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Emergency Housing Assistance Updates


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.]

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.

IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-49: Telephonic Public Hearings Extension for Tax-Exempt Qualified Private Activity Bonds

IRS Rev. Proc. 2020-49 extends the period during which remote telephonic hearings meet the public approval requirement for tax-exempt qualified private activity bonds from December 31, 2020, to September 30, 2021.

IRS Proposed Rule: Housing Credit Average Income Test

This proposed rule from the Internal Revenue Service would modify the existing Housing Credit regulation at Section 1.42-15 on the Next Available Unit Rule to account for the Average Income Test and create a new regulation at Section 1.42-19 for the Average Income Test minimum set-aside.

IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-45, 2021 Housing Credit and Housing Bond Volume Caps

IRS Rev. Proc. 2020-45 provides the 2021 per capita and small state minimum levels for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) and Private Activity Bonds (PABs). In 2021, states will receive the greater of $2.81 per capita or $3,245,625 in Housing Credit authority and the greater of $110 per capita or $324,995,000 in PAB volume cap.