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R&C Housing Notices

256th Edition: 9/30/2019-10/4/2019

News of Note

CLPHA, RAD Collaborative, R&C Comment on RAD Notice Rev-4

On October 4, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA), the RAD Collaborative and R&C submitted joint comments regarding RAD Notice Revision-4, providing clarifying observations and offering practical suggestions with a focus on streamlining RAD for the benefit of PHAs, practitioners and residents. We appreciate HUD's efforts to provide additional flexibility and expand RAD to include Section 202 PRACs, which will enable the repositioning of additional affordable properties for the long-term.
HUD Awards Record $319 Million in Lead Based Paint Reduction Grants
On September 30, HUD awarded $314 million in grants to 77 state and local government agencies under the 2019 Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes Production Grant Program to be used to reduce and abate lead-based paint hazards in homes of low-income families with children. HUD also awarded more than $5 million in grants to six tribunal communities for healthy homes initiatives.

HUD Issues Submission Schedule for Mixed-Finance Transactions
December 31, 2019 is the final date to close mixed-finance projects per HUD's memo to PHA Executive Directors. All proposals must be submitted by November 8, 2019 and final, unexecuted evidentiary materials by November 15, 2019.

HUD Transmits CDBG Partnership Report to Congress
On October 2, HUD submitted its report on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Partnership Challenges and Opportunities at the Local, State, and Federal Level to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The report highlights opportunities and challenges of partnering with for profit and nonprofit organizations under the CDBG program.

Upcoming Events

R&C Attorneys to Present at HDLI's 2019 Fall Legal Conference
October 11, 2019

R&C Of Counsel Tom Pennington and Associate Emma Elliott will present "All About ADA Compliant Websites," and Ms. Elliott, along with Associate Iyen Acosta, will present "Front Burner Fair Housing Topics" at HDLI's 2019 Fall Legal Conference on October 11 in San Antonio, TX.

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R&C Attorneys to Present at ABA Forum Fall Boot Camp
October 17-18, 2019

R&C Associate Cody Bannon will speak on the "RAD Updates, RAD-for-PRAC and HUD Preservation Tools" panel, and Associate Meghan Levine will speak on the "Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program Basics and Closing a RAD Deal" panel, at the ABA Forum Fall Boot Camp on October 17-18 at the Kimpton Hotel Born in Denver, CO.

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Anne Schroth to Moderate Panel at Baltimore Affordable Housing Summit
October 24, 2019

R&C Member Anne Schroth will moderate the "Financing Low-Income Projects" panel at the Baltimore Affordable Housing Summit on October 24 in Baltimore, MD.

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Iyen Acosta to Present at NAHMA's 2019 Fall Conference
October 28, 2019

R&C Associate Iyen Acosta will speak on Fair Housing matters with a focus on unintentional discrimination at NAHMA's Top Issues in Affordable Housing Conference on October 28 in Washington, DC.

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Joseph Prochaska to Present at NCBJ's Annual Conference
November 2, 2019

R&C Of Counsel Joseph Prochaska will present "Avoiding Potential Ethical Traps in Unbundling, Factoring, and Other Fee Arrangements in Consumer Cases" at NCBJ's 93rd Annual Conference on November 2 in Washington, DC.

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Housing Notices

FHA Mortgage Insurance Incentives for Opportunity Zone Properties
September 27, 2019

Notice H 2019-10

HUD introduced FHA mortgage insurance incentives for property owners applying for loans to invest in qualifying Opportunity Zone properties. Incentives include priority underwriting and reduced application fees and take effect immediately for all new applications.

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Federal Register Notices

Notice: Rural Housing and Utilities Services: 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Actions
October 3, 2019

84 FR 52869

USDA's Rural Housing Service (RHS) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published a notice providing rural area population changes for multiple guaranteed loan programs (GLP), establishing program priorities and FY 2020 fee levels for the Community Facilities GLP. RHS and RUS will not act on applications until December 2, 2019.

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30 Day Notice: Customer Satisfaction Surveys
September 30, 2019

84 FR 51613

HUD seeks OMB approval to extend its customer satisfaction survey program.

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