Archive February 2023
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HUD Issues Updated Guidance to Enhance Use of Supportive Services Programs at Properties for Low-Income Seniorsguidance to reinforce the importance of required supportive service programs and the many allowable uses of supportive services funds to support independent living for seniors.
PBRA Standard Program Regulation and Renewal Contract: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Public CommentAdvance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance: Standard Program Regulation and Renewal Contract (also attached) and is requesting comments from the public. The proposed rule would seek to reduce regulatory complexities by promulgating a single Section 8 PBRA program regulation consisting of a standardized set of Section 8 program requirements and a single form of section 524 renewal contract.
NAHMA Honors the Affordable Housing Industry’s Finestwinter conference, March 8-10.
Fire hazard and prevention tips for electric scooters and bikesmemo and flyer provide awareness about the increasing fire hazard and fire prevention tips for electric scooters and bikes. Please ensure this information is shared periodically with staff and residents in all of your multifamily properties to help reduce the risk of fire and injury.
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New VAWA Resources, Funding Opportunities, Trainings, and Technical AssistanceVAWA website, a Notice setting out HUD’s enforcement authority under VAWA, and up to $5 million in funding to provide VAWA training and technical assistance to HUD grantees and other stakeholders.
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Fact Sheet: HUD Awards Historic Investments Across the Country to Address the Homelessness Crisisa top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration – illustrated by the American Rescue Plan (ARP)’s historic funding to address homelessness and the recently adopted Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, All In, which sets a national goal to reduce homelessness 25 percent by 2025.
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USDA Launches Rural Data Gateway to Strengthen Partnerships and Expand Access to Resources for People in Rural AmericaRural Data Gateway, a new resource to make the Department’s data for rural projects easier to access for its partners and for people living in rural communities. The Rural Data Gateway will help USDA better target resources to the people who need them most in rural places. It also will help the Department be a stronger partner to rural people, entrepreneurs, government officials, and other stakeholders.
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HUD Awards $315 Million in Historic Grants to Address Unsheltered and Rural HomelessnessRead All of HUD Awards $315 Million in Historic Grants to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness
HOTMA Draft Final Rule on Income Reviews, Income and Assets, and Asset Limitsa draft of the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) final rule. HUD provided links to dedicated HOTMA websites for both program offices: Multifamily Housing and Public and Indian Housing (PIH).
In addition, MF Housing also included a one-pager (also attached) on the final rule and a preview version of the draft Final Rule (also attached).
Per HUD, this Final Rule covers Sections 102, 103, and 104 of HOTMA:.
- Section 102: Changes requirements related to income reviews for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs.
- Section 103: Modifies the continued occupancy standards of Public Housing residents (does not apply to Multifamily Housing programs).
- Section 104: Sets maximum asset limits for eligibility and continued assistance in the Public Housing, HCV, Section 8 PBRA programs.
HUD Announces $116 Million in New and Renewal FSS Awards & Releases Updated FSS Guidebook
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