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HOME Program Extends Time to Qualify or Requalify as Urban Counties or Consortia

HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) issued a Memorandum extending to November 30, 2020 the deadline for local governments to qualify or requalify as an urban county or consortium of local governments in order to receive a formula allocation in the next fiscal year from the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. The September 11 Memorandum explains that due to the coronavirus pandemic, local governments may have difficulty completing the process.

To exercise this statutory and regulatory waiver, a participating jurisdiction (PJ) must send an email to the Community Planning and Development (CPD) Division in the PJ’s local HUD Field Office as well as to OHAP in Washington, DC. The email must document the specific conditions that justify the extension. Normally, urban counties, consortia, and metropolitan cities must qualify or requalify by the end of the prior fiscal year, which is September 30.

The Memorandum is at: https://bit.ly/2E6103E

More information about the HOME program is on page 5-5 of NLIHC’s 2020 Advocates’ Guide.