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NLIHC, PAHRC Update National Housing Preservation Database

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) updated its National Housing Preservation Database with new data for properties assisted by Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, LIHTCs, Public Housing, HUD-insured mortgages, Section 202 Direct Loans, Section 515 mortgages, Section 538 Guaranteed Loans, fair market rent and Real Estate Assessment Center scores.

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Continued Availability of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for HUD-Assisted Properties

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing published Housing Notice (HN) 2020-11, opening a second application period for owners of Multifamily-assisted properties to apply for CARES Act supplemental funds to offset property expenditures to safely serve residents in light of COVID-19. The notice allows owners to submit payment requests for expenses incurred through November 30, 2020. Requests are due to HUD or the Contract Administrator by December 11, 2020,

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House Appropriations Committee Passes FY-2021 HUD Funding Measure

On June 7, 2020 the House Appropriations Committee released its draft fiscal year 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill. The measure was adopted by the Subcommittee on July 8, 2020.  The measure heads next to the Full Committee for an additional markup.  The bill provides a total of $50.6 billion for HUD – an increase of $1.5 billion above the FY 2020 enacted level and $13.3 billion above the President’s 2021 budget request. The measure also includes $49 billion in supplemental funding to HUD programs to support the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Highlights from the $50.6 billion in “general” HUD appropriations, include:

  • $25.8 billion for Tenant-based Rental Assistance, an increase of $1.9 billion above the FY 2020 enacted level and $2.4 billion above the President’s budget request.
  • $3.2 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund, an increase of $310 million above the FY 2020 enacted level. The President’s budget request proposed eliminating this program.
  • $4.6 billion for the Public Housing Operating Fund, an increase of $100 million above the FY 2020 enacted level and $405 million above the President’s budget request.
  • $250 million for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, an increase of $75 million above the FY 2020 enacted level. The President’s budget request proposed eliminating this program.
  • $430 million for Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS, an increase of $20 million above the FY 2020 enacted level and $100 million above the President’s budget request.
  • $3.5 billion for Community Development Block Grants, an increase of $100 million above the FY 2020 enacted level. The President’s budget request proposed eliminating this program.
  • $1.7 billion for the HOME Investment Partnership Program, an increase of $350 million above the FY 2020 enacted level. The President’s budget request proposed eliminating this program.
  • $3.4 billion for Homeless Assistance Grants, an increase of $638 million above the FY 2020 enacted level and $642 million above the President’s budget request.
  • $13.4 billion for Project-Based Rental Assistance, an increase of $881 million above the FY 2020 enacted level and $809 million above the President’s budget request.
  • $893 million for Housing for the Elderly (Section 202), an increase of $100 million above the FY 2020 enacted level and $40 million above the President’s budget request.
  • $227 million for Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811), an increase of $25 million above the FY 2020 enacted level.

In addition, to support the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the bill provides an additional $49 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development programs to bolster communities nationwide by making robust and resilient investments in public housing, affordable housing, and community development. Highlights include:

  • $24.25 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund;
  • $300 million for the CHOICE Neighborhoods Initiative;
  • $4 billion for the Community Development Block Grant;
  • $17.5 billion for the HOME Investment Partnerships;
  • $750 million for capital improvements for properties receiving project-based rental assistance;
  • $750 million for the Housing for the Elderly;
  • $179 million for the Housing for Persons with Disabilities;

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St. Paul PHA Project-Based Vouchers

The St. Paul Public Housing Authority (PHA) has issued a Request for Proposals to award up to 120 Section 8 Project-based vouchers to property owners. Applicants must submit applications via Minnesota Housing’s Multifamily Customer Portal. Applications are due July 16 by 12:00 pm CT. You can view the application and additional information on St. Paul PHA’s website. For more information, please contact Dominic Mitchell.