HUD’s CPD Posts Collection of Previously Announced Waivers and Guidance for ESG, HOPWA, HOME, and CDBG

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) posted “Flexibilities/Waivers Granted by the CARES Act + Mega Waivers and Guidance” on June 22. The 48-page document collects under one cover all regulatory waivers and other policy guidance CPD has previously issued for its various programs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The compendium covers Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Continuum of Care (CoC) programs. CARES Act self-implementing provisions for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program are included. To date, long-awaited CDBG guidance has not been issued, causing many jurisdictions to hesitate to move forward with implementing CDBG-CV activities such as desperately needed rental assistance. Also included are Consolidated Plan waivers and environmental review policies.

“Flexibilities/Waivers Granted by the CARES Act + Mega Waivers and Guidance” is at:

More information about all of these CPD programs is available in NLIHC’s 2020 Advocates’ Guide.