The categories of FAQs include (but are not limited to) questions from the Public, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Grantees, Organizations Specifically Serving Homeless Individuals and from Public Housing Authorities (PHAs.)
More specifically, the questions regarding serving homeless individuals include the following categories:
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program;
The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); and
Annual Performance Reports.
Also, due to the effects of Sandy, HUD has changed the elderly housing requirements.
Quoting HUD official Bryan Green,
“In order to qualify for the familial status discrimination exemption, providers of housing for seniors must have 80% of their units occupied by at least one individual over the age of 55. The HUD guidance assures providers who open their doors to Hurricane Sandy evacuees that those units will be considered ‘unoccupied’ for purposes of the exemption, so long as the vacant units are extended without regard to familial status. Providers wishing to open units to evacuees under the age of 55 but exclude children will have those units considered ‘occupied.’”
Click here to read the entire PDF document of FAQs.
Click here to read more about the changes to elderly housing requirements.