COVID-19 News

In response to the mounting Coronavirus public health crisis, NH&RA launched a dedicated section of our website to keep stakeholders apprised of the evolving guidance. The webpage lists all news stories with the COVID-19 tag in the order in which they were added and stories can be filtered by state.

NH&RA is pleased announce a new created online discussion forum dedicated to helping our members navigate the COVID-19 crisis.  Members can post questions, share strategies and/or resources relevant to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus pandemic and how it impacts multifamily and affordable housing.

House Committee Passes Changes to ERAP

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee reported a marked-up Expediting Assistance to Renters and Landlords Act of 2021 (H.R. 5196) to the House, which, if enacted, would make significant changes to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

Joint Letter to Chairwoman Waters on Amending Emergency Rental Assistance Authorizing Statute

The National Council of State Housing Agencies, along with other major national organizations representing Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) grantees sent a letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) providing recommendations on amending the ERA program to eliminate statutory barriers in administration and expedite the provision of assistance to eligible households.

New York State Modifies, Extends Eviction Moratorium through Jan. 15, 2022

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) convened a special session of the New York state legislature, which then voted to extend the eviction moratorium until Jan. 15, 2022 and implement certain changes to the moratorium to address two recent Supreme Court decisions that blocked portions of the State’s moratorium and the larger Federal moratorium. 

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