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Regulatory and Administrative Waivers Granted for Multifamily Housing Programs to Assist with Recovery and Relief in Sandy Disaster Areas

HUD issued additional guidance for the multifamily properties and other victims of Hurricane Sandy, titled “Regulatory and Administrative Waivers Granted for Multifamily Housing Programs to Assist with Recovery and Relief in Sandy Disaster Areas” (November 26, 2012)

The notice advises the public of HUD regulations and other administrative requirements governing HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing programs that have been waived in order to facilitate the delivery of decent, safe, and sanitary housing under these programs to families and individuals who have been displaced from their housing by Sandy.  Owners of HUD project-based Section 8 properties located in an area declared by the President to be a federal disaster area as a result of Sandy may defer compliance with the regulations listed in this notice for a period up to 60 days (December 2012 and January 2013).  Owners must provide notice of their decision to HUD as described below.  Housing assistance payments made for November 2012 will remain unchanged.

A copy of the notice may be found here: http://www.nahma.org/member/New%20HUD%20Docs/Recovery%20and%20Relief%20in%20Sandy%20Disaster%20Areas%20FR%20Notice112612.pdf

A copy of the waiver document, titled “Multifamily Housing Request to Exercise Option to Receive Vacancy Claims Housing Participants in Sandy Declared Disaster Counties, attached to the notice may be found here: http://www.nahma.org/member/New%20HUD%20Docs/Request%20to%20Exercise%20Option%20to%20Receive%20Vacancy%20Claims%20Sandy%20Disaster112612.pdf

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