HUD Publishes Report on Impediments to Sustainable Native American Construction
HUD recently launched its Sustainable Construction in Indian Country initiative, which is charged with exploring impediments to sustainable construction practices in Native communities, and suggesting solutions to these impediments. As part of this effort, HUD recently held a meeting in conjunction with 2011 Greener Homes Summit, where governmental, nongovernmental, and tribal focus groups offered observations regarding impediments to sustainable construction in Native communities. Four impediments were identified.
- Building codes
- Capacity building
To view the draft report, click here.
HUD Revises Certain Guidance for Section 202 and 811 Programs
HUD recently released Housing Notice 2014-10 to make updates to certain procedures published in Notice 2011-18 “Processing Guidance for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly and Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Programs.” These updates are related to underwriting and construction administration guidance.