HUD HCV Landlord Task Force to Conduct Webinar on April 22 at 1 pm ET

As previously mentioned on this blog, HUD’s HCV Landlord Task will host a free webinar titled “Education and Outreach Strategies for Landlord Participation.” The webinar will take place on April 22, 2020 at 1 pm to 2:30 pm ET. The webinar will walk through the first published chapter of the HCV Landlord Strategy Guidebook. The webinar will also feature representatives from PHAs.

Additional information can be found here.

Registration for this webinar can be found here.

HUD PIH to Host Conference Call on Recently Published COVID-19 Waivers

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) will host a conference call at 3:30 pm ET on Friday, April 17th, 2020, to provide an overview of their recent notice of COVID-19 waivers. The call will be limited to 2,500 participants. It will be recorded and shared.

Call in information can be found below.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633
Access Code: 0551998##
If the automated recording indicates the conference is full, please use overflow information:
US Toll Free: 1-877-369-5243 or US Toll: 1-617-668-3633 Access Code: 0626917#
Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.
Entry Link:

An Outlook invitation can be found here.

The COVID-19 waiver notice can be found here.

NAHRO’s analysis can be found here.

Waivers and Suspensions for HOME Program Requirements Released

Last week HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued two memorandums; one of the availability of waivers and suspensions of the HOME Program requirements in response to COVID-19 pandemic and the other on suspensions and waivers to facilitate use of HOME-Assisted Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and short-term assistance response to COVID-19 pandemic. These memos can be found on the HUD Exchange.

The memo on waivers and suspensions of HOME Program requirements in response to COVID-19 provides guidance and the necessary statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers to allow HOME participating jurisdictions (PJs) to address immediate housing needs and help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. A PJ that intends to implement the HOME statutory suspensions and/or regulatory waivers must send written notification via email to the CPD Division in its local field office. Waivers and suspensions include those available only to major disaster areas and those that are available to all PJs.

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