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HUD News : Important Information Regarding the Use of Public Housing Funding for Internet for Residents

On January 19, HUD-PIH announced guidance on the use of public housing funding to support internet connectivity for residents of public housing. To view the document, click here.

This document:

  • Summarizes how Capital Funds and Operating Funds can be used to support residents’ access to broadband internet; and
  • Provides an interpretation that Operating Funds may be used to provide internet services to residents both in their units and in common areas.

We are pleased to be able to provide this flexibility so that you are able to provide reliable, in-home internet service to public housing residents.

Thank you for all of your efforts to bolster the wellbeing of residents during these unprecedented times. If you have related questions, please send them to: pih@hud.gov.

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