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June 24, 2020 - HUD Awards CARES Act Competitive Fair Housing Grants

June 23, 2020 - Agencies Recommend Funding Priorities for Non-Congregate Sheltering

The document provides guidance on the best use order for the following funding streams:

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Category B
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

June 18, 2020 - HUD to Host Webinar for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grantees

The webinar will provide guidance on using CARES Act HOPWA funds for hotel/motel stays. It will take place on June 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

June 17, 2020 - FHA Extends Eviction Moratorium to August 31

June 11, 2020 - HUD Releases Tips for Distribution of Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

June 9, 2020 - HUD Releases Allocations, Methodology for Second Round of ESG CARES Act Funding

With this funding release, HUD has allocated a total of $3.96 billion in CARES Act funding for ESG. The updated allocations spreadsheet for all Community Planning and Development programs is here.

June 8, 2020 - HUD to Host Webinar for ESG Recipients

The webinar will discuss targeting of prevention resources and CARES Act funding. It will take place on June 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

June 4, 2020 - HUD Releases FAQs for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

The FAQs discuss the effects of the CARES Act eviction moratorium.

June 3, 2020 - HUD to Host Additional Webinar for HOPWA Grantees

The webinar will take place on June 8 at 1 p.m. ET.

June 1, 2020 - HUD Hosts Webinar on CARES Act Instructions for HOPWA IDIS Set-Up and Draws

The webinar for HOPWA grantees on Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) set up and draws for CARES Act funds will be held on June 5 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET. Register here.

June 1, 2020 - HUD Announces TBRA Webinar Series

The webinars will provide guidance for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) participating jurisdictions on designing and implementing an emergency HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program. The webinars will take place on the next 3 Wednesdays (starting June 10) at 1 p.m. ET.

May 22, 2020 - HUD Provides Additional Waivers for Community Planning and Development (CPD) Programs

May 20, 2020 - HUD to Host Webinar for Homeless Providers

The webinar will cover COVID-19 planning and response and will be held at 2:30 p.m. ET on May 22.

May 19, 2020 - FHFA Announces Refinance and Home Purchase Eligibility for Borrowers in Forbearance

May 18, 2020 - HUD Provides Q&As on Eviction Moratoriums

The guidance covers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and CDBG-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) loans.

May 18, 2020 - HUD to Host CARES Act HOPWA Webinar

HUD is hosting a webinar for Competitive Renewal HOPWA grantees regarding the development of a complete CARES Act HOPWA descriptive plan that is due to HUD by June 1, 2020. The webinar will be held May 20, from 4:00-5:00 PM ET. Register here.

May 18, 2020 - HUD Announces Availability of Regulatory Waiver for CPD Grant Programs

The memorandum waives the requirement that grantees submit their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for CPD programs within 90 days after the close of the grantee’s program year. The memo directs that grantees submit the report within 180 days after the close of the program year.

May 18, 2020 - HUD Allocates More Than $75 Million in Fourth Wave of CARES Act Funding

The awards are to support affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities through the Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program.

May 18, 2020 - HUD Provides COVID-19 Emergency Information for Housing Counselors

May 15, 2020 - HUD Publishes Methodology for Round Two of CARES Act CDBG-CV Allocations  

May 14, 2020 - Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium

The extension is through June 30, 2020 for homeowners with FHA-insured single-family mortgages and others.

May 12, 2020 - HUD Issues Notice Establishing Process for Allocating Unobligated Balances

The CARES Act permitted HUD to award certain unobligated balances to public housing authorities (PHAs) who received Mainstream Program awards in the 2017 and 2019 competitions. The notice describes the process by which HUD is awarding this funding.

May 12, 2020 - Administration Launches COVID-19 Housing Assistance Website

May 12, 2020 - HUD to Host Webinar on CARES Act CPD Grant Amendments

The webinar will be held on May 14, 2020 at 12:30PM ET.

