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.

Help Get the Word Out about the Child Tax Credit

The American Rescue Plan Act increased the amount of and number of people eligible for the Child Tax Credit. Low-income families with children are eligible for this tax relief – including those who have not made enough money to be required to file taxes.

HUD Updates Multifamily Guidance

HUD updated its Multifamily Q&A for COVID-19 on July 29. The updated questions and answers pertain to which payments are to be included in tenant income calculations for HUD-assisted Multifamily housing and the Child Tax Credit.

SCOTUS Stays CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) issued a temporary stay on a lower court ruling seeking to overturn the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The eviction moratorium will remain in place through July 31, 2021.  

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through July

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its eviction moratorium through July 31 for one final time. The one-month extension is designed to allow state and local governments more time to distribute emergency rental assistance (ERA) payments. The White House will hold a summit on housing affordability and evictions at 1 p.m. ET on June 30 and is increasing coordination with local officials and legal aid organizations to minimize evictions after July 31.

Eviction Moratorium Remains in Place after Court Stays Decision

On May 14, the U.S. District of Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion from the defendants to stay the court’s decision to vacate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium in Alabama Association of Realtors v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The nationwide eviction moratorium remains in place until the Court of Appeals hears the case and makes its own decision.

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