HTF COVID-19 Guidance

This page contains COVID-19 guidance and resources for the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Program.

Tools for Landlords with Tenants Impacted by COVID-19

This document helps landlords to engage with at-risk tenants while remaining in compliance with fair housing laws and understand the key elements of a repayment plan. The document provides links to sample rent repayment agreements.

Date Published: August 7, 2020

Tenant Guidance: Rent Repayment Plans

This document assists at-risk tenants in understanding and pursuing rent repayment agreements with their landlords. The document includes links to helpful resources and a sample script for requesting a repayment agreement from a landlord. Use of this guidance is optional and grantees and tenants are strongly cautioned to review their state and local laws as under some laws, a tenant notifying an owner of the inability to pay rent is sufficient for the owner to initiate eviction proceedings.

Date Published: August 7, 2020

Flexibilities and Waivers Granted by the CARES Act and Mega Waiver and Guidance

This document summarizes the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act flexibilities and waivers.

Date Published: June 22, 2020

HTF FAQs - CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide guidance on Section 4024 of the CARES Act which imposes a temporary moratorium on evictions.

Date Published: June 15, 2020

CPD Memo: Availability of a Waiver and Alternate Requirement for the CAPER for CPD Grant Programs in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus

This memorandum authorizes and explains a waiver of the regulatory requirement at 24 CFR 91.520(a), that within 90-days of the end of a jurisdiction's program year a grantee shall submit to HUD a performance report known as the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Date Published: May 7, 2020