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Federal Regulations & Notices

U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Frequently Asked Questions

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

IRS Notice 2021-12: Housing Credit Coronavirus Relief Guidance Extension and Expansion

This notice extends and expands temporary relief from certain requirements under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code for Housing Credit properties in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

HUD: The National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Proposed Rule

Published on January 13, the Economic Growth Regulatory Relief and Consumer Act: Implementation of National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) proposed rule would revise the way HUD-assisted housing is inspected and evaluated using the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) model.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program Website

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program makes available billions to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are provided directly to states, U.S. Territories, local governments, and Indian tribes. Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs. Access essential information on the official program website.

Coronavirus Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders

On October 14, HUD updated for stakeholders of the Office of Multifamily Housing its Questions and Answers related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.

Section 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program Final Rule

Published on December 22, 2020, this final rule amends the Section 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing program regulations to better align with the policies of other U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, reflect current industry and HUD practices, and conform to statutory amendments.

Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide

The Multifamily Accelerated Processing Guide, the "MAP Guide," is comprehensive instruction and requirements for the origination, underwriting and endorsement ("closing") of HUD-FHA insured mortgages for multifamily properties.

HUD Updated and Revised COVID-19 Guidance Providing HOME Program TBRA Waivers

This memorandum revises and extends the suspensions and waivers issued via an April 10, 2020, memorandum to facilitate the use of HOME-Assisted Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) for Emergency and Short-Term Assistance in response to the COVID -19 pandemic. [Note: HUD separately published HOME COVID-19 guidance not related to TBRA.]

HUD Updated and Revised COVID-19 Guidance on Providing HOME Program Waivers

This memorandum revises and extends certain statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers outlined in the April 2020 memo through September 30, 2021 (the “extended wavier period”). It also adds a new statutory suspension and new regulatory waivers to enable HOME participating jurisdictions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to use HOME funds to address immediate housing needs and to help prevent the spread of the virus. [Note: HUD separately published HOME COVID-19 guidance related to TBRA.]