April is National Volunteer Month

April is more than blooming flowers and warmer weather, it’s also National Volunteer Month. As we celebrate the spirit of service this month, we’re highlighting some government programs as a way to get involved. Volunteering for government programs offers a unique opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on the lives of people in need. These programs provide essential […]

Slide Deck From NAHMA Joint Policy Committees Monthly Meeting; Held on April 17th

Thank you for joining the April 17th Monthly Policy Committee Discussion.  I have attached my slide deck with some new updates. The new updates are highlighted on slides 3, 5 and 6.  If you have questions/concerns about any information included in the deck, please feel free to send me a follow-up email or give me a call.  As requested, I […]

Register for Upcoming Multifamily Housing Decoupling Stakeholder Session on April 25, 2024, 2pm EST

In the announcement below, a USDA-RD stakeholder session is scheduled for April 25, 2024, at 2:00 PM EDT. This call will provide “a platform to highlight their Decoupling Authority, Implementation Strategy, and to solicit your valuable feedback on shaping this program.” Member participation is crucial to the success of this decoupling pilot. NAHMA encourages you to sign-up for the session. Please register, […]

Stakeholder Listening Session on HUD’s FY25 PBCA Proposal

Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Julia Gordon invites interested parties to join a stakeholder listening session to share their feedback on HUD’s proposed modifications to the Performance-Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) program. “The PBCA program is essential to the sustainability of the Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program and the more than 1.2 million low-income households […]

HUD Publishes Proposed Regulations to Reduce Barriers to HUD-Assisted Housing

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, the Federal Register posted on public inspection a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitled, “Reducing Barriers to HUD-Assisted Housing.” The proposed rule will be published on April 10 at https://www.federalregister.gov/. HUD’s rule proposes that people not be automatically or categorically denied access to or be terminated from HUD-assisted […]

HUD Opens the Nomination Period for the HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Healthy Homes

The HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Healthy Homes highlights the impact that healthy housing plays in improving the overall health and well-being of individuals and communities. It is also a national platform to showcase results from programs of varying scope, funding, and/or resources. The nomination period is now open!  The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2024. Learn More […]

Broadband Funding for California Properties

As an owner of a publicly supported housing development, you are now eligible for a state grant to offer affordable internet access to your residents, removing the financial barrier that keeps millions of Americans offline. The California Advanced Service Fund (CASF) Broadband Public Housing Account is available to low-income and publicly funded communities across California to help provide residents with free broadband […]

EPA Announces $20 Billion in Grants to Mobilize Private Capital and Deliver Clean Energy and Climate Solutions to Communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selections for $20 billion in awards under two competitions within the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF),  including three selections under the $14 billion National Clean Investment Fund and five selections under the $6 billion Clean Communities Investment Accelerator. According to EPA’s press release, these awards “will create a national clean financing network for clean energy and […]

Multifamily Partnership Meeting April 11, 2024, 3-4 pm EST; Proposed Rule: Program Updates to the Credit Report Process for Section 515

Please join us at the USDA Rural Development Multifamily Housing (MFH) Partnership Meeting webinar, which will be held via Zoom on April 11, 2024, 3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). During the webinar participants will hear from Multifamily Housing Deputy Administrator, Angilla Denton, in addition to Multifamily Housing Division Leadership. The webinar will provide updates on Decoupling […]

Updated Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) NOFOs Published

HUD has published updates to each of the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for Elements, Leading Edge, and Comprehensive. Most notably: The eligibility for the Elements cohort has been expanded to properties that have closed or will close on a recapitalization transaction between May 11, 2023 (when GRRP was launched) and July 31, 2024 (the deadline for the Fourth […]

2024 Income Limits Published with FAQs about the New Cap on how much Income Limits can Increase Annually

HUD has released its annual income limits for 2024 (available HERE) that determine the income eligibility of applicants for HUD’s housing assistance programs and are used to determine the maximum rents allowed for the HOME and LIHTC programs. HUD also published FAQs with the 2024 Income Limits, which provide answers to several key questions below (see attachment): What is new […]

Free Energy & Water Benchmarking Services Through HUD, GRRP Funding Announcement, and a RADBlast with a Few Updates

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Program’s new energy and water benchmarking service is available at no cost to owners of properties participating in eligible Multifamily project-based rental assistance programs. Funded under the Biden-Harris Administration’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act, this new service is designed to help owners understand their energy and water usage and identify where they can make upgrades for the […]

State of California 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan Second Amendment – Substantial

Community Development Block Grant and National Housing Trust Fund Programs Register to attend the webinar. Public Comment Period begins April 8, 2024 The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce that amendment language will be added to the 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan (AAP) to allow the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and National Housing Trust […]

Registration for NAHMA’s Virtual Senior Leadership Training Series Now Open

Registration is now open for the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s NAHMA Emerging Leaders Learning Series (NELLS) original executive-level course, which provides training for senior organizational managers and leaders. The registration deadline is July 12, and sessions will begin Aug. 1. Register today for NELLS through the NAHMA Online Store at nahma.org; space is limited.   Earlier this year, NAHMA, in cooperation with Brenda Harrington, founder of Adaptive […]

Tenant Recertification Flexibilities

HUD would like to remind owners/agents participating in HUD Multifamily project-based rental assistance programs of flexibilities using recertifications to help support residents who are in rent arrears and accompanying requirements: 1. Interim recertifications. Tenants may request an interim recertification due to any change in family income that may affect their Total Tenant Payment (TTP) or tenant rent and assistance payment that […]

Resident Assistance Opportunity: IRS Direct File Pilot

Please share with your residents that the IRS has a new service that they are piloting for this tax season. IRS Direct File pilot is a free, mobile-friendly, tool for filing taxes. It is available in English and Spanish with live in-app customer service. Eligibility is limited to taxpayers with simple tax situations in twelve participating states. Participants will be screened by […]

Stay Connected with AHMA-NCH!

