HUD Sends HCV Funding “Get Ready” Letter

Earlier today, HUD’s Financial Management Center sent a letter informing PHAs of potential funding scenarios for Calendar Year (CY) 2018. The letter stated that the federal budget is currently being governed by a Continuing Resolution (CR) until Jan. 19, 2018. At that time, Congress may pass a budget or a year-long CR. The letter uses the amounts allocated for Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) and Administrative Fees in the House and Senate appropriations bills to estimate prorations for 2018. These estimations can be found in the table below.

Senate bill (S. 1655) House bill (H.R. 3353)
Administrative Fee 76.153% 70.233%
Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) 98.810% 95.301%

HUD notes that the proration levels were calculated by “estimating the full HCV program need for 2018 and comparing the program need to the available funding.” HUD recommends that PHAs assess their projected leasing and spending by modeling both scenarios. HUD also recommends using the forecasting tool.

The full letter can be read here (in Word format).

[12/28/17 Edit – HUD FMC sent another letter with an alternative link to the tool (if you were having trouble with the link above).]

HUD Issues Notice on Hurricane Harvey CDBG-DR Funding

On December 27, HUD issued a notice announcing allocations, common application, waivers, and alternative requirements for Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to the state of Texas. The notice allocates $57,800,000 of CDBG-DR funds to the State of Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey. Funds must be used only for specific disaster recovery related purposes. The notice is applicable starting January 2, 2018.

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