HUD Issues More Than $20 Million in COVID-19 Supplemental Payments

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

As of March 8, 2022, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing has issued COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSP) totaling more than $20 million to the owners/agents with Section 8 project based rental assistance and Section 202 contracts who applied for the fourth round of this CARES Act funding this past fall.

The COVID-19 Supplemental Payments Housing Notice made supplemental operating funds available to owners/agents of multifamily assisted properties for protecting residents and staff from COVID-19. This latest round gave owners increased flexibility when using these funds to combat COVID-19, including eligible expenses for limited types of capital investments, such as Broadband Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Click here to see how owners around the country used CSP funds to prevent and respond to COVID.  

Status Updates

For the owners who have not yet received decision notification emails, please note that HUD anticipates queuing additional payments by the end of this week.

For owners who have not yet received an approval or denial notification, they can expect to receive an email communication from HUD within the next week.

  • This may be a funding approval notification, notification of denial, or notification that the funding request is still being processed.
  • The funding approval process for a limited number of CSP requests may extend into April.

Impact of Rising Utility Costs on Residents of Multifamily Housing Programs

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

On March 4, 2022, the Office of Multifamily Housing shared that “the U.S. Department of Energy forecasts a three-year high in 2022 for average residential utility costs across the U.S. that may affect families who pay for some or all of their household’s utility bills.”

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COVID-19 Response Supplies Available to Order

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

On March 2, 2022, the Office of Multifamily Housing advised that Medicare-certified rural health clinics and health centers supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) can now order COVID-19 point-of-care testing supplies and N95 masks from the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 N95 Mask Program.Multifamily owners/management agents can now submit new orders for point-of-care testing supplies and N95 masks to their FQHC/community health center partners by 11:59 p.m. their local time on Monday, March 7.

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