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Revised FAQs on Emergency Rental Assistance Provide Guidance on Implementation of Second Round of Funding

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has updated its guidance on the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program, provided in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document. The updated guidance includes some policy modifications impacting both the first round of ERA funding authorized last December under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (ERA 1) and the second round of ERA funding authorized in March under the American Rescue Plan Act (ERA 2), as well as certain new policies that relate only to ERA 2 implementation. The guidance applying to ERA 2 only is reflective of the more flexible statutory language authorizing the second round of funding.

NCSHA Washington Report | May 7, 2021

Whatever you make of today’s downside surprise in the jobs numbers, key sectors of the housing system that delivered during the pandemic are experiencing significant stress. Home mortgage...

HUD Makes More Than $20 Million Available to Fight Housing Discrimination

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is making $20,229,156 available to fair housing organizations across the nation working to fight housing...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 30, 2021

Political pros are already parsing preliminary numbers from the 2020 Census, which were released Monday. Both parties can claim optimism: Republicans because population growth is happening most...

HUD to Increase Access to Opportunity For 10,000 Families Through New $45.7 Million Housing Mobility Demonstration

WASHINGTON - HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday announced awards to nine lead public housing authorities that will participate in HUD’s new Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration,...

HUD Awards $28 Million to Help Public Housing Residents Secure Employment and Higher-Paying Jobs

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a $28 million investment to 12 public housing agencies (PHA) to help families increase their earned income and...

NCSHA Washington Report | April 23, 2021

The Biden – Harris Administration has begun a delicate balancing act that aims simultaneously to end extraordinary pandemic protections for homeowners, provide additional assistance to those...

HUD to Resume Public Multifamily Housing Inspections in June

WASHINGTON - On Friday, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced that HUD will substantially increase housing inspections, beginning on June 1, 2021.

HUD Withdraws Proposed Rule, Reaffirms Its Commitment to Equal Access to Housing, Shelters, and Other Services Regardless of Gender Identity

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday announced that HUD is withdrawing the previous administration’s proposed rule that...

SDHDA Seeking Applicants for the 2021 Emergency Solutions Grants Program

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is seeking applicants for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program. The Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) is a federal block grant authorized by the McKinney Vento Homelessness Assistance Act and is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The ESG program provides financing for short-term and medium-term rental assistance and services to stabilize and rapidly re-house individuals and households who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

HUD Accelerates Access to Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Funds

WASHINGTON - The Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the obligation of $8.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for Puerto Rico, along...

Maryland Mortgage Program Recognizes Top Lender and Realtor Partners

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development today announced the top performing lender and realtor partners of the Maryland Mortgage Program during a virtual awards event. The department recognized industry partners for their exemplary performance and celebrated the continued partnership of these housing industry professionals despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the second year in a row, the Maryland Mortgage Program surpassed $1 billion in loan reservations.