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.
Representatives Al Green (D-TX) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) introduced the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019” (H.R. 3702) on July 11. The bi-partisan legislation will formally authorize HUD’s…July 15, 2019
Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition member Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico submitted a complaint to HUD’s Office of the Inspector General detailing numerous problems with the Puerto Rico Department of…July 15, 2019
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 7/1). Federal Action…July 15, 2019