Legislative Updates

AHMA-PSW’s Affordable Housing News 11/15/18

  • The Arizona Department of Housing is providing notice that an LIHTC property is seeking a Qualified Contract for acquisition from any buyer(s) who will continue to operate the property as affordable through the extended use period in accordance with the Land Use Restriction Agreement and Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please download the Information Bulletin for additional information.
  • Housing serves as a critical base for providing HIV care and services, and we believe it is important for housing providers to ensure that the people living with HIV (PLWH) served in your programs have consistent access to adequate HIV medical care. In October 2018, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau released a letter outlining recommendations for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients and sub-recipients for incorporating messages on the impact of viral suppression on HIV transmission in service delivery settings. The letter highlights that several large studies have demonstrated that PLWH who achieve consistent viral suppression do not sexually transmit HIV. In addition, the letter emphasizes the importance of linking PLWH to care, retaining them in care, and helping them to adhere to HIV medication in order to reduce HIV transmission. The information and recommendations outlined in the letter can be of use to all organizations providing services to persons living with HIV and their families.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Challenges and Strategies for Serving Unstably Housed Veterans in Rural Areas: Evidence from the SSVF Program. Based on interviews with Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grantees, this brief describes three broad categories of challenges to serving veterans in rural areas: identifying unstably housed veterans; providing services given the resources available in the rural context; and leveraging effective collaboration to serve veterans in those areas. The authors subsequently propose strategies and resources needed to overcome these challenges.
  • Are you interested in preserving your Section 202 Direct Loan properties? HUD is pleased to announce the Preservation of Pre-1974 Section 202 Direct Loan Properties webinar. This 90-minute webinar provides a detailed review of preservation options for pre-1974 Section 202 Direct Loan properties. The webinar includes guidance on recent HUD notices related to prepayment and refinance of Section 202 Direct Loans (Notice H 2013-17), and strategies to obtain and utilize tenant protection vouchers and Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts (SPRACs) (Notices H 2018-01 and H 2018-02). Following the overview of these preservation options, participants will be able to participate in a Q&A session with the presenters. This webinar has the following objectives: Participants gain a better understanding of available options to preserve their pre-1974 Section 202 Direct Loan properties and affordability of their rental units; Participants gain clarity on the preservation steps and requirements of the notices. This training is intended for pre-1974 Section 202 Direct Loan property owners, public housing agencies, and other stakeholders interested in learning strategies to preserve the affordability of these properties. You must have a HUD Exchange account to register. Follow these instructions for registering.  
  • CTAC will be holding a Placed in Service Submission Workshop December 5, 2018 at the Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium, 300 S Spring St, Los Angeles. Go to https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/ctcac/inservice/STOhome.asp for more info.