May 11, 2020 - HUD Allocates Additional $1 Billion in CDBG CARES Act Funding to States

Unlike the $2 billion previously awarded, which were based on the CDBG FY 2020 allocations, these awards are targeted at vulnerable communities. State-by-state allocations are available here, and an updated spreadsheet with all CPD CARES Act allocations is available here. An additional $2 billion of targeted CDBG CARES Act funding is forthcoming. 

May 11, 2020 - HUD Releases Coordinated Entry Prioritization Guide for Continuums of Care 

May 8, 2020 - HUD Issues CARES Act Guidance for the HOPWA Program 

A webinar will be held on May 15, 2020 at 11:00AM ET.

May 7, 2020 - HUD Waives Reporting Requirement for CPD Programs

May 5, 2020 - HUD Releases First Round of CARES Act Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Funding

The $380 million release was awarded to public housing agencies for administrative expenses related to COVID-19. Guidance is available here. An additional $470 million for administrative expenses is forthcoming.

May 5, 2020 - HUD Releases Memorandum on CARES Act Flexibilities, Recommends Action Plan Amendments

The memorandum addresses the ESG and HOPWA programs. A previous memorandum provided similar guidance for CDBG.

May 1, 2020 - HUD Releases CARES Act FAQs for HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program

May 1, 2020 - HUD Releases CARES Act Public Housing Operating Fund Allocations

April 30, 2020 - HUD to Host Additional COVID-19 FAQs Webinar for HOPWA Grantees

The webinar will take place on May 6, 2020 at 2PM ET.

April 28, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for CARES Act HCV Program Administrative Fees

April 28, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for CARES Act Public Housing Operating Fund Appropriation

April 27, 2020 - HUD Posts COVID-19 HOME Program Webinar Recording

April 20, 2020 - HUD Announces Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) Solicitation

The $1.5 million in funding, authorized under the CARES Act, can be used to address fair housing issues relating to coronavirus.

April 17, 2020 - HUD Expedites Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant Agreement Amendments

April 16, 2020 - HUD to Host COVID-19 FAQs Webinar for HOPWA Grantees

The webinar will take place on April 22, 2020 at 2:30PM ET.

April 13, 2020 - HUD Releases Q&A on Section 108 Debt Relief

April 10, 2020 - HUD Issues Waivers for HOME

One memorandum waives program requirements, while a second enables participating jurisdictions to use HOME tenant-based rental assistance funds more flexibly.

April 10, 2020 - HUD Implements CARES Act Payment Relief for Multifamily Mortgagees

April 10, 2020 - HUD Issues Waivers for Public and Indian Housing Programs

The waivers apply to the Public Housing, HCV, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG), and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) programs.

April 9, 2020 - HUD Issues Guide on CARES Act Flexibilities for CDBG Funds

April 8, 2020 - HUD to Host Conference Call on Economic Impacts for Rural, Underserved Communities

The call will take place on April 22, 2020 at 2PM ET.

April 7, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for HOPWA Grantees

HUD will also host a webinar on April 13, 2020 at 1PM ET. 

April 1, 2020 - HUD Releases Memorandum on Regulatory Waivers

The memorandum applies to the HOPWA, ESG, and CoC programs. 

April 1, 2020 - HUD Implements CARES Act Mortgage Payment Relief

March 31, 2020 - HUD Releases CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) COVID-19 FAQs 

March 26, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for Allowable Uses of Funding during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance on 2020 Census Efforts to Count the Homeless During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020 - HUD Releases Resources for Homeless Providers

March 21, 2020 - HUD Issues Data Sharing Practices for CoCs

March 19, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for HOPWA Grantees

March 18, 2020 - FHA, FHFA Suspend Forclosures and Evictions

The FHA and the FHFA have suspended foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days.

March 13, 2020 - HUD Releases Infectious Disease Guidance for CDBG Recipients

March 13, 2020 - HUD Releases Infectious Disease Guidance for CoCs

March 2, 2020 - HUD Releases Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs

The toolkit includes three guidance documents designed to help CoCs prevent and manage the spread of infectious disease for people experiencing homelessness.


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Updated July 1, 2020