HUD Issues Guidance on Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Requirements for PHAs

Summary:  HUD's previously published PIH Notice 2010-26 presents information on requirements of PHAs regarding non-discrimination and accessibility for persons with disabilities. This notice (2011-31) reiterates those requirements and adds applicable requirements regarding civil rights and environmental justice provisions. This Notice does not supersede PIH notice 2010-26 or any subsequent notice.

HUD and VA Make Final FY 2010 HUD-VASH Voucher Awards

On June 13, 2011, HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded FY 2010 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) project-based vouchers in the amount of $5.4 million to PHAs in 18 States to supply permanent housing and case management for 676 homeless Veterans.

Update from Washington

Update from Washington

Secretary Shaun Donovan knows the HOME Investment Partnership Program well.  In a new op-ed piece, the Secretary explains what the WashingtonPost got wrong in its investigative report.

Attention NAHRO Members!

Around the Web

Around the Web

The Joint Center for Housing Studies recently released The State of the Nation’s Housing 2011, the Center’s annual report describing the challenges facing the housing industry, with a particular emphasis on affordable housing.  With the tightening of rental markets, a record high 19 million American households are paying more than half of their income for housing, causing affordable housing residents to feel the squeeze.   

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HUD Awards Nearly $15 million in Family Unification Program Vouchers

Summary:  On June 2, 2011, HUD awarded nearly $15 million under the Family Unification Program (FUP) to fund 1,931 Housing Choice Vouchers to help reunite foster children with their parents or prevent them from ever entering the foster care system.

An Introduction

My name is Emily Pasi and I am the newest addition to NAHRO’s Washington, D.C. office.  During the summer months, I will be working with NAHRO as an intern dabbling in congressional relations, policy and programs, and media outreach.  This fall, I will be beginning my senior year at Penn State University. With a major concentration in public relations, I am also working on completing two minors in business and political science.

During my years at Penn State, I have been actively involved with Penn State’s Lawrence G.

NAHRO's Summer Intern

The NAHRO team has a new addition: Emily Pasi, our summer intern.  For the next few months Emily will be working with the Policy and Program Development staff, along with John Bohm and our Congressional Relations team.  She will be introducing herself shortly, but I'm pleased to let you know that one of her assignments will involve posting to this blog on a regular basis.  So watch this space for Emily's daily updates from Washington on housing and community development policy and programs.

HUD Issues Notice on Upgraded Electrical Outlets and Verification of HQS Deficiency Correction

Summary:  On Monday, June 3, 2011 HUD issued a notice (PIH Notice 2011-29) to among other things, renew PIH Notice 2010-10 regarding HUD’s program requirements that apply to Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and supplementary guidance that PHAs and inspectors may rely upon when conducting inspections. The second section deals with the issue of electrical receptacles.

HUD Issues Two Notices to Implement Sec. 8 Voucher Program for FY 2011

Summary: HUD has issued a notice (PIH Notice 2011-27) to implement the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program funding provisions of the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (PL 112-10) enacted on April 15, 2011. The 2011 Act establishes the allocation methodology for calculating housing assistance payments (HAP) renewal funds, new incremental vouchers, and administrative fees. 

Date of Publication:  June 2, 2011

HUD Announces FY 2011 CPD Formula Allocations

In case you missed it, HUD posted FY 2011 formula allocations for CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA on Friday, May 27.  HUD's press release announcing the allocations is available here