ARRA--Housing/Community Development

General Information

August 21, 2009: HUD Guidance for Buy American Requirement HUD released implementation guidance for the Buy American requirement of ARRA, including guidance on the process for applying exceptions to that requirement. The guidance can be viewed at:

February 25, 2009: HUD Announces State Allocations HUD announced state allocations of $10 billion in formula grant funding, as providedby ARRA. Allocations for housing and community development programs include: Public Housing Capital Fund, CDBG, Native American Housing, Lead Hazard Reduction,Tax Credit Assistance Program, Project-Based Rental Assistance, Homelessness Prevention Fund. More information can be found on the following links:

HUD ARRA Website HUD information related to ARRA, including state funding allocations for a host of programs:

HUD ARRA Funding

State Allocations

Section 1512 Reporting Requirements

October 20, 2010: GAO Issues Report on HUD’s Opportunities to Increase Understanding of Recipient Reporting The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report that examines recipient reporting for three ARRA-funded HUD programs: the Community Development Block Grant, the Tax Credit Assistance Program, and the Capital Fund. Click here to read the full report:

September 2009: HUD Releases Support Info on Reporting Requirements HUD has developed a consolidated list of program-specific support information, mainly sample reporting templates, for Section 1512 recipient reporting requirements. The list can be accessed at:

September 2009: HUD Guidance on Section 1512 HUD has released agency-specific guidance on how prime recipients should estimate jobs created or retained in order to satisfy ARRA Section 1512 recipient reporting requirements. Included in that guidance is a September 10, 2009, deadline for prime recipients to notify HUD program contacts if the recipient intends to use a statistical methodology to estimate jobs data rather than a direct counting method in their October 2009 report.

The full guidance can be viewed at:

Community Development Block Grant &
Neighborhood Stabilization Program

September 10, 2012: HUD Requests Comments on Neighborhood Stabilization Study HUD is seeking comments on a new study of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The study will focus on program outcomes and impacts resulting from the additional funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, P.L. 111-5). To read more about the Neighborhood Stabilization study, click here:

January 14, 2010: HUD Awards $2 Billion in Neighborhood Stabilization Grants Funded by ARRA
HUD awarded nearly $2 billion in competitive grants under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP II) funded by ARRA. This is the second round of NSP funding, with the first round of $3.92 billion awarded to 309 cities and states on a formula basis under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The list of NSP II grants is available at:

November 12, 2009: Indian Community Block Grant Funding Announced HUD announced funding awards for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Recovery Act Program. The announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of the award recipients under the ICDBG Recovery Act Program and can be found at:

November 12, 2009: Process for Reallocating CDBG-R Funds Announced HUD published in the Federal Register its process for re-allocating and awarding Community Development Block Grant-ARRA (CDBG-R) funds that were not already allocated to eligible jurisdictions during the original round of CDBG-R awards. Only one jurisdiction did not apply to receive its CDBG-R allocation. This process is described in the announcement at:

October 21, 2009: HUD Releases Notice on Buy American Exceptions for CDBG and NSP 2 HUD released a notice in the Federal Register providing national exceptions to the Buy American provisions in ARRA (Section 1605c) for projects funded under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-R) or Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2). A full listing and explanation of the exceptions can be found at:

August 26, 2009: NSP Competitive Grants HUD announced $50 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) competitive grants in an effort to help state and local governments address the inventory of foreclosed properties assisted under the program. HUD is awarding $44.5 million to nine national organizations and another $5.5 million to help local communities purchase, rehabilitate, and resell foreclosed properties in especially hard-hit neighborhoods. Awardees and amounts can be viewed at:

July 16, 2009: HUD Announces CDBG ARRA Grants HUD announced $360 million in ARRA grants to support community and economic development. The grants represent the first round of awards made under the Community Development Block Grant program. For a list of awards, go to:

May 4, 2009: Neighborhood Stabilization Grants Secretary Donovan announced that HUD is now soliciting grant applications under the department's Neighborhood Stabilization Program to make available nearly $2 billion in ARRA funding to states, local governments and non-profit housing developers to combat the effects of home foreclosures. Applications for NSP funds will be due July 17, 2009.

