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Major Affordable Housing Legislation Introduced in the Senate

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced the Decent, Affordable, Safe Housing for All (DASH) Act, legislation to make a generational investment to house all people experiencing homelessness, tackle the housing affordability crisis, and expand homeownership opportunities for young people by…

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued an order on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, that – after a short interruption – seeks to extend its prior eviction moratoriums, originally imposed in September 2020. The newest moratorium will expire…

The Sovereign Citizens Movement and Affordable Housing

A number of our clients have contacted us recently to ask how to handle the applications of individuals who claim to be “sovereign citizens,” and state that the government has no right to verify their eligibility for affordable housing, such…

HUD Proposes Restoring Discriminatory Effects Rule

On June 25, 2021, HUD announced that it will issue a proposed rule titled Restoring HUD’s Discriminatory Effects Standard. The publication proposes to rescind HUD’s 2020 disparate impact rule and restore the 2013 discriminatory effects rule. HUD believes that the…

HUD Restores Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an interim final rule on June 10 to restore the implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirement. The publication provides a robust definition of the duty…

Biden Housing Plan Stresses Housing as Infrastructure

On May 26, the Biden Administration released its full plans for a surge in new housing spending as part of the American Jobs Plan. The proposal would invest $318 billion, including $105 billion in newly proposed tax credits. The goal…

Key Improvements to LIHTC Program Possible for 2021

An updated Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) has been introduced in the House and Senate with bipartisan support. The House and Senate bills are identical and are a continuation of an effort that began with the initial introduction of…

Administration Announces More Funding for ERAP

On May 7, 2021, the Biden Administration announced the allocation of an additional $21.6 billion under the American Rescue Plan for Emergency Rental Assistance – including $2.5 billion targeted to the highest need areas. The original funding for the program…

HUD Publishes Income Limits for Multiple Programs

On May 3, 2021, HUD published 2021 income limits for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, HOME, HOPWA, Housing Trust Fund (HTF), and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  HUD also published the 2021 rent…

HUD Confirms Income Exclusions

Unemployment Benefits & Child Tax Credit The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021 Appropriations) and the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP) amended three provisions to strengthen and extend unemployment benefits in the CARES Act and the ARP provides a monthly…

HUD Secretary Announces Increase in REAC Inspections

On April 23, 2021, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announced that effective June 1, 2021, HUD will substantially increase housing inspections for properties subject to REAC. Within a few days – as early as this week – HUD will formally notify…
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