The National Housing Law Project and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council have prepared a brief paper summarizing key issues for advocates to address with their public housing agencies (PHAs) regarding implementing Small Area Fair Market Rents (Small Area FMRs or SAFMRs). The two-page guide explains what Small Area FMRs are and lists the 24 metropolitan areas that are required to start using SAFMRs instead of metro-wide FMRs. It also discusses possible changes to voucher households’ rents, potential new housing opportunities in neighborhoods that were once not affordable, and actions advocates can take to protect voucher households.
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) has published a fourth new chapter, “Payment Standards,” as it incrementally revises the 13-chapter Housing Choice Voucher Guidebook (see Memo, 6/17).…July 15, 2019
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on June 26 reintroduced the “Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2019” (S. 1986) which would prohibit housing discrimination based on source of income, veteran status, and…July 1, 2019
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) has published three of thirteen chapters of a revised Housing Choice Voucher Guidebook. The three chapters are “Eligibility Determination and Denial of…June 17, 2019