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NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Guidance for PHAs on Remote Hearings and Briefings; REAC Get NSPIREd November 2020 Newsletter

HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing recently issued PIH Notice 2020-32, a guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) on the allowability of remote hearings and remote briefings.

HUD Guidance for PHAs on Remote Hearings and Briefings;
REAC Get NSPIREd November 2020 Newsletter

HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing recently issued PIH Notice 2020-32, a guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) on the allowability of remote hearings and remote briefings. The guidance includes best practices for determining if barriers exist to conducting a remote hearing or remote briefing and includes the regulatory program requirements for both. If the remote hearing or remote briefing is scheduled, this guidance also outlines PHA requirements to ensure equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for individuals with disabilities and limited English proficient persons.
 
PIH Notice 2020-32, Guidance for PHAs on the Allowability of Remote Hearings and Remote Briefings is available here.
 
The Real Estate Assessment Center's (REAC) Get NSPIREd November newsletter highlights the recently issued PIH guidance for remote hearings and briefings. Specifically, REAC will be hosting a webinar, “Remote Video Inspections for Housing Choice Voucher program,” on December 3, 2020. This webinar will provide an opportunity for HUD to review the major provisions of PIH Notice 2020-32, illustrate how technology can be incorporated into voucher inspections, and make available several PHAs that have incorporated remote hearings and briefings into their operations for lessons learned.
 
Please email RVI@HUD.gov if you're interested in attending the Remote Video Inspections for Housing Choice Voucher program webinar on December 3rd, 2020, at 2:00 PM (eastern).  For additional information, please see the Get NSPIREd newsletter here.

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