Legislative & Policy
Current Legislative Issues
Tomorrow: House Financial Services Committee to Hold Hearing Assessing Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock
Chairwoman Circulates Draft Bill to Authorize $70 Billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund
In a notice issued today, HUD announced new guidance on carbon monoxide detectors for HUD-assisted housing. The notice reminds owners of HUD-assisted properties to maintain functioning carbon monoxide detectors when required by local regulations and encourages owners operating in areas without any such regulation to consider providing detectors.
On April 17, the New York Times reported that HUD sent a proposed rule to Congress for a 15-day review period. The proposal would prevent undocumented immigrants from living in federally assisted housing. The notice is not yet publicly available.
Two new housing bills impacting PHAs were recently introduced. The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019 (H.R. 1856), introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Housing Financial Services Committee, would appropriate $13.27 billion in mandatory emergency relief funding over five years to several federal housing programs and initiatives.
HUD announced today on a briefing call and press release that a new proposed rule on Section 3 has been published. Tom Davis, director of HUD’s Office of Recapitalization, provided an overview of the proposed changes during the call.
Current Policy/Regulatory Issues