HUD Issues Memoranda on Suspensions and Waivers for HOME Program COVID-19 Response
HUD has issued two memoranda to provide guidance and the necessary statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers that apply to HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- CPD Memo: Availability of Waivers and Suspensions of the HOME Program Requirements in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
This memorandum provides guidance and the necessary statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers to enable HOME PJs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to use HOME funds to address immediate housing needs and to help prevent spread of the virus.
- CPD Memo: Suspensions and Waivers to Facilitate Use of HOME-Assisted TBRA for Emergency and Short-term Assistance in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
This memorandum provides guidance and the necessary statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers to enable HOME PJs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to use HOME tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA) funds to facilitate urgent housing assistance to the communities and families experiencing financial hardship.
Community Planning and Development (CPD) Field Offices shall inform PJs of the availability of these suspensions and waivers. A PJ that intends to implement the HOME statutory suspensions and/or regulatory waivers, must send written notification via email to the CPD Division in its local HUD Field Office before it implements the waiver or suspension. This written notification must identify which suspensions and/or waivers the PJ plans to use.
HUD has established email addresses by CPD Field Office that recipients/PJs should use to direct all suspension and waiver requests. Download the list of CPD email addresses.