February 2011 HUDLines
John E. Hall
Field Office Director
(800) 842-2610 etx. 4802
***2011 HUD Secretary's Historic Preservation Award Program nominations due 2/17 (http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/awards)*** HUD Launches new blog, The HUDdle! More interactive - advanced sharing, embedding and multi-media with regular and guest bloggers, video blogs and special behind-the-scenes at HUD content. ***HUD provides research resources "on-the-go" with HUDUser's e-book store - (http://www.huduser.org/portal/eBookStore.html)***
$$$ ...HUD'S GOT NOFA$ ...$$$
***Capital Fund Education & Training Community Facilities due 2/3 - see website... FY 2010 Notice of Public Interest (NOPI) for Fiscal Year 2010 Transformation Initiative: Homeless Families Demonstration Small Grant Research due 2/18 ... FY 2010 Notice of Public Interest (NOPI) for Fiscal Year 2010 Transformation Initiative: Natural Experiments applications due 2/21... Rural Innovation Fund applications due 2/23 ... EXTENSION - ROSS Service Coordinators applications now due 2/23 ... Notice of Public Interest (NOPI) for FY 2010 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant due 2/4 ... Historically Black Colleges and Universities Round II applications due 2/24 ... Technical Assistance & Capacity Building under Transformation Initiative applications due 2/24... Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing applications due 3/14...Assisted Living Conversion applications due 3/29***
FHA LEADS THE WAY...
***New FHA Mortgagee Letters: 2010-42 provides guidance concerning the use of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), Affordable Housing Program (AHP), Homeownership Set-Aside Program in conjunction with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured financing.... 2010-43 provides new guidance on FHA Flood Zone requirements and updates Mortgagee Letter 2009-37...2011-01 provides loss mitigation guidance for the resolution of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) delinquent due to unpaid property charges and mortgages previously deferred by HUD...2011-02 clarifies FHA's Quality Control requirements in light of recent changes to the lender eligibility criteria for participation in FHA programs ...2011-03 announces an extension of the temporary condominium policy guidance issued in ML 2009-46 A...2011-04 informs mortgagees that HUD will begin collecting the unique identifiers assigned by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLS) to individuals and entities participating in the origination of loans submitted for FHA insurance...2011-05 announces changes to the annual audited financial statement reporting requirements for supervised lenders in parent-subsidiary structures, and new requirements for reporting loan fees for participants in FHA Multifamily Programs...2011-06 provides additional guidance regarding claim filing requirements for loans endorsed under the ADP Codes 821, 822, 831, or 832...2011-07 announces the elimination of the Master Appraisal Report (MAR) and retirement of forms HUD-91322, HUD-91322.1, HUD-91322.2 and HUD-91322.3 and HUD Handbook 4115.3 ...2011-08 announces a change in the remittance process for over- claimed amounts of FHA single family claims...For all Mortgagee Letters, see the HUD website***
***Nominations for Governor's Volunteerism Awards due 2/2 (http://www.vaservice.org/go/volunteer/gov_award/) ***Hampton University Business Incubator, Urban League of Hampton Roads and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosting 10 Keys To Success For Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs on 2/3 - to register visit http://www.keysforbizsuccess.eventbrite.com *** Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Training for HOME Participating Jurisdictions, new & experienced CHDOs 3/10 in Richmond. Registration closes 3/4 visit http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Invitation.aspx?e=c974c2a9-bc58-4daf-a30c-e207f1851fac or contact Paul Dennison (202) 872-6801***
Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for 3/15 (http://www.vaemergency.com/threats/tornado/index.cfm) ***Virginia Main Street Training Calendar set for 2011 (http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/CommunityDevelopmentRevitalization/PDFs/VMS2011calendar.pdf) ***Start Here-Housing Virginia e-newsletter latest issue (http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs045/1102712869256/archive/1104294916575.html) ***Virginia Association of Housing Counselors (VAHC) sets 5/1-5/5 as date for annual training and certification conference (http://www.virginiahousingcounselors.org) ***
BRIEF BRIEFS TO LOOK INTO ...
***VAHC and VHDA hosting training/review for S.A.F.E Act licensure testing 2/9 - 2/11 - to register visit http://www.shop.trainingloanofficers.com/NMLS-20-Hour-MLO-FundamentalsFeb-9-11-830-430pm-RichmondVA-1351-106.htm *** Virginia Supportive Housing starts VHDA Homebuyer Club in Petersburg on 2/15 - contact email@example.com ***Open Meadows Foundation programs for women and girls - applications due 2/15 (http://www.openmeadows.org/) ***Legal Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence applications due 2/23 (http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/lav.pdf) ***Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life applications due 3/1 (http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4425937/k.A6D3/Program_Overview.htm) ***Disaster Resilience for Rural Communities applications due 3/4 (http://www.grants.gov/) *** Department of Veterans Affairs announces availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF Program) - applications due 3/11 (http://www1.va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp) ***
BRIEF BRIEFS TO CHEER ABOUT...
*** Virginia programs for people who are homeless receive $20 Million in HUD Renewal Awards ***Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority and Richmond Health District receive awards for expansion of Community Resource Centers (http://www.rrha.org/2009/html/11pdfs/RichmondCityHealth.pdf) ***Hampton Roads Community Foundation awards $1.7 Million to Hampton Roads nonprofits (http://www.hamptonroadscf.org/about/grants.html)***