- HUD Guidance
Date Published: December 2020
This memorandum updates and revises the memorandum, Availability of Waivers and Suspensions of the HOME Program Requirements in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, issued on April 10, 2020 (the "April 2020 Memo"). Both memoranda links are provided below.
The April 2020 Memo announced the availability of certain statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers to enable HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to use HOME funds to address immediate housing needs and to help prevent spread of the virus.
This memorandum revises and extends certain statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers outlined in the April 2020 Memo through September 30, 2021 (the "extended waiver period") and adds a new statutory suspension and new regulatory waivers.
Community Planning and Development (CPD) Field Offices shall inform PJs of the availability of these suspensions and waivers, including the revisions and additions to the April 2020 Memo. A PJ that intends to implement one or more statutory suspensions or waivers must send written notification via e-mail to the CPD Division in its local HUD Field Office through the appropriate CPD Field Office mailbox and to the Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) at HOMECOVID19@hud.gov.