Legislative Updates

AHMA-PSW’s Affordable Housing News 11/08/18

  • The California Department of Housing and Community Development and the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) are pleased to announce the Round 4 Notice of Funding Availability of approximately $395 million for the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. The Round 4 AHSC Final Guidelines were approved at SGC’s Council Meeting on Monday, October 29, and are available on the AHSC webpage.
  • Register to attend an AHSC Application Workshop! Don’t forget to register for the upcoming AHSC Application workshops! Program staff will be holding the workshops in six cities across the state in early-mid November, and applicants will have the opportunity to meet with staff about their potential projects. NOFA applications are due February 11, 2019.
  • HUD Multifamily West Region, San Francisco Asset Management Division held an Industry Meet & Greet on October 18th. Attached are the Power Point and Q & A from the meeting.
  • Important EIV System Information Computer Matching with HHS/NDNH Delay! Due to technical challenges, there will be a delay in the regularly scheduled computer matching with Health and Human Services (HHS)/National Data of New Hires (NDNH). As a result, Income Reports containing new hires, federal/non-federal wages, and unemployment data will not be updated in the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system used by owners of Multifamily properties during November and December 2018. However, Social Security related income and EIV Verification Reports data will not be affected. Effective November 5, 2018, Owners/Agents (OA) must refer to Chapter 5-13 of HUD Handbook 4350.3 for the hierarchy of acceptable forms of verification for the affected income data. For compliance monitoring purposes, copies of EIV reports containing outdated data must be retained in accordance with Chapter 9-14 of HUD Handbook 4350.3. A copy of this RHIIP Listserv message should accompany the retained reports for explanatory purposes. We apologize for this inconvenience and will advise when the issue has been corrected.
  • Multifamily housing owners and management agents are invited to register for the free “Stop Pests” webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. Click here to register. Three doctors from the Arizona Pest Management Center, University of Arizona – Dawn H. Gouge, Ph.D.; Shujuan (Lucy) Li, Ph.D.; and Shakunthala (Shaku) Nair, Ph.D. – describe efforts to implement an integrated pest management program in HUD subsidized multiunit properties that house low-income, older adults and persons with disabilities. Results over 2.8 years, across 5 buildings, showed significant reduction of German cockroaches and bed bugs. Averaging reductions across all sites, there was an 87% reduction in units with German cockroaches and an 93% reduction in units with bed bugs. Learn how the team accomplished this with available pest management tools, regular inspections and monitoring and adopting strategies appropriate for residents and staff. These tools can be applied to your housing site to achieve similar success. Managing pests is not out of reach in elderly and disabled housing. Pest management and housing professionals can tune in to find out how to duplicate this successful approach in their own buildings and developments. Visit https://stoppests.org/go/IPMsolution or contact stoppests@cornell.edu for more information.