NAHMA-Pearl Meyer Compensation Survey: Still Time To Participate

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is sponsoring the Pearl Meyer Annual 2024 Affordable Housing Compensation Survey Report. The deadline for survey submissions has been extended until mid-August. The compensation report will be published in October. NAHMA encourages members to participate in the NAHMA-sponsored Pearl Meyer Annual 2024 Affordable Housing Compensation Survey Report. Participating companies are provided with complementary, […]

AHMA’s push for Uniform Adoption of HOTMA Rules

We are excited to announce an important advocacy initiative aimed at promoting equitable access to affordable housing across California. We need your support in urging Affordable Housing Subsidy Agencies and Housing Providers to adopt uniform tenant eligibility requirements in alignment with the federal Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA). Why is this important? Adopting these guidelines will ensure consistent and […]

Alameda County Judge Rules in Favor of Landlords on CARES Act Notice Requirements

In a significant legal victory for property owners, a judge in Alameda County has ruled that the federal CARES Act requires landlords to provide tenants with a 30-day notice to vacate before eviction proceedings, but does not necessitate a 30-day period for tenants to cure nonpayment of rent. The case, argued by PKS Law Group, P.C., centered on the interpretation […]

Virtual Registration Open to View HUD Summit on Insurance Challenges Faced by US Housing Market on July 18

Please Register for HUD’s Summit on Insurance Challenges Faced by US Housing Market on July 18th.  A Virtual Registration option is available to view the summit, which is schedule to run from 10 am – 5:30 pm (EST). The registration link can be found HERE.   NAHMA staff will be attending the summit in-person.

Registration for NAHMA’s NELLSExecutive Course Closes in Two Weeks

There are two weeks left to register for the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s NAHMA Emerging Leaders Learning Series (NELLS) executive-level course. The original series—renamed NELLSExecutive—focuses on topics relevant to senior organizational managers and leaders and provides the opportunity to further your professional journey and meet career goals. The registration deadline is July 12, and sessions begin Aug. 1. Course update: the third […]

NAHMA-Pearl Meyer Compensation Survey Deadline Extended

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is sponsoring the Pearl Meyer Annual 2024 Affordable Housing Compensation Survey Report. The deadline for survey submissions has been extended until August. The compensation report will be published in October. NAHMA encourages members to participate in the NAHMA-sponsored Pearl Meyer Annual 2024 Affordable Housing Compensation Survey Report. Participating companies are provided with complementary, […]

New HUD Resources to Support Owners Applying for DOE’s Low-Income Adder to Help Fund Solar Projects

The Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program, administered by the Department of Energy (DOE), promotes cost-saving solar or wind investments in low-income communities, on Indian land, as part of affordable housing developments, and benefitting low-income households. The Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit supplements the existing Clean Electricity Investment Tax Credit (sometimes referred to as “48E”). The standard 48E credit provides owners with a […]

New FY 2023 Section 202 NOFO Toolkit Available

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Toolkit is now available. The toolkit is an optional resource for organizations preparing an application for the FY 2023 Section 202 NOFO. It gives applicants an opportunity to evaluate how the scored components of their application(s) align with the NOFO. Outcomes provided by […]

RD Invites Organizations to Apply for Grants to Repair Affordable Housing in Rural Communities

Please find the attached RD Stakeholder Announcement and update below on the Housing Preservation Grant program. According to this announcement: Approximately $12.2 million is being made available to eligible participants. Approximately $2.2 million of this funding is available for disaster assistance, with a maximum award of $50,000. Eligible applicants include most state or local governmental entities, federally recognized Indian Tribes, nonprofit groups, and faith-based organizations. U.S. […]

Register Today! HOME Proposed Rule Published; Register for Listening Sessions

On May 29, 2024, HUD published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register to modernize regulations for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). All public comments are due by July 29, 2024. Additional information is available on the HOME Proposed Rule page on HUD.gov. HOME Proposed Rule Listening Sessions HUD is hosting three two-part virtual public listening sessions to allow interested persons an opportunity […]

