HUD CPD Issues Fourth Set of Continuum of Care (CoC) Waivers

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued a memorandum on December 29, 2020 updating seven waivers pertaining to the Continuum of Care (CoC) program in the context of COVID-19. In short, the period of applicability of waivers previously made on March 31 (see Memo, 4/6/20), May 22 (see Memo, 6/1/20), and September 30 (see Memo, 10/13/20) are extended to March 31, 2021.

The regulations affected by the seven waiver extensions include:

  1. Third-Party Documentation of Income
  2. Housing Quality Standards, Initial Inspection of Unit
  3. Suitable Dwelling Size and Housing Quality Standards
  4. Assistance Available at Time of Renewal
  5. Permanent Housing, Rapid Re-housing Monthly Case Management
  6. Fair Market Rent for Individual Units and Leasing Costs
  7. One-Year Lease Requirement

The memorandum is at:

More information about CoC is on page 4-82 of NLIHC’s 2020 Advocates’ Guide.