On April 10, HUD posted an initial list of states that have formally notified the HUD Secretary of which state agency or state designated entity has been chosen by the governor or state legislature to be the NHTF grantee.
To date, five states have sent HUD the required notification:
- Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
- Kentucky Housing Corporation
- New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
- Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
- Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
On February 13, HUD posted an FAQ on the HUD Exchange website states that states should send a notification letter to the HUD Secretary indicating the state department or agency or state-designated entity that will administer the NHTF (see Memo, 2/17), along with contact information. The FAQ was later modified to require notification be sent to Secretary Julián Castro (see Memo, 3/27). On April 10, the FAQ was further modified, requesting specific contact information about the contact person.
The modified FAQ also adds that only one state department/agency or state-designated entity can be designated as the NHTF grantee.
HUD will update the page as it receives notifications from states regarding which agency will administer its NHTF program.
Since the NHTF was established in 2008, 30 states and the District of Columbia have indicted to NLIHC that they have selected a state agency or entity to administer the state NHTF. This unofficial list can be found at http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/State-Agencies_2015.pdf. Advocates should be following up to make sure their governors or state legislatures are sending the official notification to Secretary Castro.
The HUD list is at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/htf/grantees
The modified FAQ is at https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/4420/htf-faqs
Information from NLIHC about the NHTF is at http://nlihc.org/issues/nhtf