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Emergency Housing Assistance Updates

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CFPB Interim Final Rule on Consumer Rights, Debt Collection Under CDC Eviction Moratorium

This interim final rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amends Regulation F of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to address certain debt collector conduct associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The interim final rule requires debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights under the CDC’s eviction moratorium. The rule also prohibits debt collectors from misrepresenting tenants’ eligibility for protection. 

U.S. Department of the Treasury Homeowner Assistance Program Website

The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is a highly flexible source of financial assistance to help homeowners who are experiencing COVID-19-related economic difficulties remain in their homes. Nearly $10 billion in funds will be distributed to states, territories, and tribal entities. HAF will be used to help struggling homeowners cover a variety of costs incurred, including mortgage principal reductions, interest rate reductions, utility payments, homeowners and condo association fees, and hazard insurance.

Homeowner Assistance Fund Program Guidance and Allocation Formula

On April 14, Treasury released program guidance and the formula for dispersing funds to states and territories for the Homeowner Assistance Fund.

Housing Trust Fund 2021 Formula Allocations

This document provides the amount of Housing Trust Fund dollars each state receives in FY 2021.

CDC Eviction Moratorium Order Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders

This document from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides questions and answers for stakeholders of the Office of Multifamily Housing related to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order to temporarily halt residential evictions, including its extension until June 30, 2021.

Coronavirus Questions and Answers for HUD Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders

On April 2, the Office of Multifamily Housing published these updated Questions and Answers related to COVID-19.

CDC Eviction Moratorium Through June 30, 2021

Effective January 31, 2021, this order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extends the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent until March 31, 2021. The CDC initially ordered a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent on September 4, 2020, lasting until December 31, 2020, due to the public health implications of eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress acted to extend until January 31, 2021, the CDC eviction moratorium in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This CDC order further extends the moratorium through the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2021.

IRS Frequently Asked Questions on Emergency Rental Assistance Payments for Income Tax Purposes

This Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Frequently Asked Questions document provides guidance on the taxable status of payments made under the Emergency Rental Assistance program in Section 501, Division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (Updated as of March 26, 2021)

This FAQ document provides guidance regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance program enacted in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

HUD Section 3 Frequently Asked Questions

This document by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides answers to frequently asked questions about Section 3 and the Section 3 Final Rule, published September 29, 2020. This document is intended to provide guidance for Section 3 funding recipients, subrecipients, contractors, subcontractors, workers, and other stakeholders but lacks the force and effect of binding law.