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PIH Notice on VAWA Self-Petitioner Verification Procedures

Today, HUD’s Office of Pubic and Indian Housing (PIH) published a notice (PIH 2017-02 (HA)) titled, “Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitioner Verification Procedures.” This notice explains the procedures that public housing agencies (PHAs) must follow when an applicant or resident/tenant requests admission or continued residency as a result of being a VAWA self-petitioner, defined as those who claim to be victims of “battery or extreme cruelty” (i.e., domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking). 20 more words

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HUD Publishes Interim Guidance on AFFH

Earlier this January, HUD published Interim Guidance on the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) tools. The Interim Guidance gives the status of the Assessment of Fair Housing tools (AFHs) (reproduced below) and gives general guidance for program participants. 77 more words

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HUD Releases Data-Sharing Road Map for PHAs and School Districts

In an effort to improve the educational outcomes of students living in public housing agencies and local redevelopment agencies, HUD has release a “Data-Sharing Road Map… 74 more words

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As TCH homes are boarded up, Toronto's homeless shelters are bursting at the seams

Toronto Community Housing will board up roughly 425 homes this year because the money needed to carry out basic repairs has not been provided. Things are expected to get much worse next year and 7,500 homes are at risk of closure by 2023, with an additional 17,500 in critical condition. 257 more words

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CTCAC Affordable Multifamily regulations versus California Building code chapter 11-B, 11B 809

On Multifamily affordable projects that are slatted to receive tax credit assistance from state treasury there could be confusion among some designers, contractors, building officials, and owners, as to which building codes apply during designing or reviewing the architectural documents. 211 more words

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Lawsuit over fatal fire goes before state Supreme Court

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide whether Bridgeport officials can be sued for failing to inspect a public housing building before a fire that killed a mother and her three young children in 2009. 116 more words

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CHA takes care of its own finances, waiting list grows

The Chicago Housing Authority doesn’t exactly have a distinguished history in serving those that need housing and that trend appears to be continuing:

While tens of thousands of families languished on a waiting list for assistance, the…

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