Tag Archives: housing

Sneak Preview: GAO Urges RHS To Monitor Assistance Allocations

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service (RHS) last year developed a new method to better estimate federal rental assistance to multifamily housing properties…

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Sneak Preview: Audit Uncovers Housing Concerns in Virgin Islands

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Virgin Islands Housing Authority is taking steps to train and certify its internal inspectors about Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) housing quality standards…

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Sneak Preview: HUD Guidance Details Public Housing Agency Use of Arrest Records

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook). The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners of Section 8 HUD-assisted multifamily properties concerning the…

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HUD Smoke-Free Proposal, Although Healthy, May Get Some Pushback

There are certain ideas that on the outset seem like a good, healthy proposals. However, in reality, such ideas may not prove so easy to accomplish.

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Sandy Victims in N.J. Still Looking To Receive Housing Assistance Funds

It’s heartbreaking to watch the scenes coming out of the Philippines as victims of Typhoon Haiyan try to survive the utter devastation surrounding them. After a natural disaster of this magnitude, poorer regions of the world may face too many…

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Sneak Preview: OIG Urges HUD To Increase Reliability of SEMAP

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General urged HUD to improve its internal controls over the Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) by…

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Sneak Preview: HUD Awards $30 Million to Brownfields Projects

(This post originally appeared in the Feb. 13 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced awards totaling $30.5 million that were made through three competitions of its Brownfields Economic Development Initiative program.

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Sneak Preview: HUD Awards Millions in Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

(This post is excerpted from an article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can find the rest of the story in the Jan. 23 issue.) Earlier this month, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced 13 awards…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: HUD Revamps Homelessness Programs

(This post is excerpted from an upcoming article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can find the rest of the story in the Dec. 19 issue.) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued a number of notices…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Affordable Housing Organizations, Others Press Senate for Voucher Reform

(This post is excerpted from a story in the Oct. 10 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) A coalition of housing advocacy groups and other stakeholders recently sent a letter to the Senate urging them to take “swift action to strengthen…

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