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NAHMA Update: HUD and USDA Government Shutdown Contingency Plans

It is with great disappointment, given the holiday season, that we must inform you that the federal government entered a shutdown of operations over the weekend. At this time, funding negotiations between the White House and Congress have stalled.

NAHMAnalysis - "A Recap of Housing Legislation in the 115th Congress"

NAHMA published a new NAHMAnalysis titled “A Recap of Housing Legislation in the 115th Congress.” As 2018 draws to a close, NAHMA provides members with a recap of affordable housing legislation that lawmakers deliberated during the 115th Congress (2017-2018).

RADblast! HUD Announces New RAD Rent Levels for 2019 and RAD Application Goes Online

New RAD Rents for 2019 - After implementing the RAD Public Housing cap increase to 455,000 units in July 2018, HUD announced that RAD rent levels will be based on final FY 2018 public housing funding levels for any award issued on or after January 1, 2019. 

NAHMA HUD Update: Supplemental Guidance on Davis Bacon Prevailing Wages for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Recently, HUD published supplemental guidance on Davis Bacon Prevailing Wages for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD).

NAHMA Grassroots Alert: Urge Congress to Prevent a Government Shutdown and Support FY19 Funding for Affordable Housing Programs

Funding for HUD and USDA Rural Housing Programs is set to expire on Dec. 21. Congress has not passed full-year Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funding for the two agencies and they are facing a government shutdown, which will negatively impact all rental assistance programs. Urge Congress to support affordable housing programs and pass full-year funding bills.

Patenaude to Leave HUD by End of Year

HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Patenaude announced that she will be leaving the agency by the end of the calendar year.

NAHMA HUD Update: Attempted Security Breach targeting the Contract Administrator Community

Yesterday, HUD headquarters released a message to the Contract Administrator community to report an attempted security breach targeting an owner/agent. Owners and agents are encouraged to share the below information with their staff to ensure sensitive information is not obtained by unauthorized individuals.

Trump to Nominate Calabria as Head of FHFA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2018 - President Donald Trump this week announced his intention to nominate Mark Calabria as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

NAHMA HUD Update: CNA e-Tool Release 2.4 Launches on December 17; Best Practice Guidance for Guest Suites in MFH

Below, please find two updates from HUD regarding the CNA e-Tool and best practices for guest suites in Multifamily Housing.

NAHMAnalyses - The State of the Nation's Housing, Rural Housing, and Senior Housing

NAHMA released a series of three NAHMAnalyses on the state of the nation’s housing, including housing overall, rural housing, and senior housing.

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