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House Approps Hearing on CDBG-DR – Oct. 17

The House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies will hold an oversight hearing on HUD’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program on October 17 at 2 pm EDT. The hearing will feature HUD’s Irv Dennis, chief financial officer, Jeremy Kirkland, counsel to the inspector general, and David Woll, principal deputy assistant secretary for community planning and development. The hearing will be held in Room 2358-A of the Rayburn House Office Building and via webcast.

Florida Extends RFA Application Deadlines Following Hurricane Dorian, Releases Q&A and Modifies RFA 2019-102

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation announced that it will issue modifications extending three RFA Application Deadlines due to the impacts of Hurricane Dorian.

Florida Housing also released Questions and Answers regarding RFA 2019-111 “Rental Recovery Loan Program (RRLP) Financing to be Used for Rental Developments in Hurricane Michael Impacted Counties.”

Florida Housing issued a Third Modification to RFA 2019-102 Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to be used in conjunction with Tax-Exempt MMRB and Non-Competitive Housing Credits in Counties Deemed Hurricane Recovery Priorities.

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Pennrose Selected as Master Developer by the Virgin Islands Housing Authority

Pennrose was selected as Master Developer by the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) for the disaster recovery and redevelopment efforts in St. Thomas. The redevelopment efforts will serve as Pennrose’s first projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Caribbean and is planned for approximately 700 units on St. Thomas. Pennrose will partner with Jackson Development Company on the initiative, a developer located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated several Caribbean islands in 2017, HUD allocated $243 million of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the U.S. Virgin Islands to support long-term recovery efforts, with $32 million targeted for public and affordable housing.

Florida Posts CDBG-DR FAQs

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation posed a Questions and Answers document regarding RFA 2019-102 Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to be used in conjunction with Tax-Exempt MMRB and Non-Competitive Housing Credits in Counties Deemed Hurricane Recovery Priorities.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation also posted a Questions and Answers document regarding RFA 2019-103 Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) for Small Developments in Areas Deemed Hurricane Recovery Priorities.

Florida Schedules Four RFA Workshops, Two RFAs Open Now

Florida Housing will hold four Request for Applications (RFA) workshops in August and September. Florida Housing also recently issued RFA 2019-111 for its Rental Recovery Loan Program and RFA 2019-102 for Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) To Be Used In Conjunction With Tax-Exempt MMRB And Non-Competitive Housing Credits In Counties Deemed Hurricane Recovery Priorities

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Florida Issues Disaster Relief Grants

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation issued RFA 2019-102 Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to be used in conjunction with Tax-Exempt MMRB and Non-Competitive Housing Credits in Counties Deemed Hurricane Recovery Priorities. Interested parties may access the complete RFA and the online Application to apply for funding here.

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Senators Introduce CDBG-DR Reform Bill

Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Senate version of the Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019 (S. 2301). The bill would help target Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) resources to survivors with the greatest needs, ensure greater data transparency and oversight, protect civil rights and fair housing, and encourage disaster mitigation and resiliency.

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