Hurricane Season Preparedness

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

The 2021 Hurricane Season begins on Tuesday, June 1st, and continues through November 30th.


Multiple sources predict an above-average 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season. According to recent models, 13 to 20 named storms are expected, with 6 to 10 to become hurricanes. Of those, 3 to 5 are predicted to become major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher.)


For important tips and resources to help you prepare and plan before a storm makes landfall, click on the link below.

https://conta.cc/3c0V8Xa

FCC Announces Emergency Broadband Benefit

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission announced a subsidy program aimed to help families and households struggling to afford internet during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households may also receive up to $100 to purchase a laptop, computer, or tablet from participating providers.

For additional information, including resources on how to promote EBB in your community, click on the link below:

https://conta.cc/3oxbFqV

HUD/HHS COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

On May 5, 2021, HUD Secretary Fudge alongside Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra announced a partnership that aims to ensure equitable care, in regards to the national COVID-19 response, to those experiencing a disproportionate impact, to include HUD-assisted households.

The partnership provides an opportunity for Multifamily Property Owners to establish and expand contacts with their local community health centers, with the idea to further improve vaccine confidence and access – particularly to the most vulnerable populations.

To learn more, click on the link below:

https://conta.cc/3ygDRCN

COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSP) Round III Additional Funding Availability

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

HUD Releases Housing Notice 2021-01

“Continued Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs” 

Today, HUD has published Housing Notice 2021-01, which officially starts Round 3 of application submissions for owners.

Please read the full notice here, but a few need-to-knows:

  • PPE associated with vaccination and testing events are now included costs.
  • This third round covers expenses from December 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.
  • If you have not previously submitted requests, you may do so now using several separate submissions or one combined submission.
  • Submissions are due to SHCC by April 26, 2021, at 11:59pm.
  • The new HUD Form 52671-E can be found here.

All CSP submissions should be sent to cares@shccnet.org.

Additionally, please contact us at the above email with any questions or concerns, or if you need assistance in completing the claim form, and staff member contact you directly.

Be on the lookout! SHCC plans to release additional guidance early next week to assist in the preparation of submissions.

COVID-19 Supplemental Payments – Possible Third Round

Sarah Snow Special Claims, Uncategorized, Vouchers

SHCC anticipates a 3rd round of HUD COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs) as soon as April 2021 for the period December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.  Here are some need-to-knows from the first two rounds:

– CSP claims cover most COVID-related expenses, including PPE, additional sanitization services of public areas, COVID-related staffing costs, and more. 

– Tier I claims are relatively quick and easy, and should take approximately 20 minutes to complete

– The average SHCC-approved Tier I claim has been for: $3,135– COVID-related expenses are NOT Reserve for Replacement eligible. 

– If you missed the time frames covered by the first two rounds that date back to March 27, 2020, this 3rd CSP round may provide an opportunity for you to recoup those expenses.

We would like to help all owners and agents, especially those who have not previously submitted, with timely and accurate applications for COVID-19 related costs reimbursement. This survey is intended to help SHCC in future outreach and training efforts associated with CSP claims.  Your input is greatly appreciated! 

Take the CSP Survey