The Federal Register version of a waiver notice pertaining to the $5 billion supplemental Community Development Block Grant funds Congress appropriated through the CARES Act (CDBG-CV) was published on August 20. HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) had previously posted an advance version to its website on August 10 (see Memo, 8/17). The waiver notice is effective as of August 7.
The most significant waiver extends to six consecutive months (up from three) the period over which a CDBG grantee (a city, county, or state) may provide emergency rental assistance to a household unable to pay rent because its income has decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic. NLIHC urged CPD on April 20 to extend the timeframe beyond three months. Other key features are presented in the August 17 issue of Memo.
The Federal Register waiver notice is at: https://bit.ly/2Yl5OZX
More information about regular CDBG is on page 8-3 of NLIHC’s 2020 Advocates’ Guide.