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Visit ONAP's COVID-19 Recovery Programs webpage to view Waivers, Program Notices and Guidance and Training Materials related to IHBG-CARES, ICDBG-CARES, IHBG-ARP and ICDBG-ARP.

CDC Eviction Moratorium (expires July 31, 2021)

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The Office of Native American Programs is working tirelessly to support all of our Tribal housing partners as we deal with the impact of COVID-19 as a Nation.  The safety and security of Native American families, Tribal housing staff, and all in Indian Country is our top priority. For more information and resources related to COVID-19, please visit: www.hud.gov/coronavirus


Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Newly Published Resources

Dear Lender Letter 2021-07- Extension of Foreclosure-Related Eviction Moratorium and Expiration of the Foreclosure Moratorium in Connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency.

The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform Lenders of the extension of the foreclosure-related eviction moratorium for an additional period through September 30, 2021, and to remind them of the expiration of the foreclosure moratorium.

Dear Lender Letter 2021-06 (rev.)Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program (Section 184) and Section 184A Native Hawaiian Home Loan Guarantee program (Section 184A) extension of foreclosure and eviction moratoriums and further expansion of the COVID-19 Forbearance.

The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform Lenders of further extensions for the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums and the Borrower’s ability to request a COVID-19 Forbearance.

Dear Lender Letter 2021-05Section 184 Program Activity

The unprecedent level of program demand means that, prior to the end of FY 2021 (September 30, 2021), the Section 184 program may reach the $1 billion maximum loan limitation level that Congress set in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. To ensure that the program does not exceed the maximum $1 billion loan limitation level, we are tracking the issuance of case numbers and firm commitments on a daily basis. As the program reaches its loan limitation level, we will need to begin a phased in suspension of program activity as specified and required by our internal financial monitoring plan. Select the above link to view the entire letter.

A full listing of Dear Lender Letters can be found at: Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program under the Loan Processing Guidelines section.  For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Loan Guarantee at OLGINFO@hud.gov


FY 2021 Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD’s office of Policy Development and Research published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new Eviction Protection Program. Tribes are eligible to apply for a grant. Though the program is not meant to fund rental assistance, Tribes may use grant funds for a range of eviction related activities including: Legal representation in relation to legal filings and court proceedings, eviction counseling, education, outreach, and more. Be sure to review the NOFO for a full list of eligible activities. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2021.

FY 2021 Eviction Protection Grant Program webpage: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy21_evictiongrantprogram

Eviction Protection Program NOFO: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/EvictionProtectionGrantProgramFR-6500-N-79.pdf

FAQs: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/QandAsforNOFO072120.pdf


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- CDC Issues an Order Extending the Eviction Moratorium to July 31, 2021


Dear Tribal Leader Letter- CARES Act Reporting- June 28, 2021


CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 31, 2021

On Thursday, June 24th, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order extending the eviction moratorium to July 31, 2021. The updated Order is available on the CDC's website. The Order continues to ban evictions for certain renters. As described in the Order, residents qualifying as a “Covered Person” cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent when a declaration under the penalty of perjury is provided to their landlord. All protections and exclusions under the original Order were retained.

Residents who previously submitted a declaration for eviction protection do not need to resubmit and should have continued protections until July 31, 2021.

A recording of our June 17, 2021, CDC Eviction Moratorium and Eviction Prevention Resources webinar can be viewed here.


Department of Commerce’s NTIA Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to Expand Broadband on Tribal Land

Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced today at the White House the availability of nearly $1 billion in U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) grants to expand broadband access and adoption on Tribal land. Continue reading.

I am writing to provide important information on your Tribe’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula allocation estimate for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is regulatorily required to provide this information annually to all IHBG eligible Indian Tribes and their Tribally designated housing entities (TDHE). In the past, HUD would mail this information. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD is posting the following information on-line at: https://ihbgformula.com/fy2022/

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FY 2022 Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Allocation Estimates

The purpose of this Dear Tribal Leader letter is to inform Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) of their Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula allocation estimate for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and to transmit the forms required for correcting the FY 2022 IHBG formula data and the FY 2023 IHBG Needs data.  In the past, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would mail this information. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD is posting the following information on-line at: https://ihbgformula.com/fy2022/:

  • FY 2022 Formula Response Form (FRF) including the FY 2022 FRF Appendices A through D and the FY 2023 IHBG Needs Data (Attachment A).
  • Calendar of Critical Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • FY 2022 Correction/Challenge Log showing changes to the IHBG database between February 19, 2021, and May 11, 2021.

Tribes/TDHEs must review their data on the FY 2022 Formula Response Form and report any changes no later than August 1, 2021, to the IHBG Formula Customer Service Center.  Census Challenges for the FY 2023 IHBG Needs data must be submitted no later than March 30, 2022, for consideration for the FY 2023 IHBG formula allocation estimates.


 

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