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HUD allocates 4th Wave of CARES Act Funding: $77 Million

On Monday, Secretary Carson announced that the 4th wave of CARES Act funding would be supporting up to 8300 housing choice vouchers to public housing authorities. These funds will be provided through HUD's Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, which will provide affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities. See the local impact of the housing assistance announced today.

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HUD Increases and Expands Flexibility of Funds for PHAs

HUD is increasing the flexibility of its funds to PHAs by allocating more funds to be used for sanitation, transportation to health units/testing, childcare, food, and medical supplies.

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2nd Wave of Relief from HUD

On May 1st, HUD Secretary Carson announced the allocation of $685 million of funds to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. The funds have been specified to be potentially used for personal protective equipment, childcare costs, travel costs to receive testing, and other actions.

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$1.5 Million Awarded to Support COVID-19 Related Fair Housing Activities

On Monday, April 20th, HUD announced it was awarding $1.5 Million in partnership and Special Enforcement Effort funds to HUD Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) agencies to support COVID-19 education activities.

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CDC: Household Cleaning and Sanitizing amid COVID-19

For those of you who have been trying to help your residents maintain the best sanitizing practices amidst the pandemic, here are some tips from the CDC on how to go about cleaning and disinfecting living spaces.

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Tuesday Tip: Stimulus Checks counted as Income?

Are we supposed to count the Stimulus Checks as Income? Find out in this week's #TuesdayTip!

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Fair Housing Month Amidst Coronavirus

HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Anna Marie Farias, addresses the recognition of Fair Housing Month amidst the current coronavirus pandemic.

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Southeast Region Multifamily Production Division

As you may or may not know, the Atlanta Regional office and Jacksonville satellite offices have been vacated due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Both offices remain open for business to be conducted remotely, but HUD staff is not conducting physical operations in either of those offices.

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Best Practice Recommendations for Electronic Submission of Documents for Multifamily

Document Preparation: Each draft document should be prepared in accordance with the following recommendations: a. Drafts should be prepared and submitted in either Portable Document Format (“PDF”) or as Microsoft Word documents, with Microsoft Word being the preferred format at the draft submission stage due to the available “comment” and “track changes” features.

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How COVID-19 impacts Tenant Annual and Interim Recertifications

While COVID-19 seems to be at the forefront of all our minds, its impact on our industry is right there too. On Tuesday, March 24th, HUD released TRACS COVID 19 Notification 03_24_2020 Ver 1, where it lays out the impact of the ongoing crisis on Tenant Annual and Interim Recertifications.

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