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Federal Regulations & Notices

FHFA Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2021–2024

The ​Federal Housing Finance Agency released its proposed Strategic Plan for 2021–2024 for public comment due by October 5, 2020. This draft document reflects the agency's priorities as the regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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.

HUD Disparate Impact Final Rule

This final rule amends the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 disparate impact standard and burden-shifting framework, which is HUD’s implementation of the 1968 Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard. HUD intends the amendments to the disparate impact standard to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

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.

HUD Operations Notice for Expanding the Moving to Work Demonstration Program

Published on August 28, 2020, in the Federal Register, this notice from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides implementation requirements for expanding the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program from the current 39 agencies to 100 over a period of seven years, as authorized in the FY 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

HUD Guidance on CDBG Coronavirus Response Grants and FY 2019 and FY 2020 CDBG and Other Formula Programs Related to the CARES Act

This notice describes the program rules, statutory and regulatory waivers, and alternative requirements applicable to supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and to annual formula CDBG grants awarded in FY 2019 and FY 2020.

Proposed Rule on Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under CPD Housing Programs

This proposed rule would modify the 2016 Equal Access Rule to allow single-sex or sex-specific facilities, such as shelters, to determine whether the sex of an individual seeking housing is consistent with the sex the facility is intended to serve.