HOME after the COVID-19 Waivers

This four-part series discusses statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers in the HOME Program issued by HUD in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These presentations focus on the HUD memorandum dated September 21, 2021, that extended certain suspensions and waivers originally issued in April 2020 and revised and extended in December 2020. Related but separate memos from April and December 2020 addressed suspensions and waivers to facilitate the use of HOME for Emergency Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).

View additional HOME COVID-19 resources on the HOME COVID-19 Guidance page.


Segment 1: Introduction

This segment provides an overview of the series, directs HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) and program participants to the series of HUD memos outlining the suspensions and waivers, and suggests steps PJs should take to ensure they are in compliance with standing HOME program requirements.


Segment 2: Extended & Revised Waivers & Suspensions

This segment discusses HOME suspensions and waivers that were extended beyond September 30, 2021, including those extended through December 31, 2021, March 31, 2022, and September 30, 2022. It also includes advice for HOME PJs as they transition away from the specific waivers discussed and back to regular HOME requirements.

 

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Segment 3: Transition from Expired Waivers & Suspensions

This segment reviews the HOME suspensions and waivers that expired as of September 30, 2021, briefly summarizing each such waiver and explaining the regular HOME requirement. It also provides recommendations for HOME PJs moving forward.

 

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Segment 4: Emergency HOME TBRA

This segment reviews HOME suspensions and waivers intended to facilitate emergency HOME TBRA programs. Originally covered in HUD memos from April 2020 and December 2020, all such waivers expired as of September 20, 2021. This segment summarizes the various waivers and briefly reminds listeners about regular HOME requirements for TBRA.

 

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