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Jun 12, 2024 - Pre-publication notice from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcing three, two-part virtual public listening sessions to allow interested persons an opportunity to learn about and provide comments on the May 29, 2024, proposed rule titled "HOME Investment Partnerships Program: Program Updates and Streamlining." The first part of each virtual public listening session (Part 1) will address the topics of community housing development organizations, maximum subsidy amounts, green building incentives, homebuyer housing, and community land trusts. The second part of each virtual public listening session (Part 2) will address the topics of rental housing, tenant-based rental assistance, and tenant protections. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 10, 2024 - The USDA Rural Housing Service is accepting applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) for fiscal year 2024. RCDI provides funding for private, nonprofit, and public intermediary organizations to support housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas. Applications that will assist rural communities reduce climate pollution and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support, ensure rural residents have equitable access to Rural Development programs and benefits from Rural Development funded projects, and assist rural communities recover economically through more and better market opportunities and through improved infrastructure are encouraged. Electronic applications are due by July 10, 2024, and paper applications must be received by July 15, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 10, 2024 - Discusses the impact of affordable housing shortages on rural economies and workforce recruitment. Highlights a non-profit program in rural Missouri aiming to increase housing options in part by selling homes to schools and hospitals as an incentive to recruit workforce.
Source: The Beacon
May 29, 2024 - Notice of proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposing revisions to the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME program) regulations to update, simplify, or streamline requirements; better align the program with other federal housing programs; and implement recent amendments to the HOME statute. This rule also includes minor revisions to the regulations for the Community Development Block Grant and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs consistent with the implementation of proposed changes to the HOME program. Comments are due by July 29, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
May 14, 2024 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service (RHS) is accepting applications under the Puerto Rico Rural Partners Network (RPN) Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program to provide authorized activities in Puerto Rico areas affected by a disaster declared by the President or the Secretary of Agriculture. RCDI provides funding for nonprofit housing and community development intermediary organizations to support housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas. Electronic applications are due by June 28, 2024, and paper applications must be received by July 3, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
May 9, 2024 - Notice from the Rural Housing Service (RHS) correcting the April 19, 2024, notice that announced the acceptance of pre-applications for Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off-FLH) loans and Section 516 Off-FLH grants. Specifically, this notice corrects errors to the commitment letter requirements.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 19, 2024 - The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is accepting pre-applications for Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off-FLH) loans and Section 516 Off-FLH grants for the construction of new off-farm FLH units for domestic farm laborers, retired domestic farm laborers, or disabled domestic farm laborers. This program aims to increase the supply of affordable housing for farm laborers. Pre-applications will be accepted until July 3, 2024.
Source: Federal Register