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Emergency Housing Assistance Updates


American Rescue Plan

This document outlines President-Elect Biden’s proposal for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief platform, including housing aid.

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.

NCSHA Summary of Emergency Rental Assistance

This summary provides the details of the emergency rental assistance program authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

NCSHA Comment Letter on HUD HOTMA Proposed Rule

On January 6, 2021, NCSHA submitted this comment letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in response to its proposed rule that would implement changes affecting the Housing Choice Voucher tenant-based and Project-Based Voucher programs as authorized by the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) as well as additional regulatory changes intended to reduce the burden on public housing agencies.

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.

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA, S.1703/H.R. 3077) Cosponsorship List by State

This document tracks the members of Congress who have cosponsored the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 1703/H.R. 3077) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

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.

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

This legislation includes FY 2021 omnibus appropriations for all federal governmental departments and agencies, coronavirus relief, and tax provisions.

NCSHA Updated Budget Chart for Select HUD and USDA Housing Programs

NCSHA's FY2021 Budget Chart for select U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Agriculture housing programs.