Legislative Updates

AHMA-PSW’s Affordable Housing News 10/18/18


  • The Arizona Department of Housing has posted a draft of Form 18 associated with the draft 2019 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) on its website. Form 18 calculates the average income of the Low Income Units in the Project described in the Application for Low Income Housing Tax Credit associated with the scoring category found at QAP Section 2.7(G) Targeting Low Income Levels. Please download the Information Bulletin for additional information.
  • The Social Security Administration has announced the 2019 COLAs. Social Security and SSI recipients will receive a 2.8% COLA effective January 1, 2019. Please check your company policies to determine application of the COLA for January and February recertifications. No change to Medicare Premiums has been announced.
  • HUD Public Affairs has announced the launch of their newly redesigned website, HUD.gov. They have redesigned it with their users in mind – streamlining menus, simplifying navigation, and providing a more visually engaging experience overall to better convey the work HUD does and its impact on those they serve.
  • The California Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $400 million in Round 1 Competitive Allocation funds for the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program. The NPLH program provides deferred payment loans to counties or their Development Sponsors for the development of permanent supportive housing for people living with serious mental illness who are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or are at-risk of chronic homelessness.  The NPLH NOFA and application materials are posted to the NPLH program webpageApplications for Round 1 Competitive Allocation funds are due to HCD, no later than, 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2019.
  • WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the launch of ‘Humans of HUD’ – a photoblog dedicated to documenting the journeys of people who are impacted by the Department’s programs and services. The inspiring collection of photos and stories are part of an ongoing, intimate conversation with everyday Americans who are working to overcome homelessness, drug addiction, natural disasters, among other challenges. “Humans of HUD exhibits the best part of our agency – the people we serve through our programs, grants and initiatives,” said Secretary Carson. “This is storytelling at its core. People have really opened up to us in a way that brings new meaning and purpose to our work at HUD.”