Government Updates


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Federal & Regional Updates

Application Deadline July 27 | CDFI Fund Opens FY 2020 Capital Magnet Fund Funding Round

Applications Due July 8 | HUD Releases Notice of Funding Availability for its Fiscal Year 2020 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program

HUD Establishes CPD FY20 Income Limits

HUD Seeks Comments on RAD Choice Mobility and Long-Term Affordability Evaluation

VA Extends Eviction Moratorium Through August 31

House Democrats Release Infrastructure Plan, Would Invest $100 Billion in Affordable Housing

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) Invites Submissions for Articles to be Featured in its Cityscape Journal

House Financial Services Subcommittee Hold Hearing on Renters, Eviction, and COVID-19

HUD CPD Issues Second Round of Waivers for ESG, CoC, and HOPWA

HUD FHEO Provides Fact Sheet for Property Owners and Managers on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment

HUD PIH Releases Flyer for Residents Explaining the CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

HUD Posts HOME Coronavirus Waiver Webinar Slides and Recording

IRS Issues Revenue Procedure, Notice Providing Guidance for Private Activity Bonds During COVID-19

FHFA Announces Tools to Help Renters Find Out if They are Protected from Eviction

HUD Asset Management Guidance on Annual and Interim Recertifications

IRS Provides Short-Term Extensions to Certain Housing Credit and Housing Bond Deadlines Due to COVID-19

HUD Issues Memo on Suspensions and Waivers to Facilitate Use of HOME-Assisted Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) for Emergency and Short-term Assistance in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

HUD Issues CARES Act Waivers for Public and Indian Housing programs, Including Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs)

UPDATED | HUD Releases COVID-19 Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders

UPDATED | HUD Issues COVID-19 FAQs for Housing Authorities

HUD Releases Guidance on Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers

Real Estate Assessment Center Suspends REAC Inspections

SUBMISSIONS DUE JULY 1 | HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research Invites Submissions for Symposium on the Hispanic Housing Experience

HUD Issues New CARES Act Mortgage Payment Relief for FHA Single Family Homeowners


District of Columbia

DC | DC Council Passes Bill Requiring Payment Plans for DC Renters



MD | The Housing Authority of Prince George’s County Soliciting Proposals from Qualified Third Party Independent Licensed Architect

MD | 2020 Maryland Qualified Allocation Plan and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide – Effective Date

MD | Montgomery County Accepting Applications for Its Business Microenterprise Stabilization Program

MD | Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Monitoring Update – End of Year Reporting – Data Submission due on July 31, 2020

MD | State of Maryland Designates Four New Sustainable Communities

MD | SmartBuy Program Helps Homebuyers with Student Debt



VA | City of Alexandria Continuing to Accept Applications for COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program

VA | Assistance for Virginia Housing Loan Customers Impacted by COVID-19

VA | Acquire, Renovate, Sell: New Program Gives First-time Homebuyers More and Better Options