Local Housing Trust Fund Program: Notice of Funding Availability – Revised Resolution Template

The California Department of Housing and Community Development has released a revised Resolution Template to accompany the Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) program Notice of Funding Availability(NOFA) for approximately $57 million, released on April 30, 2020. The template revisions are: An instruction added before Paragraph 4, “Provide a short summary on how you commit to use the Program Funds and Matching Funds. […]

HUD Provides Update on Allocation of Funding to PBRAs from the CARES Act

The Office of Multifamily Housing recently published an update on allocation of funding  from the CARES Act to Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance contracts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, including maintaining normal operations and other actions necessary during the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. The Update on Allocation of Funding from the CARES Act, provided by Tobias Halliday, […]

HUD Releases Updated PIH COVID-19 FAQs for Public Housing

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing recently published an update to their COVID-19 FAQs for Public Housing Agencies (previous update occurred on April 22, 2020).  A portion of the questions on the Eviction Moratorium instituted under Section 4024 of the CARES Act have been updated with new guidance.  This update includes questions on charging fees for unpaid utilities during […]

NAHMA USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development published a stakeholder announcement which provides an updated summary of immediate actions and assistance available to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  The stakeholder announcement includes: Forbearance Guidelines for the Multi-family Direct and Guaranteed portfolios: Special servicing actions for Section 514 and 515 loans to prevent default Section 515 Multi-Family properties deadlines […]

California Housing Department Awards $7.9 Million to Counties to Help Young Adults Find Safe, Stable Homes

The California Department of Housing and Community Development, in partnership with the California Department of Social Services, County Welfare Directors Association of California, and the California Department of Finance, awarded a total of $7.9 million to counties throughout the state from the Transitional Housing Program. Funded by the Budget Act of 2019, the Transitional Housing Program provides funding to county […]

Time to Start Prepping for NAHMA COQ Awards Applications

While in self-isolation why not fill some time by entering the NAHMA 2020 Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards competition? The submission deadline to NAHMA is Nov. 5. To enter the awards competition, a property must first apply for and achieve national recognition as a NAHMA Community of Quality with a minimum score of 325 points on its National COQ Recognition application. The deadline for […]

HUD Issues Guidance on Electronic Signatures, Transmission, and Storage May 26, 2020

Today the Office of Multifamily Housing published Housing Notice 2020-04 on HUDCLIPS, “Electronic Signature, Transmission, and Storage – Guidance for Multifamily Assisted Housing Industry Partners.”  The Notice provides guidance on acceptable procedures for use of electronic signatures and the transmission and storage of documents and files.  With the issuance of this Notice, HUD’s multifamily industry partners are permitted (but not […]

HUD Provides COVID19 Multifamily QandA Updated Guidance May 1, 2020

Today, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing released an updated COVID-19 Questions and Answers Guidance (last updated on May 1).  A significant portion of the questions on resident health,  broad band internet access, moratorium on evictions under the CARES Act, asset management and policy and operations have been updated with new guidance.  This includes updates to questions on rent comparability studies, […]

HUD Publishes CNA e-Tool Release 3.0 Operational Bulletin

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing published instructions for users regarding the deployment of CNA (Capital Needs Assessment) e-Tool Release 3.0 scheduled for August 24, 2020.  Please find the operational bulletin below: What is the purpose of this Bulletin?               HUD will deploy CNA e-Tool Release 3.0 on August 24, 2020. This bulletin provides instructions for users. What should users do? […]

HUD provides RAD Form Documents Available for Public Comment, COVID-19 FAQs, and Repositioning Wednesday Webinar Series May 21 2020

Please find an update from HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), via their RADBlast.  This update includes new and revised documents and forms that can be used in RAD conversions and Section 202 PRACs; updated FAQs for stakeholders related to managing RAD conversions during the current COVID-19 pandemic with further guidance for completing environmental reports; and the start of a “Wednesday […]

NAHMA Grassroots Alert: Ask Senators to Provide Additional Housing Relief from the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 (PLEASE READ)

Many Americans continue to suffer a loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, including current residents and property management staff. Congress is considering additional relief, including housing assistance to address the urgent need in our industry. We urge you to contact your Senators and request that adequate relief be provided, including fully funding all rental assistance and […]

HUD Issues Multifamily COVID-19 Guidance for Residents

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing published a COVID-19 resource brochure for residents and families living in multifamily properties.  The document addresses which steps residents can take in case of lost income during the COVID-19 national emergency, provides local contact information, and explains the eviction moratorium in the CARES Act.  This brochure does not apply to the Public Housing Program, the […]

Local Housing Trust Fund Program Notice of Funding Availability Q&A Webinar

Register to attend a live Q&A webinar. The California Department of Housing and Community Development released the Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $57 million. This funding provides Matching Grants to Local Housing Trust Funds established by cities and counties, Native American Tribes, and incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Application materials will be available May 19 […]

Information Bulletin 2020-06: California Building Standards – Use of Appendices and Informative Annexes

Information Bulletin 2002-06 provides guidance on the use of appendices and informative annexes to the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, California Building Standards Code. “Attachment A” in the bulletin, identifies only those appendices and informative annexes adopted by HCD for residential and accessory structures and includes their mandatory or voluntary application. Questions? Please call the State Housing Law Program at 800.952.8356

Emergency Solutions Grants: Amendments to Notices of Funding Availability and Competitive Application

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) just released amendments to the federal 2020 Emergency Solutions Grants program (ESG) Balance of State Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), 2020 ESG Continuum of Care NOFA, and the 2020 ESG Balance of State Competitive Application. The 2020 ESG program Balance of State and the Continuum of Care NOFAs were issued on February 28, 2020 for a total of […]

HUD Issues Several PIH Notices Providing COVID19 Waiver Summary Chart for PH and HCV Program, Addressing Tenant Concerns and Providing Administrative and Operational Guidance for PH and HCV Programs

Please find below, four recently published notices from HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing, titled PH HCV and Native Programs COVID-19 Waiver Summery Chart; Addressing Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent; CARES Act-HCV Program Administration Fees; andImplementation of Supplemental Guidance to the Federal FY2020 Operating Fund Appropriations. The PH-HCV and Native […]

Upcoming Webinars Around Healthy Housing and the Pandemic

Three webinars have been announced that OLHCHH is sponsoring with various internal and external partner presenters.  We are sharing with our networks, particularly property managers of multi-unit developments, public housing managers and maintenance staff. Below are the announcements (with registration links): Announcement on Multifamily Properties and COVID19 Webinar Announcement on Public Housing and COVID19 Webinar Conferencia Virtual Propiedades Multifamiliares y […]

Notice of 45-day Public Comment on Proposed Building Standards

Proposed building standards of amendments to the  2019 California Building Code, California Residential Code, and California Existing Building Code The California Department of Housing and Community Development is providing notice of code changes intended for the 2019 California Building Standards Code. The proposed building standards, upon approval from the California Building Standards Commission, will become permanent amendments to the 2019: California Building Code, […]

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program: View Applications Received and Self Scores

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) announce the list of applications received for the Round 5 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The Round 5 AHSC NOFA was released November 1, 2019, and applications were due February 11, 2020. HCD received a total of 52 applications requesting approximately $1.09 […]

HUD Posts Stakeholder Call Recording on Updated Guidance for COVID-19 (includes tenant income)

The Department has posted a recording of the Multifamily Housing stakeholder call held on Thursday, April 16th, which includes answers to many questions HUD has received about tenant income during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically with regards to unemployment payments and the stimulus tax credit.  HUD has recently updated the Multifamily Q&A for COVID-19 with an answer on page 9: Household […]