We know how busy life can get, and we want to ensure you never miss out on important updates, resources, and events from AHMA-NCH. To keep our community informed and engaged, we recommend adding us to your Favorites on Facebook. This simple adjustment ensures our posts appear more frequently and prominently in your feed, so you’re always in the loop […]

FBI & NSA Cyber Threat Concerns for Industry Partners

The Office of Multifamily is sharing information as a service to you about current cyber threats against small businesses / offices, and organizations which could include Multifamily program participants and those they work with. Please circulate this information as widely as possible to the organizations you work with for awareness and mitigation actions available (recommended by FBI, CISA, and NSA). FBI-APT28-Summary The […]

Free Webinar: How to Find and Fix Household Leaks

The City’s Department of Utilities is inviting residents to a free webinar on March 21 that will help them find and fix leaks in and around their homes. This webinar will cover common household leaks and the simple steps you can take to repair them. Staff will also show people how to set leak alerts and track how much water […]

Service Coordinator NOFO Application Deadline Extension

The deadline for the Service Coordinator Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), announced on December 15, 2023, was extended. The new application deadline is April 9, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST. The funding amount available is $40 million dollars and will be used to fund 3-year grants for both first-time applicants and those who are looking to expand their current service coordination […]

HUD’s CNA e-Tool Release Rescheduled for March 15, 2024

We have rescheduled the release date of the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) eTool version to Friday, March 15th, at 8 p.m. Users should continue to use the last version of the eTool that is currently available. As previously announced, this release will include several new features and significant enhancements that will directly support HUD’s new Green and Resilient Retrofit […]

President Signs 2024 Appropriations Bill that Includes HUD and RD Funding, and Issues Administration’s Proposed 2025 Budget

1) FY 2024 Appropriations Update: On Saturday, March 9, President Biden signed into law H.R. 4366, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024,” which provides full-year funding through September 30, 2024, for departments and agencies of the Federal Government covered by 6 of 12 appropriations bills, including the following departments, agencies, and activities: Department of Defense military construction and family housing activities, […]

Multifamily Back to Basic Video Series, Bead Program Challenge Opening, and Connect Home USA Application Deadline Extension

Please see the following information included in this email: Back-to-Back Video Series No Good Cause for Discrimination: Some Evictions Are Never Allowed Factsheet BEAD Program Challenge Process Opening Connect Home USA Application Deadline Extension Multifamily has developed the Managing HUD Multifamily Properties: Back-to-Basic Video Series This video series is intended for owners and management agents of HUD-assisted and/or insured multifamily […]

Budget Based Rent Adjustments for Mark-to-Market Properties Notice Published: Upcoming Training

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published Housing Notice 2024-05 which implements HUD’s authority to make budget-based rent adjustments (BBRA) for Section 8 project-based rental assistance housing assistance payment contracts at properties subject to a M2M Use Agreement. This notice sets forth the eligibility requirements and HUD’s policies and procedures for reviewing BBRA applications. Due to limited funding, HUD is prioritizing BBRAs […]

Request for Feedback on Existing Policy on Non-Rent Fees for Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs Posted to the Drafting Table

Please review the HUD-MFH update below, it is a request for feedback on their existing policy on non-rent fees for HUD-subsidized multifamily housing programs (attached). Specifically, HUD is requesting “comments on the existing guidance related to each type of fee or charge contained in the chart. In addition, they are interested in input from owners and tenants on whether there are fees […]

HUD Extends FFB Risk-Sharing Initiative & Publishes Utilizing Section 223(f) for Manufactured Home Community Program Mortgagee Letter to Drafting Table

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is announcing today a sweeping set of new actions that will create and preserve high quality, affordable rental homes. These actions, announced in today’s White House’s Housing Supply Fact Sheet, reinforce the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing commitment to expanding access to affordable housing and improving housing stability across the country. These actions include two […]

Notice Extending HOTMA Compliance Date for Tenant Selection Plan and Enterprise Income Verification Policies & Procedures

The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published a Housing Notice extending the HOTMA compliance date in Section 6.2 of Notice H 2023-10 for owners to update their Tenant Selection Plan (TSP) and Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Policies and Procedures (P&P) from March 31, 2024, to May 31, 2024. For questions regarding this notice, please contact .

Proposed Rule – Revisions to the Smoke Alarm Requirements; FY2023 MFH Annual Occupancy Report; Set-aside Unit Preferences at Multifamily Housing Properties

Please find three USDA-RHS updates below: Proposed Rule – Revisions to the Smoke Alarm Requirements in the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing and Section 514-516 Farm Labor Housing Direct Loan Programs; Given the two-week comment period, NAHMA requests member feedback by March 6th and the official deadline for public comments is March 8th. Guidance on Set-aside unit preferences at Multifamily Housing properties […]

Section 811 Capital Advance – PRAC NOFO – Applications due March 21, 2024

On October 12, 2023, the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs released a Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). We are pleased to inform you that the submission deadline has been extended to Thursday March 21, 2024. If you are interested in applying, be sure to review the resources below and submit your application on Grants.gov right away. Resources […]

FY 2023 Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Notice of Funding Opportunity Publishes

Today, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published the FY 2023 Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), making available $115 million in grant funding to support the development and improvement of affordable multifamily rental homes and ongoing project-based rental assistance for low-income seniors.  The funds will help non-profit organizations create new, or rehabilitate existing homes that […]