February 16 HUD Issues Guidance on Instituting and Enforcing Smoke-Free Public Housing Policies This Notice (PIH-2017-03) provides regulatory guidance for “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing” (FR-5597-F-03) (the “Smoke-Free Rule” or “Rule”). The Rule is intended to improve indoor air quality, benefit the health of public housing residents and PHA staff, reduce the risk of fires, and lower overall maintenance costs. The Rule becomes effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Once effective, PHAs will have 18 months to implement their smoke-free policies.Read more
February 2 February Funding Allocation for the Operating Fund Released The Department has obligated Operating Fund subsidies for the month of February at an interim estimated proration level of approximately 85%. This round of funding should be available now in eLOCCS. If an agency has determined that the estimated funding does not reflect its actual eligibility, please notify the HUD field office immediately. The next round of 2017 funding will be provided no later than March 1, 2017.Read more
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