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HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development will be holding a series of three Consolidated Plan webinars beginning this Wednesday, July 27. The aim of the webinars is to educate grantee staff on the development of new web tools and system upgrades that will help in making future plans more efficient. Each of the three seminars will cover a specific topic—CDBG, Entitlement Grantees and Participating Jurisdictions, and states. All webinars will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST: 

Wednesday, July 27 –CDBG-only grantees

Wednesday, August 3 – Entitlement Grantees and Participating Jurisdictions

Wednesday, August 10 – States

HUD and NeighborWorks® America have extended their deadline for the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program until this Wednesday, July 27 in an effort to give homeowners in danger of foreclosure more time to apply for the program.  The Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program provides eligible homeowners assistance with mortgage payments for a specified amount of time.

Finally, NAHRO needs your help! NAHRO is working with PHADA and CLPHA on a study to model the potential costs of converting public housing to project-based Section 8 contracts. The study is funded by the Housing Authority Insurance Group and conducted by Recap Advisors. In order to complete the study, NAHRO is asking that members complete a brief data collection tool and submit it directly to the project coordinator at Recap.  Remember, this could have a significant effect on your housing authority’s future, so participate today!