November 2010 HUDLines
Everard B. Mattox
Acting Field Office Director
(800) 842-2610 etx. 4802
HUD WORKS FOR YOU...
***HUD warmly welcomes Jane Vincent as Region III Regional Administrator. See the news release. *** HUD announces $1 billion Emergency Homeowners Loan Program, to provide up to 24 months of help to homeowners who with substantial reductions in income due to involuntary unemployment, underemployment, or a medical condition, and at-risk of foreclosure. All inquiries are directed to the FHA Resource Center at 1-800-CALL FHA ***Final rule conforming HUD regulations to the Violence Against Women Act published - see http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26914.htm *** Final Rule on Use of Public Housing Capital Funds for Financing Activities published - see http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26404.htm *** HUD publishes Notice of Formula Allocations and Program Requirements for Neighborhood Stabilization Program Formula Grants - see http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-26292.htm ***
$$$ ...HUD'S GOT NOFA$ ...$$$
*** Notices of Funding Availability ... Continuum of Care (CoC) due 11/18 - see online & http://www.hudhre.info/ ... Special Needs Assistance Program, Technical Assistance (SNAPS/TA) due 11/22 - see website ... HOPE VI Revitalization due 11/22 - see website ... Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program due 12/6 - see website ... Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities (CFCF) Program due 1/14/11- see website ... Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Programs: Family Self-Sufficiency Program due 1/19/11 - see website ... Service Coordinators program due 2/21/11 - see website***
FHA LEADS THE WAY...
***HUD's National Servicing Center HOTLINE number has changed - the new number is (877) 622-8525*** Guidance on FHA and Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act - See HUD website or call the FHA Resource Center at 1-800-CALL-FHA. *** New FHA Mortgagee Letters: 2010-35 provides guidance for enhancements to FHA's refinance program to support refinances for borrowers who owe more than the current home value ...10-36 eliminates the requirement that the sum of all liens not exceed the geographical maximum mortgage limit for purchase and/or refinance ...For all Mortgagee Letters, see HUD's website ***
HUD'S PARTNER IN THE HUDLIGHTS...
*** The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) brings the Commonwealth's and the Nation's best housing and community development resources together through the annual Governor's Housing Conference. This year, "Partnerships for the Future; Reinvesting in Communities" is in Richmond from 11/ 17-11/19. See http://www.vagovernorshousingconference.com/ ***
*** Applications for Fuel Assistance from VA Department of Social Services' (VDSS) Energy Assistance Program close on 11/12. Families and individuals must apply at local Depts. of Social Services - See http://www.dss.virginia.gov/localagency/ *** FEMA requests comments on disaster housing guide by 11/22. See http://www.regulations.gov or contact Stephen Miller, FEMA, (202) 212-1000.*** Registration now open for HAC's 2010 National Rural Housing Conference "A Place to Live: Rural Housing in a Changing Landscape" 12/1--3 in Washington, DC. Earlybird rates end 11/1 - (http://www.ruralhome.org or HACconference2010@ruralhome.org) *** Twelve case studies from Transportation for America highlight livability and transit in rural places - See http://t4america.org/tag/livability-case-studies/ ***
BRIEF BRIEFS FOR VETERANS ...
**To honor and care for those who have served: Veterans' Stand Down in Hampton 11/13 - contact Evie Woods at Hampton VA Medical Center ***National Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar for Veterans receiving SSI or SSDI, 11/10, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (EST). Call 1 (877) 743-8237 (V/TTY). ***
BRIEF BRIEFS TO LOOK INTO ...
*** Virginia Enterprise Network offers workshops on partnership and funding opportunities for small businesses 11/3 in Newport News, 11/9 in Abingdon and 11/15 in South Boston - contact Doug Jackson at (276) 780-3244*** Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond offers Communication & Fundraising for Nonprofits workshop on 12/2 - register by 11/24 or call Leona Chan at (804) 697-8452 *** Capital Region Grant Collaboration meeting with Jane Brown, Governor's Director of Community Partnerships, and John E. Hall, Field Office Director, HUD Richmond: 12/9 - seating limited; to register, contact Kelly Parrish by phone (804) 786-8902 *** Applications due 11/19 for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Financial Assistance & Technical Assistance. See http://www.cdfifund.gov ***Applications due 11/27 for USDA Community Food Project Funding. ***Applications due 12/3 for Department of Labor Youthbuild program - See http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm ***Applications due 12/22 for USDA Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) for FY 2010 - See http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HAD-RCDI_Grants.html ***
BRIEF BRIEFS TO CHEER ABOUT...
*** Virginia Communities receive awards for Sustainable Communities Initiative planning grants: $1,000,000 to New River Valley Planning District Commission (Radford), $625,000 to Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission and $999,000 to Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (Charlottesville). ***The City of Richmond awarded $400,000 through joint HUD/DOT Sustainable Community Challenge Grants/TIGER II Planning Grants program. See news release ***HUD announces Self-Help Home Ownership Program (SHOP) awards (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-25764.htm) *** Community Development Technical Assistance awards announced (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-27199.htm) ***