Federal Notices and Guidance

HUD Public Housing

HUD PIH Notice 2020-08, CARES Act – HCV Program Administrative Fees – Notice of CARES Act Funding for the Voucher Program (April 28, 2020) 

HUD PIH Notice 2020-07, Implementation of Supplemental Guidance to the Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Fund Appropriations – Notice of CARES Act funding for Public Housing (April 28, 2020) 

HUD, COVID-19 FAQs for Public Housing Agencies This update includes new guidance on the eviction moratorium, repayment plans, and other topics. Notably, HUD has a new question and response making clear that tenants living in LIHTC properties are protected by the CARES Act (see EM15). (updated May 29,2020)

HUD, Eviction Moratorium, FAQs for Public Housing Agencies (updated April 21, 2020)

HUD PIH Notice 2020-05, COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs, Suspension of Public Housing Assessment System and Section Eight Management Assessment Program (April 10,2020)
HUD, Addressing Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent – PIH Tenant Flyer  Other Languages:  Translated Versions of Tenant Flyer

HUD Multifamily Housing

HUD, Notice H 2020-07 and Owner/Manager Brochure  For properties with a new, amended or extended forbearance agreement, HUD extends the protections of Section 4023 of the CARES Act. (Jul. 1, 2020)

HUD, Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders (updated July 31, 2020)

HUD, Addressing Tenant Concerns During the COVID-19 National Emergency – Multifamily Tenant Flyer (updated May 2020)  Other Languages:  Translated Versions of Tenant Flyer

HUD Rural Development

RD Announces No Voucher Termination for Non-payment of Rent  In response to a National Housing Law Project request, Rural Development (RD) announced on July 23, 2020, that RD voucher holders who are terminated for non-payment of rent during the pandemic will not also have their vouchers terminated. Instead of a voucher termination notice, RD will send them a standard move package that will allow them to relocate to other housing and continue to receive the voucher subsidy. (posted July 27, 2020)

RD Announces Post-CARES Act Tenant Protections  Rural Development (RD) issued an email to its multifamily partners on July 20 informing them about three new or updated questions and answers on the impact of the CARES Act’s resident protections that expired on July 25. The release applies to all RD rental housing including the Section 515 and 538 rental programs, the Section 514 and 516 farm labor programs, and the RD Voucher program. Unfortunately, the protections extended to RD residents under this email are substantially weaker than the protections extended to residents of HUD multifamily housing. (posted July 27, 2020)

USDA Rural Development has multi-family rental housing initial actions in response to COVID-19.  Rural Development continues to publish immediate action memos.  Rural Development also has a COVID 19 Federal Rural Resource Guide.