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HUD Issues Notice CPD-22-09: Expedited Regulatory Waivers for the ESG, CoC, YHDP, and HOPWA Programs

June 16, 2022 Print ShareThis

HUD issued Notice CPD-22-09: Expedited Regulatory Waivers for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Continuum of Care (CoC), Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Programs.

This Notice advises recipients of ESG, CoC, YHDP, and HOPWA Program funds that they may apply for certain regulatory waivers through an expedited process to help recipients and subrecipients prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to facilitate assistance to eligible communities and households economically impacted by COVID-19. The use of the expedited waiver process only applies to waivers explicitly stated in Section D.1 of the Notice.

The Notice explains the process for submitting expedited waiver requests and provides directions to recipients on how to submit requests for processing. A recipient may request a waiver of the HUD requirements listed in Section D.1 of the Notice and must include a justification of why the waiver is needed. No waiver(s) requested may be implemented unless written approval from HUD has been obtained. To ensure expedited processing, recipients should reference the instructions on page nine of the Notice and should email their waiver requests to and send a copy to their local Field Office Community Planning and Development (CPD) Director. Waiver requests must be received by HUD on or before July 31, 2022, to be designated for expedited processing as provided by the Notice.

Visit the CPD COVID-19 Grantee Guidance page on for resources related to COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response for CPD programs, including ESG, CoC, YHDP, and HOPWA.

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