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April is Fair Housing Month! Get Informed on the Latest.
April is known as Fair Housing Month in recognition of the passing of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Though it is the end of the month, a new media campaign launched recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) may have ramped-up public awareness. This, in addition to the launch of a recent mobile app, a new Notice on Services Animals, and the recently released final rule on Disparate Impact, means senior providers may see an uptick in fair housing activity in their area. More
How HUD Plans to Restructure the Office of Multifamily Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on April 24 announced a series of restructuring and systemic changes within its Office of Multifamily Housing Programs and the Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM). The changes include consolidating multifamily business to 5 hubs nationwide, closing 16 smaller offices altogether, consolidating multifamily staff to no more than 10 offices nationwide, a redesign of multifamily office structures, and plans for workload sharing. More
T-HUD Funding: Why You Should Sign Our Letter
Sign On: Increase T-HUD Funding is a letter to congressional appropriators calling for an increase to the 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) 302(b) subcommittee allocation. We've signed, and we hope to get 2,000 more signatures by April 30. Without a big allocation, funding for Project Based Section 8 and Section 202 may be less than needed to renew all contracts for 12 months and to fund any new development. More
What Obama's 2014 Budget Means for Housing
On April 10, the Obama administration released its annual budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget includes $400 million for the Section 202 program, including renewals of PRAC contracts, renewals of service coordinator contracts, and a $20 million demonstration for new development of senior housing plus services. For renewal of Project Based Section 8 contracts, the administration's budget includes $10.27 billion, an amount that appears to be $1.2 billion short of that which is necessary to renew all contracts for a full 12 months. More
Affordable Housing Shortage Worsens Across the United States
The nationwide shortage of affordable housing is getting worse. A new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition provides evidence of the deepening housing shortage, demonstrates that the housing market fails to address the needs of the lowest-income renters, and argues that funding the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) must be prioritized to address these unmet needs. More