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NAHMA HUD Update: HUD-VASH Registration of Interest Notice Published; 2021 Adjustment Funding for the HCV Program

Please find below two recent notices from HUD's Office of Pubic and Indian Housing.

HUD-VASH Registration of Interest Notice Published; 2021 Adjustment Funding for the HCV Program

Please find below two recent notices from HUD's Office of Pubic and Indian Housing:
 
  1. PIH Notice 2021-21, HUD-VASH Registration of Interest Notice. The notice provides $49 million for new HUD-VASH assistance. The 2021 Appropriations Act provides $40 million, while the additional $9 million is from prior appropriations. HUD estimates that this funding has the potential to fund 6,000 new vouchers. Awards of vouchers will follow a two-step process. First, eligible Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) will respond to the notice with an email and a Department of Veterans Affairs letter of support. Second, registered PHAs will receive an invitation to apply for a specific number of vouchers based on a “relative need” formula. Registrations of interest should be submitted electronically to VASH_ROI@hud.gov no later than August 31, 2021.
 
PIH Notice 2021-21, HUD-VASH Registration of Interest Notice is attached and available here. To view the HUD-VASH Guidance for Project Based Vouchers, click here.  
 
 
  1. PIH Notice 2021-23, American Rescue Plan Act – Adjustment Funding for Calendar Year 2021 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Mainstream Vouchers Renewal Funding and Updated Application Process for Unforeseen Circumstances Funding
 
The Emergency Housing Vouchers section of the American Rescue Plan provides funding for “adjustments in the calendar year 2021 section 8 renewal funding allocation, including mainstream vouchers, for PHAs that experience a significant increase in voucher per-unit costs due to extraordinary circumstances or that, despite taking reasonable cost savings measures, would otherwise be required to terminate rental assistance for families as a result of insufficient funding.” This notice makes $200 million available for PHAs that experience a significant increase in voucher per unit cost due to extraordinary circumstances; or that despite taking reasonable cost saving measures, they would otherwise be required to terminate rental assistance for families because of a shortfall funding. Please note that if a PHA has previously applied for funding from the extraordinary circumstances funding, it does not need to reapply. Adjustment funding in this category must be used by June 30, 2022, or it will be recaptured, and applications should be submitted to 2021ARPApplications@hud.gov by 5 pm local time on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
 
PIH Notice 2021-23, Adjustment Funding for FY21 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Mainstream Vouchers Renewal and Updated Application Process for Unforeseen Circumstances Funding is attached and available here.
 

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