Giving Every American the Opportunity to Secure Affordable Housing

HUD Releases More NHTF FAQs
Regulations Summary, and New Video

HUDOn June 22, 2015, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted three new National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) resources:

  • Seven new items at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link,
  • A 23-page summary of the interim regulations, and
  • A 14-minute video.

Under the FAQ Section, five of the FAQs are under the heading “Annual Action Plan.” Two are problematic because they discourage states from educating the public about the NHTF and from seeking preliminary input regarding priorities to consider when the state establishes the criteria it will use to consider when awarding NHTF dollars to specific projects.

HUD also posted a 23-page summary of the entire interim NHTF regulations, with clear subpart headings, section headings, and citations.

Finally, HUD has posted the first video in a series to provide guidance regarding implementation of the NHTF. Secretary Julián Castro introduces the video saying that.

“Where we live often determines the education we receive, the jobs we have access to, and the health that we have. That’s why we have got to give every American the opportunity to secure quality affordable housing. The NHTF will play an important role in creating this opportunity…These additional resources will allow us to make vital investments in affordable housing nationwide, and enable more families to secure a place to call home. This is a win for our families, for our communities, and for our economy.”

Click here for the FAQs, regulations summary and video.

Click here for the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC’s) NHTF webpage with a series of videos, a webinar, and a presentation of the regulations presented in 20 short descriptions.

Click here for more detail from the NLIHC.