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Treasury Redistributes Emergency Rental Assistance Money

January 12, 2022    

November 2021 was a record-breaking month for providing Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) assistance, according to a recent announcement from the Treasury Department. State and local governments provided assistance to approximately 665,000 renters and owners. And the $2.9 billion in ERA...

ERA Program Surpasses 2.5M Payments, Unused Funds to Be Reallocated

December 9, 2021    

The Treasury Department recently released new federal emergency rental assistance (ERA) data. The data shows that several large states and cities have exhausted their ERA allocations. Also, according to the latest data, states and local governments distributed more than $2.8 billion in ERA funds...

Use New Form to Request COVID Supplemental Payments by Nov. 19

November 10, 2021    

We've previously covered HUD’s announcement that it’s opening a new application period for owners to apply for more than $180 million in supplemental operating...

HUD Finds Owner's COVID-19 Visitor Policy Overly Broad, Violates FHA

October 25, 2021    

HUD recently signed a Conciliation Agreement/Voluntary Compliance Agreement with owners of a HUD-subsidized community in Fairhope, Ala. The agreement resolves allegations and a HUD investigation into whether the owners’ policy prohibiting visitors under the age of 12 due to COVID-19 was...

Arizona PHA Reverses Eviction of Tenant with Disabilities, Pays Fine

September 29, 2021    

HUD recently announced that it has approved a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement between the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, in Mesa, Ariz., and one of its residents who has a mental health disability. Under the agreement, the housing authority will pay $10,000 to the tenant and...

HUD Opens Access to $5B in American Rescue Plan Grants to Prevent Homelessness

September 15, 2021    

HUD recently published Notice CPD-21-10, Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program. The notice establishes rules for granting the $5 billion provided under the American Rescue Plan Act through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). HOME provides formula...

HUD Clarifies Penalties for Violating Eviction Moratorium

August 25, 2021    

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing recently updated its Questions & Answers document for COVID-19 to include information about the latest CDC eviction moratorium extension that was issued on Aug. 3 and intended to run until Oct. 3 for counties with heightened levels of community...

Senate Passes Budget Resolution, $332B for Housing and Transportation

August 11, 2021    

On Tuesday, Aug. 10, the Senate passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill to improve and modernize the nation’s roads and bridges. Included in the plan are funds for broadband infrastructure. The plan allocates $65 billion to “bridge America’s digital divide and build...

Biden Commits to Affordable Housing in Infrastructure Package

July 21, 2021    

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) recently issued a press release announcing that she secured a commitment from President Biden to include affordable housing investments in the infrastructure package enacted through a reconciliation process.

2.3M Households Enroll in Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

June 16, 2021    

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently announced that 2.3 million households have enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program in its first three weeks. The EBB program provides a discount on both broadband service and needed equipment, such as a modem. Lawmakers...

FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

May 12, 2021    

A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program has launched to help low-income households receive discounts on their broadband service. Lawmakers authorized the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) in December as part of a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package. Now, with more than 875 Internet...

HUD Secretary Testifies on Budget Request

April 28, 2021    

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge recently testified as the sole witness before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing and Urban Development on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 discretionary funding request for HUD.

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