Online Alerts

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...

Affordable Housing Shortage Persists for Extremely Low-Income Households

March 28, 2019    

The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently released its annual report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes. Their analysis found that there are only 37 affordable and available rental homes exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households nationwide. These renter households...

HUD Cuts Advance Notice of REAC Inspections

February 20, 2019    

HUD recently announced it is dramatically reducing the advance notice it provides to public housing authorities (PHAs) and private owners of HUD-subsidized apartment developments before their housing is inspected to ensure it is decent, safe, and healthy. HUD's new standard provides PHAs and...

President Signs Appropriations Bill Funding Government, HUD

February 20, 2019    

On Feb. 15, President Trump signed into law H.J. Res. 31. This legislation will fund the remainder of the government, including HUD, through Sept. 30, 2019, the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. With the signing of the resolution into law, there will be no more shutdowns impacting FY 2019 funding....

HUD Seeks Input Before Implementing Small PHA Amendments

February 20, 2019    

HUD published a notice in the Federal Register on Feb. 14 asking for input before implementing amendments to the United States Housing Act of 1937 that primarily pertain to small public housing agencies (PHAs) predominantly operating in a rural area. Another amendment requires HUD to make...