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R&C Housing Notices

268th Edition: 2/10/2020-2/14/2020

News of Note

Trump FY2021 Budget Proposes to Cut Public Housing by 43% and HUD by 15%
On February 10, the Administration announced its FY2021 budget, which proposes $47.9 billion for HUD programs, cutting funding by 15% overall and public housing funding by 43%. CLPHA published an analysis of the proposed budget, stating "In the face of an estimated capital needs backlog of $70 billion, HUD's budget zeroes out the public housing capital fund, which is used to address the growing physical needs of aging properties."
New Delegated Processing Notice for Section 202 and 811 Supportive Housing Projects
On February 11, HUD published Notice H 20-2, which updates HUD's procedures for processing certain Section 202 and 811 Supportive Housing projects under a delegated processing system. The notice intends to increase timely and high quality underwriting, while also streamlining compliance for sponsors undertaking mixed-finance transactions, and gives selected state and local agencies the choice to review and process certain capital advance projects.
New Median Gross Rents Posted for Section 8 Rent Comparability Studies
HUD released new ZIP code-based median gross rents for all Rent Comparability Studies submitted in support of Section 8 HAP renewals effective February 11, 2020 or later.

HUD Proposes Changes to Faith-Based Organizations' Participation

On February 13, HUD proposed removing current regulatory requirements regarding faith-based organizations to permit greater autonomy, expression and control over religious character, in accordance with Executive Order 13831. Comments are due April 13, 2020.

Upcoming Events

Lisa Tunick to Speak on Medical Marijuana and HUD Contracting Pitfalls at LeadingAge Events
February 19, 2020, 9AM EST and March 24, 2020 respectively

R&C Member Lisa Tunick will present on "Medical Marijuana and Affordable Senior Housing" at a LeadingAge Maryland and Ohio's Housing Happenings Webinar for service coordinators, property managers, and all professionals working with older adults in housing. The webinar is scheduled for February 19 at 9AM EST. Click here for more information.

Lisa will present on "HUD Contracts and Pitfalls for Owners/Managers" at LeadingAge Georgia and South Carolina's 2020 Joint Annual Conference on Aging & Trade Show in Greenville, SC on March 24. Access more information on the conference here.

Sarah Molseed to Speak on 2020 RAD Updates at ABA Teleconference
February 26, 2020, 1PM EST

R&C Member Sarah Molseed will discuss 2020 updates to the RAD program including REV-4, RAD for PRAC, and others at the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Teleconference. Register for the teleconference here.

Felicia Hulit to Speak at Eastern Lenders Association Annual Conference
March 11-13, 2020

R&C Member Felicia Hulit will speak on "Chapter 9 Environmental Updates" at the 2020 Eastern Lenders Association (ELA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. Register for the conference here.

Recent Developments

HUD Revises NSPIRE Standards, Seeks Additional Input

Following receipt of comments on its first round of NSPIRE physical inspection standards, HUD made certain revisions and included additional explanations for deficiency citations and health and safety concerns. HUD invites additional comments on Version 1-2 of the revised NSPIRE standards.

Federal Register Notices

HUD Requests Approval to Evaluate its Supportive Services Demonstration

60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection

February 14, 2020
85 FR 8602

HUD requests OMB approval to collect data to evaluate the Supportive Services Demonstration model's strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Comments are due April 14, 2020.
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