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: […]

Notice of Code Advisory Meeting: Proposed Building Standards – Housing Accessibility

Notice of Code Advisory Committee Meeting for  Proposed Building Standards to the  2019 California Building Code, Chapter 11A,  Housing Accessibility 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, Chapter 11A, […]

HUD Issues Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations for Assistance Animals

HUD published new guidance relating to reasonable accommodations for assistance animals under the Fair Housing Act. The notice, titled “Assessing a Person’s Request to Have an Animal as a Reasonable Accommodation under the Fair Housing Act,” explains obligations of housing providers with respect to animals that individuals with disabilities may request as reasonable accommodations, including service and support animals. This […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Reminder on New Lead Safe Housing Rule Trainings and Available Resources

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is pleased to announce the launch of training and resource web pages to help users review federal lead regulations and the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) Amendment for pre-1978 housing. The goal of these pages is to support Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), grantees, and owners respond to cases of elevated blood […]

NAHMA Honors the Top Communities of Quality

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) announces three communities were selected as four 2019 winners of its annual Communities of Quality® (COQ) Awards program. Since 1992, these awards have honored the best multifamily affordable housing communities across the country. Entrants are judged on how they manage the physical, financial and social conditions of their properties, and on how well […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Deadline Extended – HUD Seeks Input On Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

Recently, we reached out to you for input regarding regulatory barriers to affordable housing development. HUD has extended their original deadline for comment; please submit any comments or ideas to NAHMA by Thursday, January 30th. More info is available below. HUD Seeks Input On Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Comment period open, deadline extended to January 31 AMERICA’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING […]

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, […]