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COVID-19

National Sign-On Letter Supporting NCSHA Recommendations to IRS on Housing Credit COVID-19 Regulatory Relief

This letter, signed by 140 organizations from across the nation, urges IRS to enact Housing Credit COVID-19 regulatory relief requested by NCSHA in its November 16, 2020, letter to the IRS and Treasury.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Public and Multifamily Housing Property Inspections

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections for public and multifamily housing properties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCSHA Letter to IRS, Treasury on Extending and Expanding COVID-19 Housing Credit Relief

On November 16, 2020, NCSHA sent this letter to the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury urging them to extend the temporary Housing Credit relief provided by IRS Notice 2020-53 and to make other necessary program accommodations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt development and construction activities and the operation of Housing Credit properties. One hundred and forty organizations from across the nation signed a letter in support of NCSHA’s requests. Separately, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) sent a letter to IRS echoing NCSHA’s recommendations.

Housing/COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Fund Act of 2020: Cosponsorship List by State

This document tracks the members of Congress who have cosponsored the Housing Assistance Fund (S. 3620) and the Homeowner Assistance Fund (H.R. 6729).

CPD Memo: Suspension and Waiver of the HOME Program Consortium Qualification Deadline in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Office of Community Planning and Development within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued this memorandum suspending the HOME Program’s statutory deadline and waiving the HOME regulatory deadline for qualification or requalification of urban counties and consortia to provide HOME Participating Jurisdictions additional time to complete these processes due to the unanticipated circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. HUD has extended the deadline from September 30, 2020, to November 30, 2020.

CARES Act Program Instructions for Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing, Congregate Housing Services Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued this set of program instructions for the $10 million in CARES Act funding allocated for the Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing program and Congregate Housing Services Program.

CDC Order to Temporarily Halt Residential Evictions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

On September 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued this emergency public health order to temporarily halt evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. 

HUD Waivers, Alternative Requirements for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program Under the CARES Act

Issued on September 1, 2020, this notice from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the allocation formula, amounts, and requirements for the $3.96 billion in funding for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program under the CARES Act.

Matrix of State HFA Emergency Rental and Housing Assistance Programs

This matrix shows critical components of state HFA emergency rental assistance programs established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.