Notice of 30-day Public Comment Period: Citizen Participation Requirements for Federal Programs, Plans, and Reports

The State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has updated the Citizen Participation Requirements for Federal Programs, Plans, and Reports. This guide applies to both HCD and to jurisdictions who intend to apply for and administer federal funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and is also intended to guide citizen participation for all […]

NAHMA USDA Update: USDA Rural Development Office Issues CARES Act Forbearance Request and Eviction Guidance

Please find an update from USDA Rural Development’s Office of Multi-Family Housing.  This update includes guidance on Sections 4023 (Forbearance) and 4024 (Eviction) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and how it applies to the Multifamily Direct and Guaranteed portfolios. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. 116-136) was signed into law […]

RAD and COVID-19, RAD in the FY 2021 Budget, RAD/Section 8 Blends, and New Training Available

Please find an update from HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), via their RADBlast.  This update includes information on continuing conversions amid COVID-19, Proposed improvements and expansion included in HUD’s FY21 budget request, FAQs for RAD/Section 18 Blend, and new PHA trainings for Asset Repositioning. In this RADBlast: Continuing RAD Conversions Amid COVID-19 RAD Improvements and Expansion Proposed in the FY […]

HUD releases FY 2020 Income Limits

HUD released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 estimated Median Family Incomes (MFIs) and the FY 2020 Income Limits. MFIs are used as the basis for income limits in several HUD programs, including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs. HUD also […]

State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) today announced updated special tax relief for all California taxpayers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. FTB is postponing until July 15 the filing and payment deadlines for all individuals and business entities for: 2019 tax returns 2019 tax return payments 2020 1st and 2nd quarter estimate payments 2020 LLC taxes and fees 2020 Non-wage withholding […]

[HUD-Nor-Cal] Changes in San Francisco Multifamily Regional Office’s Procedures for Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the San Francisco Multifamily West Regional Office value the health and safety of their partners, clients and staff.  We are taking actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic and to help protect you and our team. San Francisco Multifamily West Regional staff will be working from an alternate site and will not […]

Compliance Workshops and COVID-19 Precautionary Monitoring Changes

This memorandum serves as guidance from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) to owners and property management agents of LIHTC properties in California on the following topics: Advanced Compliance Workshops – Anaheim, Burbank, San Diego Changes to Compliance Monitoring through April 30, 2020 Advanced Compliance Workshops – Anaheim, Burbank, and San Diego As a preventative measure in response to […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

To Section 8 Participants, Residents, Landlords, Partners and Family Members: We know you may be concerned about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact us here at the Alameda Housing Authority (AHA). Ensuring residents, including our disabled and senior residents, are living in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. At this time, […]

NAHMA HUD Update: REAC inspections, Updated Q&A for COVID-19, and Conference Call

Please find the update below from HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing.  These updates are also available on NAHMA’s website, under Coronavirus Information and Resources. Below please find a memo from our office and the Office of Public and Indian Housing, that addresses the suspension of REAC inspections and other programmatic information in light of COVID-19. We have also updated the […]

Transit Oriented Development Housing Program: Draft Guidelines

Transit-Oriented Development Housing Program Draft guidelines just released Now accepting public comment The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Housing Program draft guidelines. Help shape the guidelines Submit comments by email to:  Public comment period ends April 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Register to attend a TOD draft guidelines webinar! March 19, 2020 […]

California Department of Housing and Community Development Awards $427.9 Million to Help Counties Address Mental Illness and Homelessness

On the heels of Governor Newsom’s statewide homelessness tour, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announces awards totaling $427.9 million from the No Place Like Home program. No Place Like Home dedicates up to $2 billion in bond funds to build permanent housing with supportive services for Californians who live with severe mental illness and are experiencing […]

Multifamily Housing Program: Applications Received and Self-Scores are Now Available

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has posted the list of applications received and self-scores for the Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) Round 2 NOFA. The MHP Round 2 NOFA was released January 2, 2020 and applications were due by March 2, 2020. HCD received a total of 63 applications requesting approximately $708 million out of approximately $297 million […]

NAHMA HUD Update: White House Coronavirus Task Force Update

Please find below a letter of guidance and factsheet on the coronavirus from HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing.  Going forward, updates from government agencies will also be posted on the NAHMA’s website, under the Coronavirus Information and Resources webpage. March 3, 2020 Earlier this week, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson was added to the White House Coronavirus Task Force. All […]

Notice of Code Advisory Meeting: Proposed Building Standards

Notice of Code Advisory Committee meeting for proposed building standards to the 2019 California Building Code, Residential Code, and Existing Building Code  The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is providing notice of proposed changes intended for the 2019 California Building Standards Code. The building standards are proposed as amendments to the 2019 California Building Code (CBC), Part 2; California Residential Code […]

Attention MHP Applicants: Criteria May Increase Your Point Score

Attention: Multifamily Housing Program Applicants Criteria that may increase your point score As we shared on February 21, 2020, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) identified a calculation error in the Round 2 Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) Supplemental Application that may affect loan amounts on certain Round 2 applications. An additional calculation error in the Round 2 […]

Attention MHP Applicants: Application Submittal Portal and Instructions

Attn: Multifamily Housing Program Applicants Round 2 NOFA Application Submittal Portal and Instructions  The California Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce the application portal, Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST), is open and ready to accept Multifamily Housing Program applications. To assist with submitting your application, please view the FAAST Instruction Manual. The manual is also […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Updated Housing Notice Published on Delegated Processing for Certain Capital Advance Projects

Please find the update below from HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing on Notice H 20-2, Delegated Processing for Certain Capital Advance Projects.  Notice H 20-2 is attached and available on the NAHMA website here. Dear Multifamily Stakeholders: Today, we published a Housing Notice for Delegated Processing for Certain Capital Advance Projects. This notice aligns with HUD’s most recent Section 202 […]

NAHMA HUD Update: 2020 Median Gross Rents by Zip Code are Now Available on the Section 8 Renewal Policy Website

HUD shared the update below on 2020 Median Gross Rents by Zip Code. Please note there are links embedded in this HUD update, however you can also find the same information here: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/mfh/mfhsec8. 2020 Median Gross Rents by Zip Code are Now Available on the Section 8 Renewal Policy Site on HUD.GOV. Median Gross Rents are used to determine when […]

IRS publishes guidance on LIHTC Average Income Test

Last week, the IRS issued guidance to clarify the process for properly computing income limits applicable to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program using the new average income test. The revenue ruling addresses the additional income limits available within this new minimum set-aside option. The Revenue Ruling 2020-04 is available online here.

Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program: Notice of Funding Availability Amendment

Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program Round 5 Notice of Funding Availability Amendment The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) are announcing the release of the Amended Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Round 5. The VHHP Round 5 NOFA was released on November 8, 2019 for approximately $75 million. The amendment: […]