THE WEEK IN HOUSING
RECENT NEWS & UPDATES FROM MINNESOTA NAHRO
This week our member update provides a recap of recent HUD happneings plus the anticipated launch of Rent Help MN in the coming weeks. Don’t forget to join us in May at our virtual May Conference which will cover these issues and many more.
HUD Happenings – ICYMI
To help our members keep up to date on the latest HUD notices and announcements, here is a list of recent key postings. Use the links provided to read more about each topic.
HOME ARP Allocations Announced
Minnesota Housing & other HOME primary jurisdictions recevied news of their HOME allocation under the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Join us at our Spring Conference to learn how on how these funds can be used to address homelessness.
HUD expands CARES Act Admin Fees to include vaccination related costs. Our session with an HR pro at our Spring Conference will help you consider the many employment issues to address regarding vaccinations plus much more.
HUD Sees Large Increase Proposed for FY22
This week President Biden unveiled topline details of his upcoming FY 2022 budget proposal, calling for a 15 percent increase to HUD funding and a broad expansion of vouchers. If enacted, it would be the single largest expansion of the voucher program ever. Learn the latest at our Spring Conference plenary session with Georgi Banna.
Help Your Tenants & Landlords Get Ready for RentHelpMN
Eligible Minnesota renters can receive help with rent and utility bills dated on or after March 13, 2020. Eligible households includes those who receive federal assistance but have failed to pay their portion of rent. Use this link to access the “Get Ready” checklists provided by Minnesota Housing. Please let your tenants and landlords know about these resources and that the program will be launching “soon.”
BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD! Minnesota NAHRO Spring Conference – May 19 & 20 Online
Join us for two days in May to get the latest from state and national experts. Our virtual conference will highlight the many issues facing housing authorities as we transition back to the new normal. Our line up of experts include:
- Georgi Banna of NAHRO with a HUD update on waivers & vouchers
- Mary Dobbins with an update on the State Eviction Moratorium
- Joyce Hottinger from the League of Cities with an update on COVID related personnel issues