Pacific Housing Association Joins NAA as Hawaii Affiliate

The Pacific Housing Association (PHA), a volunteer-led non-profit 501(c)6, is the state’s first and only resource for both market-rate and affordable long-term rentals. PHA serves Hawaii’s rental housing providers, from small to large, to help protect and enhance the precious local rental industry. PHA, the Hawaii Affiliate for the National Apartment Association (NAA), is supported by the industry’s largest network […]

Energy-Efficiency Updates: Benchmarking, EPA Campaign for Utility Data, and 2024 48(e) Application Period Opens

Please see the HUD-MFH update to O/As below, covering the Multifamily Benchmarking Initiative, EPA’s Campaign to Unlock Whole-Building Energy Data, and the 2024 Application Portal for Low-Income Bonus Credit Program. Multifamily Benchmarking Initiative More than 700 properties have already signed up for HUD’s Multifamily Benchmarking Initiative, providing no-cost energy and water benchmarking services to eligible HUD-assisted properties. Funded with more than $40 million from […]

Register for NAHMA’s NELLSExecutive Course and Check an Item Off Your To-Do List

Register for the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s NAHMA Emerging Leaders Learning Series (NELLS) executive-level course and enjoy the unofficial start of summer with one less thing on your work plate. The original course—renamed NELLSExecutive—focuses on topics relevant to senior organizational managers and leaders and provides the opportunity to further your professional journey and meet career goals. The registration deadline is […]

New Nonprofit Launches to Strengthen Hawaii’s Rental Housing Landscape

Pacific Housing Association representing and supporting 17,500+ long-term rentals statewide HONOLULU – Pacific Housing Association (PHA) formed the state’s first and only organization dedicated to supporting market-rate and affordable long-term rental housing providers. Since its inception in January, the non-profit has swiftly amassed a membership exceeding 17,500 rental units. The importance of Pacific Housing Association’s mission is highlighted by the fact […]

HOTMA Final Rule for HCV and PBV Implementation Published

Please find a HUD press release below regarding the recently published HOTMA Final Rule: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes (see attached). A summary of this rule is below: SUMMARY: This final rule amends HUD’s regulations to implement changes to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) tenant-based program and the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program made by the Housing […]

Fair Housing Act Guidance on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Tenant Screening, Advertising, and other Services

Please read the HUD press release below. It discusses their attached Fair Housing Act Guidance on Applications of Artificial Intelligence, including “two guidance documents addressing the application of the Fair Housing Act to two areas in which the use of artificial intelligence poses particular concerns: the tenant screening process and its application to the advertising of housing opportunities.”  I have also attached the joint statement, signed […]

Register for June Stakeholder Virtual Listening Sessions on HUD’s FY25 PBCA Proposal

Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Julia Gordon invites interested parties to join virtual stakeholder listening sessions 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 […]

Feedback Requested on Draft Notice on Environmental Reporting Requirements for Certain Preservation Transactions; FFRMS Final Rule & Webinar Series; Energy Efficiency Standards Update

This email combines three recent HUD updates: HUD-MF update on Environmental Reporting Requirements for Certain Asset Management Preservation Transactions draft notice. I have attached both the draft notice and the Feedback Worksheet.  If members would like NAHMA to file comments, please complete the Feedback Worksheet and respond to this email by, COB June 3rd. Register Today: Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) Final […]

Feedback Requested on Draft Environmental Reporting Requirements for Certain Asset Management Preservation Transactions Notice

The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published a Environmental Reporting Requirements for Certain Asset Management Preservation Transactions draft notice to the multifamily housing policy drafting table for feedback. This notice summarizes and clarifies existing environmental reporting and review requirements for five common asset management preservation transactions: Section 8(bb) transfers; Transfers of rental assistance with HUD-held or -insured debt and/or Use Restrictions (as […]

NAHMA Working with Pearl Meyer for Compensation Survey

We are pleased to announce that the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is sponsoring the Pearl Meyer Annual 2024 Affordable Housing Compensation Survey Report. Survey submissions are due in July. The compensation report will be published in October. We encourage our members’ participation in the NAHMA-sponsored Pearl Meyer Annual 2024 Affordable Housing Compensation Survey Report. The 2023 Affordable Housing […]

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 […]