As previously reported in Memo on 10/30, HUD had been weighing whether it could legally provide Section 8 subsidy payments to owners of HUD-assisted properties in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands that lacked electricity and running water because the properties could not be considered decent, safe, and sanitary, even though owners were attempting to secure electricity. HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs had a call on October 31, updating partners on their disaster recovery efforts, during which HUD indicated that owners of HUD-assisted multifamily properties in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands should continue to receive vouchers for November. HUD will continue to authorize payments as long as the certification for the physical condition of the property is attached.
The following is a review of additional disaster housing recovery developments since the last edition of Memo to Members and Partners (for the article in the previous Memo, see 02/18). Federal…February 24, 2020
Members of Congress Call for Investigation of Puerto Rico Recovery Funding Delay, Call for Increased Assistance after Deadly Earthquakes
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led ten other members of Congress in requesting an inquiry by the HUD Inspector General into whether the Trump administration’s continued delay in providing disaster…February 18, 2020
The following is a review of additional disaster housing recovery developments since the last edition of Memo to Members and Partners (for the article in the previous Memo, see 02/10). Federal…February 18, 2020