NH&RA News

NH&RA Hosts ICAST IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator

ICAST’s IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator is now available on NH&RA’s website under the Resources section.


HUD Publishes 2024 OCAFs; National Rate of 5.3 Percent

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for eligible multifamily housing properties with an anniversary date on or after Feb. 11, 2024.


HUD Publishes Draft Notice of Processing Budget-Based Rent Increases

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published a draft housing notice clarifying the circumstances under which HUD will approve a budget-based rent increase for projects subject to Low Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act (LIHPRHA) Use Agreements.


HUD Announces Proposed “30-Day Notice” Rule for Nonpayment of Rent

A new HUD Proposed Rule would require public housing agencies (PHA) with tenants in public housing and owners of properties participating in HUD Multifamily project-based rental assistance programs to provide their tenants with written notification at least 30 days prior to filing for eviction due to nonpayment of rent in court.


HUD Publishes Notice for Green Mortgage Insurance Premium Reporting

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs and Office of Residential Care Facilities published a Housing Notice titled Required Use of Portfolio Manager for Green Mortgage Insurance Premium Compliance Reporting,


HUD, HHS Unveil Health-Focused Housing Efforts

The Biden-Harris administration released a new resource to help take action to address homelessness, The U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health.


HUD Streamlines Enrollment Process for Affordable Connectivity Program

HUD announced a new data-sharing agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support access to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) by reducing barriers to enrollment.


HUD Publishes Build America, Buy America Guidance

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued Notice CPD-23-12 providing implementation guidance for Build America, Buy America (BABA) domestic sourcing requirements for CPD programs, including the HOME Investment Partnerships program and Housing Trust Fund.

General News

Apply for 2024 ACHP/HUD Excellence in Historic Preservation Award

HUD and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announced that interested parties can apply for the 2024 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation award.


HUD Submits 2023 Worst Cast Housing Needs Report to Congress

HUD’s Office of Policy and Development Research submitted its Worst Case Housing Needs 2023 Report to Congress, showing that worst-case housing needs reached a record high of 8.53 million renter households in 2021.


HUD Announces Launch of Build America, Buy America Webpage

HUD announced the launch of the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) webpage on the HUD Exchange.


HUD Updates Metros Subject to Small Area FMRs

HUD published a notice listing additional areas subject to small area fair market rents (SAFMRs) in the housing choice voucher program.


HUD Releases HOTMA Implementation Guidance

On September 29, HUD published Notice PIH 2023-17, which contains implementation guidance for Sections 102 and 104 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA).

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