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July 26, 2018

HUD Issues Final Implementation of Public Housing Over-Income Limit

The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) amended an income limitation on a public housing tenancy for families, otherwise referred to as an “over-income” limit.  After commencing a notice and comment regarding its implementation of HOTMA on November 29, 2016, today HUD published its final implementation of the “over-income” limit. HUD’s notice makes income limit amounts effective on September 24, 2018, while providing information to housing authorities (HAs) on how to s...


July 11, 2018

Comments on the AFH Tool for Local Governments Are Due by July 23

On May 23, HUD published a notice withdrawing the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Tool for CDBG entitlement local governments and soliciting comments concerning the tool. Those comments are due by July 23, 2018. This AFH Tool is important because HUD has used it to develop AFH Tools for two other groups of program participants that must prepare AFHs, local housing authorities, and states and insular areas.


June 22, 2018

HUD Publishes FY 18 Jobs Plus Initiative NOFA

HUD recently published its FY 18 Notice of Funding Availability for its Jobs Plus program. Eligible applicants are housing authorities (HAs) that operate one or more public housing developments that meet the criteria outlined in HUD’s NOFA. Applications must be submitted by August 14, 2018, through www.grants.gov.


June 20, 2018

HUD’s Proposed FSS Performance Measurement System Will Affect Coordinator Funding

PHADA has sent an important letter to HUD and Congressional leaders concerning HUD’s implementation of a proposed FSS Performance Measurement System (System) that we believe is unfair and unworkable. HUD is getting ready to issue a Final Notice on the proposed System as well as a related NOFA, which will award funds based on HUD’s proposed measurement standards. 


June 20, 2018

PHADA Writes to HUD, Raising Concerns with the New Annual Contributions Contract

Late in May, PHADA members became aware that HUD was implementing a new version of the public housing Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) and amendments. In consultation with members and with several attorneys well versed in the public housing program, PHADA became concerned with several new or modified provisions in HUD’s ACC, and with the procedures HUD used to publicize these changes and to execute the new contract


June 13, 2018

HUD Publishes NOFA for Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program

On May 18, HUD published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. With the $145 million appropriated for CNI Implementation grant for FY 18, HUD expects that five awards will be made.


June 11, 2018

HUD Issues FY 18 NOFA for Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency Service Coordinators

HUD recently issued its FY 2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) program, containing $35 million in grant funds for approximately 117 awards.


June 08, 2018

Senate Appropriations Committee Marks-up Its FY 19 T-HUD Appropriations Bill

On June 7, the Senate Appropriations Committee concluded its mark-up of its FY 19 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations (T-HUD) bill, by vote of 31–0.