HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes recently released a Lead Safe Housing Rule Toolkit. The toolkit includes sample forms, checklists, and flowcharts for HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule to help practitioners understand and comply with federal lead rules. The toolkit provides information on lead rule basics, project-based assistance, rehabilitation assistance, acquisition, leasing, support services and operations, tenant-based rental assistance, lead hazard reduction, and responding to a child with an elevated blood lead level. The toolkit can be found here.
On Nov. 29, in a notice titled “EXTENSION of American Rescue Plan Act – Adjustment Funding for Calendar Year 2021 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Mainstream Vouchers Renewal Funding Applications (previously published as American Rescue Plan Act – Adjustment Funding for Calendar Year 2021 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Mainstream Vouchers Renewal Funding and Updated Application Process for Unforeseen Circumstances Funding),” (PIH Notice 2021-32) HUD is extending the deadline for PHAs to apply for calendar year (CY) 2021 renewal adjustment funding for PHAs that “experienced a significant increase in voucher per-unit costs (PUC) due to extraordinary circumstances.” The new deadline is 5 pm of the PHA’s time zone on Dec. 21, 2021.
To be eligible for the additional funding, PHAs must submit applications in accordance with the requirements of section 3(A) of PIH Notice 2021-23. Housing agencies that did not previously receive an award because they did not meet the eligibility requirements, did not meet the previous deadline requirements, or did not meet any other requirements, should submit a new application by the new deadline if they believe that they now meet the applicable criteria.
The full notice can be found here.
NAHRO’s coverage of the prior notice can be found here.