Legislative Updates

AHMA-PSW’s Affordable Housing News 11/01/18

  • Arizona Department of Housing has posted a third draft of the 2019 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) on its website. Both a Clean Version and Redline Version have been made available. ADOH will continue to accept written comments on the third draft of the 2019 QAP until Friday, November 2, 2018. Please download the Information Bulletin for additional information.
  • Today, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing shared the following policy updates on Physical Conditions Standards and Inspection Requirements (H 2018-08), Wholesale REAC re-examination, and FHA Principal Risk Criteria Revision (H 2018-09). Please note that I have attached the REAC update and the physical inspection notice. Servicing of Projects That Do Not Meet HUD’s Physical Condition Standards and Inspection Requirements (PCS&IR) or Fail to Certify That Exigent Health and Safety (EH&S) Deficiencies Have Been Resolved as Required. This Notice provides guidance to Office of Multifamily Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight staff for implementing certain sections of the 2017 and 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act that apply to projects subject to HUD’s Physical Conditions Standards and Inspection Requirements under two conditions related to physical inspections: the property scores below 60, or a project owner fails timely and proper certification in writing about Exigent Health and Safety deficiencies identified. Click here to read the Notice. REAC Reexamination – As part of HUD’s continuing effort to support “decent, safe and sanitary housing,” Secretary Carson is leading a wholesale re-examination of how the Department conducts inspections to ensure private owners are meeting this standardClick here to read more. Revised Concentration of Principal Risk Criteria. This Notice updates past guidance related to identifying and mitigating risks posed to the FHA Insurance fund associated with increasing levels of insured loan balances of entities and their identified key principals that intend to submit applications for concentrated risk review. Click here to read the Notice.
  • To better serve you, HCD has turned the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) webpage into a one-stop shop. Now, you’ll find everything you need in one place, including: Current notice of funding availability (NOFA), Previous NOFAs, Lists of awards, Management Memos, Grants and Funding Program Forms, Training and Technical Assistance and more.
  • The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released amendments for the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program Noncompetitive and Competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). On October 18, 2018, HUD released its 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Part 2, which adjusted downward the 2017 homeless unsheltered and sheltered Point-in-Time count for the Los Angeles City and County Continuum of Care. NPLH and NOFA amendments reflect changes in amounts available to counties as a result of this adjustment, as well as movement of one county from the Medium County Competitive Allocation to the Large County Competitive Allocation due to an increase in their population. The application deadline for the Round 1 Competitive Allocation funds has also been extended 15 days. The new application deadline is: January 30, 2019. The NPLH program works with counties/sponsors for the development of Permanent Supportive Housing for people with a serious mental illness who are homeless, chronically homeless or at-risk of chronic homelessness. For more information, please visit HCD’s NPLH webpageQuestions? Please email: NPLH@hcd.ca.gov.
  • Cal HCD turned the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) webpage into a one-stop shop. Now, you’ll find everything you need in one place, including: Current notice of funding availability (NOFA) — when available; Previous NOFAs; Lists of awards; Management Memos; Grants and Funding Program Forms; Training and Technical Assistance And more. Coming soon: New and improved one-stop shop for “asset management and compliance” forms.