BBC Multifamily COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Multifamily housing providers play an important role in providing housing and support to vulnerable populations to protect them from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily Sector has compiled a list of resources and updates on COVID-19 and housing to support housing providers and help them disseminate critical information to staff and residents in this trying time. Here you may find resources on financial aid, slowing virus transmission in multifamily housing, and updates on utility shut-offs, foreclosures, and evictions.

COVID-19 Resources

HUD's COVID-19 Information and Resources Page

Visit HUD's COVID-19 resource center for action plans, tools, and targeted information for HUD-assisted individuals and communities.

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) COVID-19 Information and Resources

Resources for lenders, servicers, and others who directly assist homeowners and renters adversely impacted by COVID-19.

National Housing Conference Coronavirus Resource Page

The National Housing Conference has compiled resources on how to prevent spreading the disease, help for vulnerable populations, and precautions and contingency planning for property managers.

National Housing Conference Webinar: COVID-19 and Housing

This March 19, 2020 webinar provides an overview of COVID-19, how the virus is spread, and suggestions to decrease transmission in multifamily housing. Also, see a National Low Income Housing Coalition March 23, 2020 webcast featuring Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and FHFA updates.

Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders

View questions and answers on waivers, extensions, and other relief as well as other information on FHA assisted or insured multifamily properties.

COVID-19 Updates

Many utility companies are easing shutoffs and waiving late fees to aid consumers who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Please check with your local utilities for their COVID-19 policies.

The CARES Act imposes a temporary moratorium on evictions, as well as a moratorium on fees and penalties related to nonpayment of rent. The eviction moratorium is in effect for a 120-day period beginning on March 27, 2020, the date the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted. The temporary eviction moratorium applies to the Public Housing Program, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project Based Voucher (PBV) Programs, and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) Programs administered by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH).

Date Published: April 21, 2020

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is providing eviction suspension relief for renters in multifamily properties. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will offer multifamily property owners mortgage forbearance with the condition that they suspend all evictions for renters unable to pay rent due to the impact of coronavirus.

Date Published: March 23, 2020

The FHFA has suspended foreclosures and evictions for enterprise-backed mortgages. FHFA directed the Enterprises to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the coronavirus national emergency.

Date Published: March 18, 2020