M to Help Public Housing Residents Secure Higher Paying Jobs

July 25, 2018    

To help low-income public housing residents increase their income and move toward self-sufficiency, HUD recently awarded $14 million to seven public housing authorities (PHAs). HUD's Jobs Plus Initiative connects public housing residents with employment, education, and financial empowerment...

NLIHC Report Highlights Affordability Issues Across Country

June 21, 2018    

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently released its annual report, Out of Reach. It documents the gap between wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. According to the findings, even with the recent wage growth for the lowest-paid workers, there is still...

Secretary Carson Announces Agreement to Improve NYCHA Living Conditions

June 21, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently announced an agreement with the nation's largest public housing authority to correct dangerous lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards. HUD, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a Consent Decree with...

First Round of EnVision Center Designations Announced

June 21, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently announced the first round of “EnVision Center” designations in 17 communities across the nation. One of Secretary Carson’s signature initiatives, EnVision Centers will offer HUD-assisted families access to support services that can help them...

HUD to Seek Comments on ‘Disparate Impact’ Regulation

May 17, 2018    

HUD recently announced that it will formally seek the public's comment on whether its 2013 Disparate Impact Regulation is consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. "HUD remains...

House Subcommittee's FY19 Spending Bill Maintains Higher HUD Funding

May 17, 2018    

The House Appropriations Transportation-HUD (THUD) Subcommittee recently released its draft fiscal year (FY) 2019 spending bill. The House subcommittee bill maintains the 10 percent increase in HUD funding that was secured in FY18 with modest additional increases for FY19, and it ignores...

Resolution Introduced Rejecting Secretary Carson’s Proposed Rent Hikes

May 17, 2018    

In response to HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to increase rents and impose work requirements on the lowest income households, House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) recently introduced H. Res. 886 to affirm the importance of the Brooke rule. Enacted by...