May 2009: HUD Issues Notice of Funding Availability Correction for Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP 2) HUD published a correction to the May 4, 2009, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for NSP 2. HUD also updated its list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for NSP 2. The NOFA correction and updated FAQ can be seen at:,7973319&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

March 19, 2009: Funding for Effects of Foreclosures, Declining Home Values HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan approved nearly $731 million in funding for 48 states and local communities seeking to recover from the effects of high foreclosures and declining home values:

Public Housing

March 23, 2011: HUD Announces Reallocation of ARRA Capital Funds The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5, ARRA) included $4 billion for capital funds for public housing agencies (PHAs) to carry out capital and management activities. Of these funds, $3 billion were distributed as formula funds and $1 billion were distributed as competitive. After award, a number of grantees were unable to meet ARRA criteria and their funds were recaptured—$3.2 million in formula funds and approximately $14 million in competitive funds. In accordance with ARRA, theses funds have been reallocated. Click here for more information:

October 5, 2009: Public Housing Capital Fund FAQ Posted
 HUD posted its second frequently asked questions (FAQs) document regarding the Public Housing Capital Fund. HUD also provided additional information for Capital Fund grant recipients on their two reporting requirements. The posted information states that Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) will report on activities, job creation, and job retention in and on National Environmental Policy Act reviews in the Recovery Act Management Performance System (RAMPS).

To view the new FAQs, see:
For more information on ARRA reporting for Capital Fund recipients, see:

September 23, 2009: HUD Awards Funds for Public Housing HUD awarded $500 million in Public Housing Capital Fund competitive grants that will allow public housing authorities across the U.S. to build or renovate affordable rental apartments and make existing public housing units more energy efficient. A list of awardees can be found at:

September 3, 2009: Public Housing Grant Awards
HUD announced the awarding of $96 million in public housing capital fund competitive grants to 15 public housing authorities. The list of awardees and award amounts can be found at:

July 27, 2009: HUD Issues Clarification on Procurement Policy Requirements The HUD Office of Capital Improvements published a clarification of the procurement policy requirements for ARRA public housing capital fund formula grants.The document can be viewed at:

July 2009: HUD Publishes ARRA Q&A On July 17, 2009, and July 24, 2009, the HUD Office of Capital Improvements published additional Q&A documents for ARRA public housing capital fund formula grants and an updated Q&A for ARRA capital fund competitive grants. The documents can be found through at: 

June 25, 2009: Public Housing Capital Fund Q&A HUD has posted a third question and answer bulletin, dated June 25, 2009, with information on the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Public Housing Capital Fund competitive grants. The question and answers can be viewed at:

May 7, 2009: Capital Fund Recovery Competition Grants HUD has revised a May 7, 2009, NOFA for ARRA Capital Fund Recovery Competition (CFRC) Grants. The revised NOFA corrects, changes and clarifies a number of criteria established in the initial document. The revised NOFA can be found at:

May 5, 2009: Public Housing Agencies HUD has published a Notice of Funding Availability(NOFA) for $995 million in Capital Fund Recovery Act competitive grants available to Public Housing Agencies. Link here for the NOFA: 

Public Housing Capital Improvements HUD sends nearly $3 billion to public housing authorities for capital improvements. State allocations can be found at:

Tax Credit Assistance Program

September 20, 2010: GAO Releases Report on State Use of TCAP and Section 1602 Program GAO released a survey of state housing finance agencies' use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) and Grants to States for Low-Income Housing Projects in Lieu of Low-Income Housing Credits Program (Section 1602 Program) administered by the Department of the Treasury. Click here to access the report:

December 5, 2009: Detailed Information on TCAP Obligations and Expenditures Available The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided a spreadsheet with information on Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) allocations, committed, and disbursed funds to date. The spreadsheet can be viewed at at this link,, and can also be downloaded from the left hand column of this HUD webpage:

October 2009: Tax Credit Assistance Tip Sheet HUD has published a tip sheet for Tax Credit Assistance Program grant recipients. The tip sheet can be accessed from:

October 2009: HUD Releases Guidance for TCAP HUD released program-specific guidance for the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) on estimating jobs, as required under ARRA section 1512. The guidance can be found at:

