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HUD Announces Benchmarking Assistance Opportunity for Energy and Water Use
On June 1, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
As part of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced a forthcoming initiative to support housing providers with energy and water use benchmarking. The initiative will offer free contractor support to assist with energy and water benchmarking services to HUD multifamily assisted housing properties.
HUD Published NSPIRE Final Rule
On May 18, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
Last week, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the final rule to establish its new approach to defining and assessing housing quality, the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE). The final rule describes the development of NSPIRE and the next steps from HUD before NSPIRE is implemented on Oct. 1 for multifamily and voucher programs and July 1 for public housing.
HUD Publishes 2023 Annual Adjustment Factors
On March 16, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
On March 9, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) for 2023, which adjusts rents for certain Section 8 housing assistance payment programs.
Supportive Services Now More Accessible for Affordable Senior Housing Communities
On March 2, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
Following two years of advocacy from LeadingAge, our national partner, on behalf of affordable senior housing communities, a raft of supportive services for older adults can now be more easily accessed and funded with the publication of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidance last month.
No NSPIRE Demonstration Inspections of Record Until NSPIRE Protocol Finalized
On February 23, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing Programs clarified to LeadingAge, our national partner, that the agency will not conduct housing inspections of record under the NSPIRE demonstration program until the NSPIRE materials are finalized and published, which could be as late as May or June.
HUD Previews HOTMA Final Rule to Streamline Rental Assistance Calculations
On February 2, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
On Jan. 31, HUD posted a preview version of its final rule implementing the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), which Congress enacted in 2016. HOTMA was a bipartisan bill that sought to streamline aspects of HUD’s rental assistance programs, including by making changes to resident income calculations and reviews.
Training Opportunities Available for HUD Housing Managers
On January 5, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
A new source for much sought-after training for HUD Housing Managers has been made available by LeadingAge Florida. Each course is only $100, with discounted rates available for LeadingAge members.
HUD Outlines Plans to Implement New Housing Inspections
On December 22, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
As HUD readies its new NSPIRE housing inspection protocol, the agency has begun to share details of the Real Estate Assessment Center's (REAC) new protocol implementation, scheduled for October 2023.
HUD Proposes to adjust OCAF Based on Higher Inflation and Insurance Costs
On November 17, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
After advocacy from LeadingAge and others, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a change in the calculation of Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) to account for high inflation and sharp increases in property insurance costs.
HUD Makes $174.6 Million in Grant Funding Available for Construction
On September 28, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $174.6 million in grant funds through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support the development of new affordable multifamily rental homes for low-income seniors and ongoing project rental assistance and supportive services. The grants are offered under HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program and will be awarded to nonprofit organizations across the country.
Notice of Funds Available for Home Modifications Supports Aging at Home
On September 1, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
This week, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge visited Minnesota to announce the availability of new funding for the Older Adult Home Modification Program. The federal government will provide an additional $15 million to help senior citizens across the country upgrade their homes so they can continue to live in them safely.
LeadingAge Housing Survey Shows Less COVID, More Workforce Challenges
On April 21, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
The latest LeadingAge quarterly survey of affordable housing providers shows lower COVID-19 cases among residents in senior housing communities across the country. However, the survey results also show higher rates of COVID-19 among staff and persistent challenges in hiring and retaining service coordinators and other staff.
HUD On Track with NSPIRE Demonstration Program
On March 24, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
HUD's NSPIRE Demonstration program, which will replace REAC's current physical inspection standards and protocol under the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) for the HUD-assisted housing portfolio, is on track to complete over 900 advisory inspections by the end of May 2022. HUD inspectors will continue to work with approximately 4,500 volunteer properties to identify potential adjustments to NSPIRE standards, protocols, and processes, which will then be rolled out to the broader portfolio.
White House Sees Role for Service Coordinators in Mental Health Strategy
On March 10, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
The White House’s strategy to address the national mental health crisis, outlined on March 1 in a fact sheet and formally announced during President Biden's March 2 State of the Union speech, includes training HUD service coordinators, housing counselors, and fair housing grantee staff to be equipped to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and addiction among those they serve. HUD will train staff in these roles to recognize the signs of emotional distress and connect residents with mental health resources.
HUD Posts Updated Flyer on Resident and Owner Rights for REAC
On March 10, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has posted an updated flyer with information on physical inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing an earlier version published in 2021.
Advocacy Underway to Secure Broadband Funding for Older Adults
On January 20, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran
Following billions of dollars in broadband investments approved by Congress in the fall of 2021, federal and state governments have begun making plans to distribute funds and increase connectivity, potentially for affordable housing communities.
HUD Service Coordinator Grant Applications Due Feb. 7
On January 13, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
In late December, HUD opened renewal applications for existing Service Coordinator grants for Calendar Year 2022. Applications are due Feb. 7 and must include HUD's one-year budget form. The agency has applied a 5.9% Cost of Living Adjustment, higher than in previous years and falls in line with this year's Social Security benefits increase.
Take the LeadingAge Quarterly Affordable Housing Survey
On November 18, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
It's time for the LeadingAge quarterly affordable housing survey! LeadingAge, our national affiliate, is conducting its regular survey on affordable housing, and we encourage you to participate.
LeadingAge Affordable Housing Calls Address Mental Health, REAC Inspections, and the NSPIRE Demo Program
On October 14, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
The LeadingAge Housing Advisory Group call on Monday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. will feature guest speaker Dr. Eric Berko. In honor of World Mental Health Day, Dr. Berko will review mental health challenges for staff and residents at affordable housing communities and discuss strategies for success.
HUD Allows Key Deadline Flexibilities for CSP Requests
On October 14, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
In response to advocacy by LeadingAge, HUD has allowed key deadline flexibilities for COVID-19 Supplemental Payment (CSP) requests for capital cost reimbursements due to COVID-19. HUD announced the change in a 20-question CSP FAQ document; HUD also released a draft version of the CSP request form.
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