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Resources and Support during Hurricane Season; Call for Vacant Texas Units

11 September 2017
 September 11, 2017
Category Latest, News

NAHMA extends its thoughts and support to those affected by flooding and natural disasters during hurricane season. We are in communication with federal agencies regarding disaster recovery efforts and will continue to keep members updated.

Please note the following items:

  • Displaced persons should register with FEMA in order to qualify for assistance offered by other agencies.
  • Please contact NAHMA’s Government Affairs Team if you have vacant units or can accept temporary subsidies to assist displaced persons; HUD is currently only accepting vacancy listings for TEXAS.
  • REAC Inspections and MORs have been delayed for affected areas for 90 days.
  • The mandatory implementation date for the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) e-Tool has been delayed for the affected region until November 1, 2017.
  • HUD Multifamily Owners and Agents can find emergency and disaster guidance under Chapter 38 of HUD Handbook 4350.1.
  • On Monday, HUD will begin inspecting the property damage and conducting  disaster impact assessments in the 39 declared-disaster areas in Texas. HUD’s preliminary estimates include damage to over 454 properties with 50,880 units (including 20,971 assisted units).  Around 200 properties have so far reported moderate to severe damage.

To help affordable housing owners, managers, and residents locate recovery assistance, NAHMA’s new Disaster Recovery Resources webpage will continue to provide up-to-date information about various assistance programs available from the federal agencies, namely HUD, USDA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the IRS, and others all in one place. The webpage will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

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