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HUD Update: Technical Assistance Now Available for Homeless and Move On Preference

13 February 2018
 February 13, 2018
Category HUD News, News

Below, please find information from HUD about a Request for Interest (RFI) for Homeless and Move On Preference Technical Assistance: 

  • Apply for Technical Assistance to Promote the Homeless and Move On Preferences in HUD Multifamily Assisted Housing

HUD Seeks Multifamily assisted housing owners and property management companies, HUD Continuums of Care, State Housing Agencies, and Communities interested in implementing Homeless or Move On preferences in HUD Multifamily properties The short application can be found here.

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing encourages assisted housing owners and property management companies to make their subsidized apartments available to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or who are transitioning out of permanent supportive housing designated for formerly homeless households. HUD-funded Continuums of Care (CoCs), state housing finance agencies, and state housing departments can be key partners in implementing a preference. HUD has issued a Program Notice and Toolkit that provide step-by-step guidance to implement a homeless preference, allowing eligible, currently homeless households to move to the top of a property’s waiting list.

Individualized technical assistance (TA) will be available through this Request for Interest. CoCs and housing providers (both privately owned and State agencies) may receive individualized TA coaching, education, and concrete support from an assigned expert in implementing the Multifamily Homeless and Move On preferences. This TA will help housing providers streamline their internal processes and improve rates of success in admitting households who are experiencing homelessness or who were formerly homeless. TA will also include assistance in outreach to and relationship-building with local housing providers and homeless service agencies.

  • RFI Application and Timeline

The short RFI application is due by March 5, 2018. The technical assistance will begin in April 2018 and end in October 2018.

The full RFI and application can be found here. Eligible applicants include: Continuums of Care, Multifamily housing owners and property management companies, state housing finance agencies, and state housing departments.

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