HUD proposes changes to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirements

Recently, HUD published a proposed rule to adjust its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirements under the Fair Housing Act. The proposed rule replaces current requirements from 2015, which were suspended in 2018 by HUD Secretary Carson. Please submit comments to NAHMA by February 14, 2020. According to the Federal Register notice, the rule proposes changes program participants’ reporting requirements […]

Reminder: Emergency Housing Assistance Program Capital Development Annual Reports are due January 31, 2020

Annual Reports are due January 31, 2020 The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has posted the Annual Report form for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program – Capital Development (EHAP-CD). Please use the most recent reporting form located on our Reporting and Compliance webpage. Scroll down to: Please note the following submittal requirements: The project’s completed and certified Annual […]

NAHMA Educational Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications Online

The NAHMA Educational Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded to worthy student residents in 2020. This year will be the 14th consecutive year that the foundation has made scholarships available. To access the application, visit https://nahma.communityforce.com. It can also be found on the NAHMA website at www.nahma.org by clicking on the Educational Foundation link under the About […]

Infill Infrastructure Grant Program: Revised Supplemental Application

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released a revised 2019 Infill Infrastructure Grant (IIG) Supplemental Application. What’s changed? A formula error that impacts only Large Jurisdiction QIAs was identified and corrected. On the ‘Large Jurisdiction QIA Scoring’ tab, the formula miscalculated the score for §310(d) Access to Transit – (cell AK64) Applicants may download a revised IIG Supplemental […]

NAHMA HUD Update: REAC implements NSPIRE Demonstration Resident Engagement Initiative; HUD announces Landlord Participation Webinar Series

Please find two updates from HUD regarding resident engagement in REAC and webinars on the HCV program. REAC Set to Implement New Resident Engagement Recommendations Throughout the development of NSPIRE, HUD has met with key resident stakeholders to discuss ways in which the department can improve collaboration and resident engagement in the inspection process. As a result of the recommendations […]

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD launches new “Building HOME” Online Training

To continue to provide you with professional development support, HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) is pleased to announce the launch (on January 13, 2020) of an interactive web-based training course, Building HOME<https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/building-home/. More information about the training course is available below. ________________________________ HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) is pleased to announce the launch of the new […]

Revised Application for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

Attention: Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Round 5 Applicants – Supplemental Application Has Been Revised The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released a revised Round 5 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Supplemental Application. What Changed? A formula error was identified and corrected in the Round 5 AHSC Supplemental Application: On the “AHD-HRI S&U Budget” tab, the formulas […]

NAHMA LIHTC Update: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rates for January 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Revenue Ruling 2020-01, which provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes, including applicable federal interest rates, adjusted applicable federal interest rates, and adjusted long-term and tax-exempt rates for January 2020. As provided in the ruling, Table 4 contains LIHTC Appropriate Percentages Under Section 42(b)(1) for January 2020: Appropriate percentage for the […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Stakeholder Notifications Posted to TRACS Web Page

Please find information from HUD regarding TRACS stakeholder notifications. For more information, please visit the TRACS webpage here. Affordable Housing Stakeholders, The following stakeholder notifications have been posted to TRACS web page: TRACS Notification of System Rollover TRACS Conference Agenda for January 2020 (12/10/2019) TRACS User Recertification Notification December 2019 (12/10/2019) TRACS Industry Working Group Update Ver2 [i.e., Logistics for Attending the Working Group Session] […]

NAHMAnalysis – Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020, Final Report on RAD Evaluation, and Rural Housing Preservation

NAHMA published a NAHMAnalysis about the recent fiscal year 2020 funding bill, as well as highlights from HUD’s evaluation of the RAD program and an overview of approaches to protecting and expanding the rural affordable housing portfolio. Affordable Housing and Community Development Programs: Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020 In late December, Congress completed the fiscal year 2020 (FY20) appropriations process, […]

HCD Web News – December 23, 2019

AFFORDABLE HOUSING Sun Gazette: Affordable housing projects may have to cut parks By Reggie Ellis [12-18-19] // Smee Homes says it cannot afford to add a park to a 400-home subdivision in Goshen and Tulare County says it can’t afford the cost to maintain it. WBUR: Durham Councilwoman Builds Affordable Housing Duplex on Her Own Property By Peter O’Dowd [12-20-19] […]

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD announces 2020 Annual Adjustment Factors

Yesterday, HUD announced fiscal year 2020 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) for adjustment of contract rents on the anniversary of those assistance contracts for months beginning after December 10, 2019. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes; the FY 2020 AAFs are the first to use the revised Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) area […]

CNA e-Tool Unavailable During System Update Friday, December 6, 8:00 p.m. EST-11:00 p.m. EST

Please note that the CNA e-Tool will be installing a maintenance update. The system will be unavailable on Friday, December 6 from 8 p.m. EST through 11 p.m. EST.

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Seeks Public Comments on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Development

Last week, HUD published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comments on “Federal, State, local, and Tribal laws, regulations, land use requirements, and administrative practices that artificially raise the costs of affordable housing development and contribute to shortages in America’s housing supply.”  The RFI asks the public to share knowledge and provide recommendations to HUD regarding regulations and practices […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

The Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2020 were published on November 22, 2019 in the Federal Register. These factors are used for adjusting or establishing Section 8 rents under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA), as amended, for projects assisted with Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments. The factors are effective February […]

[HUD-Nor-Cal] Management Fee Memo for 2019

Please find the Multifamily West 2019 Revised Management Fee Ranges Memo – effective October 25, 2019. This memo officially sunsets prior Multifamily West Revised Management Fee Range memos. The current version consolidates all of the West Region’s States management fee ranges into this one memo. If you have any questions regarding the memo, please direct your questions to your Account […]

COQ Awards Applications Due Thursday

This is your last chance to enter the 2019 National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Communities of Quality Awards competition; applications are due this Thursday. To enter the awards competition, a property must have achieved national recognition as a NAHMA Community of Quality (COQ) with a minimum score of 325 points on its National Recognition application. For certified COQ properties, the submission deadline […]

[HUD-Nor-Cal] Important Industry Announcement

Please click here for an important announcement from the Multifamily West Region.

NAHMA HUD Update: Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide Drafts – New link

On October 15, 2019, FHA posted for industry feedback the first revised draft chapters for an updated Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide as part of its ongoing work to deliver a fully updated guide in the future. The following drafts are now available for review and feedback until [closing date]: 2020 MAP Guide Draft – Chapter 1: Introduction 2020 MAP […]

Section 811 Capital Advance and Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Notices

The Department published two Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) to provide funding for capital advances and rental assistance contracts in support of subsidized housing for persons with disabilities. There is a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very low-income and extremely low-income persons with disabilities.  Funding is available for the two components of […]