September 18, 2009: TCAP Administrative Guidance HUD provided guidance for TCAP grantees (i.e., state housing crediting agencies) that addressed TCAP administrative, project compliance, and asset management costs that may occur during the implementation of the TCAP program. Understanding the distinctions among these cost categories will assist grantees in determining which costs are eligible TCAP costs and which costs must be paid through other funding sources. Differentiating among administrative, project compliance and asset management costs will also help grantees understand which costs must be borne by the grantee, and which costs can be paid for by the project owner, including costs for activities undertaken by third-party contractors at the expense of the project owner. The guidance is available at:

September 4, 2009: TCAP Guidance HUD provided guidance for Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) grantees (i.e., state housing crediting agencies) on meeting the environmental review requirements for projects to be assisted with TCAP funds where an environmental review has been previously conducted by HUD staff for another HUD program (e.g., HOPE VI or FHA mortgages or insurance) under 24 CFR part 50. The guidance is available at:

August 2009: HUD Q&A on TCAP HUD has provided updated information, in the form of Q&As, on David-Bacon prevailing wage requirements and program income, fees, and asset management for the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP). The updates are linked to the program's website at:

July 28, 2009: Tax Credit Assistance Program Awards HUD announced the remaining 26 awards for the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP). TCAP formula grants are awarded to state housing credit agencies in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The awards can be found at:

July 27, 2009: Revised Notice on Tax Credit Assistance Program HUD revised its notice on the implementation of the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP). The notice sets forth the submission requirements, eligible uses of funds, and program requirements. The revised noticed can be viewed by clicking here.

June 30, 2009: HUD Announces Approved Funding under TCAP HUD announced that it approved plans submitted by 26 states for funding under the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP). Approval of plans and subsequent funding awards for the remaining 26 eligible state housing finance agencies is expected in the coming weeks. A list of the approved states can be found at:,8081865&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Homelessness Prevention

September 23, 2009: Homeless Prevention Grants Awarded HUD awarded $300 million in grants from the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program, a program started under ARRA. These grants offer communities a resource to provide short- and medium-term rental assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or to quickly re-house those who are experiencing homelessness. HUD announced the first round of grants under this program on July 9, 2009, to more than 400 communities, totaling $1.2 billion. Today's announcement brings the total awarded amount of HPRP funds to 100%, or $1.5 billion.

A list of awardees can be found at:

June 9, 2009: Homeless Prevention Notice of Corrections HUD posted a Notice of Corrections to an earlier Notice of Allocations, Applications, Application Procedures, and Requirements for the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program under ARRA. The Notice of Corrections provides a corrected time line for HUD's review of HPRP Substantial Amendments; provides authority for grantees to request waivers of certain provisions of the HPRP Notice, and HUD to process those requests; clarifies that the District of Columbia is classified as a Metropolitan City; provides a correction stating that housing relocation and stabilization services may only be provided to any program participant for up to 18 months; extends the timeframe in which eligible pre-award costs may be incurred; and allows for a 90-day grant close-out period for reimbursement of eligible costs incurred within the 3-year grant period. The Notice of Corrections can be found at:

Homelessness Prevention Requirements HUD has announced the allocation formula, allocation amounts, list of grantees, statutory and regulatory program requirements, submission deadlines and other requirements for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program authorized by ARRA:

Green Retrofit Program

May 13, 2009: Green Retrofit Program HUD released guidance on the Green Retrofit Program for Multifamily Housing. This guidance, Housing Notice 09-02, can be linked to through the Green Retrofit Program web page on HUD's ARRA website:,7973195&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Lead Hazard Grants

Revised Notice on Lead Hazard Grants HUD has posted a revised notice of financial assistance (NOFA) for the FY 2009 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program. HUD inadvertently omitted a number of jurisdictions that are eligible for the FY 2009 program from Appendix A. The revised Appendix A is available at:

In addition, the deadline for submitting waiver requests to reduce the statutory match amount from 25% to 10% is being extended from June 10, 2009, to June 23, 2009. The period for HUD to review requests is extended from June 22, 2009, to June 30, 2009. The deadline for receipt of applications in HUD headquarters remains 5:00 PM eastern time July 20, 2009.