Today, HUD released a notice entitled “Revised Policies and Procedures for the Mainstream Voucher Program.” The notice includes new guidance on several aspects of Mainstream management, particularly admissions preference and waitlist administration.
Special Purpose Vouchers
On January 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the House Committees on Financial Services and Veterans Affairs will each hold hearings on critical housing assistance issues.
From The Columbian:
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced $2.3 million in statewide funding to house veterans through the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program, better known as VASH, on Tuesday.
The program combines rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ case management and clinical services. Vancouver Housing Authority was awarded $385,740 for the program, which started in 2008.
From The News Tribune:
Two local entities have partnered to help seniors and disabled residents in Tacoma gain affordable housing.
On Wednesday, Tacoma Housing Authority and Cascade Park Communities announced a partnership to help make available 145 affordable assisted-living units.
From WFXR News:
Federal funding to help homeless veterans find affordable and stable housing in our area is included in the congressional bipartisan budget deal.
The dollars will fund a partnership program between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
From the Associated Press:
Boston has been awarded $1.8 million in federal funding to provide homes for residents with disabilities and homeless people.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the funding for the Boston Housing Authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Saturday. It will pay for 139 housing vouchers for residents with disabilities, homeless families and the chronically homeless.
From 89.7 WKSU:
The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority says more than 20,000 families are waiting for housing assistance. A federal grant will allow it to help some of those most in need.
The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is calling the project the Mainstream Voucher Program.
From Affordable Housing Finance:
The development of two affordable apartment communities in Tacoma, Wash., took a big step forward after securing critical financing.
Boston Capital announced it is investing $26.3 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity in the construction of 1800 Hillside Terrace, recently renamed The Rise at 19th, a 64-unit development serving families experiencing homelessness, and Arlington Drive Youth Place, a 58-unit development for primarily homeless youth.
From the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino's newsletter:
The grand opening for the Loma Linda Veterans Village was held earlier this month. Partners and residents came together to celebrate the opening of 87-units of affordable housing for low-income veterans and their families.