June 2010 HUDLines
Acting Field Office Director
(800) 842-2610 ext. 4802
HUD WORKS FOR YOU...
*** JUNE is National Homeownership Month "Protecting the American Dream." Visit HUD's website at www.hud.gov ***
From distressed to sustainable - HUD's CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) PRE-NOTICE released to give guidance before publication of NOFA this summer. ***HUD releases estimated median family incomes (MFIs) & income limits for FY 2010 (http://www2.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il/il10/index.html)***
A STRONGER COMMUNITY WITH CPD...
*** HUD proposes rule (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-8835.htm) addressing definitions regarding homelessness - comments due 6/21/10 ***The 2010 CoC Registration Notice posted on HUD's Homelessness Resource Exchange (HRE: http://www.hudhre.info/index.cfm) in the "Current Highlights" (http://www.hudhre.info/index.cfm) section and the CoC Registration is open in e-snaps! (http://www.hudhre.info/esnaps). Read more... (https://esnaps.hud.gov/grantium/frontOffice.jsf).***
FHA LEADS THE WAY...
*** Continuation of FHA Reform; Strengthening Risk Management through Responsible FHA-Approved Lenders, Final Rule published April 20. Read more at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-8837.htm ***FHA maintains waiver of regulation prohibiting use of FHA financing to purchase properties being resold within 90 days of the previous acquisition. Read more at https://esnaps.hud.gov/grantium/frontOffice.jsf *** New FHA Mortgagee Letters: 2010-16 announces introduction of M&M III Mortgagee Compliance Manager (MCM) and P260 Internet Portal ...2010-17 updates HUD Real Estate Owned lead-based paint appraisal reporting requirements...2010-18 updates Property and Preservation (P&P) requirements and cost reimbursement...2010-19 discusses Streamline Refinance Transactions and FHA TOTAL Scorecard... For all Mortgagee Letters ***
***Hurricane Season starts on June 1st - Governor McDonnell encourages every Virginian to take action now to get ready for hurricane and flood season - see www.ReadyVirginia.gov ***FEMA releases information (http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=51512) to prevent common misunderstandings from harming disaster survivors ***
***Habitat for Humanity Virginia and EarthCraft Virginia present "GreenWorks Symposium" (http://www.earthcraftvirginia.org/files/GreenWorks.pdf) in Charlottesville, 6/ 28-6/30 *** USEPA offering FREE Webinars on Urban Agriculture and Stormwater Projects: Urban Agriculture, 6/15, 1-3 PM (Central), Rain Gardens and Other Urban Stormwater Projects, 6/29, 1-3 PM*** HUD offering training in Orientation to Sustainable Environmental Assessment (OEA) 8/9-8/13 in Chicago - contact Eugene Goldfarb, 847-831-9142*** Proposals due 6/15 for Virginia Environmental Endowment grants - http://www.vee.org/ ***National Housing Trust & Enterprise offer Green Preservation mini-loans at below-market rates for predevelopment of green retrofits for older affordable rental communities - See more at http://www.nhtinc.org/***
*** Don't miss this - registration closes 6/10 for FREE Capacity-Building (Agency Development and Grantwriting Basics) Workshop to be held in Fredericksburg, June 16 & 17- contact email@example.com *** Virginia Housing Coalition announces training in Affordable Rental Housing Development Concepts 6/16-6/17 (http://www.vahousingcoalition.org/downloads/rentaldevelopmenttraining.pdf) *** Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) releases reference guide to DOT, HUD, and EPA programs related to the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (http://www.fta.dot.gov/livability) ***Internal Revenue Service hosting "Open House" at 6 locations in Virginia on 6/5 to help taxpayers solve tax problems (http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/index.html?portlet=7) ***U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) "Success" workshop series at Virginia Housing Center, Glen Allen 6/8, 6/15 and 6/22. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 771-2400 ext. 123 ***Save the Dates- 7/27 and 7/28 - Capacity Building (Agency Development and Grantwriting Basics) Workshop in Crystal City - contact email@example.com ***
BRIEF BRIEFS TO LOOK INTO ...
***Applications due 6/13for USDA Rural Development Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program for New Construction in Fiscal Year 2010 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-8455.htm%20%20and%206/28) and 6/28 for Housing Preservation Grants (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-9648.htm) ***2010 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation applications due 7/1 (http://www.druckerinstitute.com/) ***Home Depot Foundation accepting letters of inquiry until 7/1 for "Affordable Housing Build Responsibly" grants (http://www.homedepotfoundation.org/grants.html) ***Housing Choice Vouchers for non-elderly persons with disabilities now on waiting lists or transitioning from nursing homes/health care institutions into communities - Housing Authorities with Section 8 voucher programs apply by 7/7 Read more... or http://www.grants.gov. ***National Coalition for Homeless Veterans National Conference 6/21 in Washington DC (http://www.publicresources.org/maryland/)***
BRIEF BRIEFS TO CHEER ABOUT...
*** Bill Miles, Retired Field Office Director of HUD Richmond, to be inducted into Virginia Housing Coalition Hall of Fame at VHC Awards dinner 6/17 (http://www.vahousingcoalition.org/awards.htm) ***Bristol, Fairfax, Roanoke and Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authorities receive Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator awards to help public housing residents find employment that can lead them toward economic independence, and to link the elderly with supportive services that will allow them to age in place - Read more...***Dominion Place (Richmond), Elm Manor & Mountain Manor Homes (Roanoke) receive Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator awards to help low-income elderly and residents with disabilities receive health care, meals and other support services - Read more...***