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Biden to Nominate Rep. Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary

January 13, 2021    

President-elect Joe Biden selected Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge as his Housing and Urban Development secretary. Fudge is a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and was just elected to a seventh term representing a majority Black district that includes parts of Cleveland and Akron. If...

Vaccine Clinics Roll Out at AHEPA’s HUD Section 202 Sites

January 13, 2021    

AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) has announced that very low-income senior residents and personnel of the company’s 91 HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly sites nationwide are set to receive critical COVID-19 vaccination services provided and administered as...

HUD Sets Certain OCAFs for 2021

December 9, 2020    

On Nov. 27 HUD published a notice in the Federal Register that establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project-based assistance contracts issued under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and renewed under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability...

New Report Estimates COVID Eviction-Related Costs

December 9, 2020    

The Innovation for Justice (I4J) Program at the University of Arizona and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently released a research report entitled, “Costs of Covid-19 Evictions.” It highlights some of the public costs of eviction-related homelessness that the...

HUD to Speed Review of PHA Relief Requests in Disaster Areas

November 11, 2020    

HUD published a notification in the Federal Register to establish an expedited process for the review of requests for relief from HUD Section 8 and public housing requirements by public housing...

Voucher Protection Laws Expand at State and Local Levels

November 11, 2020    

The share of voucher holders covered by voucher protection laws is growing, according to a recent report from The Urban Institute and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC). Their dataset and accompanying report entitled,...

HUD Marks National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 28, 2020    

Despite the important focus on COVID-19, lead safety in the home remains a high priority for all Americans. HUD has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and additional partners, in highlighting this issue during National Lead Poisoning...

NFHA Files Lawsuit Challenging Revisions to the Final Disparate Impact Rule

October 28, 2020    

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California, and BLDS, LLC filed a federal lawsuit to challenge HUD’s recent revisions to the final disparate impact rule that shifted the burden of proof...

HUD Publishes Translations of CDC Eviction Protection Form

October 14, 2020    

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing is encouraging owners to inform residents of the eviction protections under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order and the required declaration form. In particular, owners of HUD-assisted sites who are notifying residents that their...

Social Security Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021

October 14, 2020    

The Social Security Administration recently announced the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2021. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in January 2021. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI...

CDC Eviction Moratorium Applies to HUD Programs, But Faces Legal Challenge

September 16, 2020    

HUD’s Offices of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and Multifamily Housing Programs (Multifamily) recently sent out information to participants informing them of the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PIH states...

HUD Awards Nearly $2 Billion in CARES Act Relief Funds

September 16, 2020    

HUD recently announced the third and final round of allocation of the $5 billion Congress provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in supplemental Community Development Block Grant funding (CDBG-CV). To date, HUD has provided nearly $5 billion in CDBG funding...