Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG-CARES) and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG-CARES) Resources
Dear Tribal Leader Letter: Supporting Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine (February 18, 2021)
This Dear Tribal Leader letter provides guidance on how program funding can be used for activities related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Notice PIH 2021-06: ICDBG-CARES Grant Amendment Notice (January 15, 2021) - Process for Amending ICDBG-CARES Grants
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 National Emergency, Tribes and TDHEs have experienced delays in expending their Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program funding. To provide relief to these Tribes and TDHEs, HUD is waiving the Undisbursed Funds Factor at 24 CFR 1000.342 with respect to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IHBG program allocation formula. The waiver provided in this Notice only affects the FY 2021 IHBG formula allocations and does not apply to IHBG formula allocations in years beyond FY 2021.
- Additional extensions of Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Report submission deadlines,
- Addressing how IHBG-CARES funds will be treated under the Undisbursed Funds Factor in the Indian Housing Block Grant formula, and
- Technical corrections to facilitate applying the CARES Act waivers to FY2019 Indian Community Development Block Grant funds.
For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Native American Programs via CodeTalk@hud.gov
Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Resources
Dear Lender Letter 2021-02 (February 19, 2021)
The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform Lenders of further extensions for the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums (June 30,2021), loan processing flexibilities, and the Borrowerâ€™s ability to request a COVID-19 Forbearance. This DLL also broadens Borrower eligibility for COVID-19 Loss Mitigation Options and expands COVID-19 Forbearance periods for certain Borrowers.
Dear Lender Letter 2020-13 (December 21, 2020)
Description: Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program (Section 184) and Section 184A Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee program (Section 184A) extension of foreclosure and eviction moratorium and loan processing flexibilities in connection with the Presidentially Declared COVID-19 National Emergency.
Dear Lender Letter-2020-12 (October 30, 2020)
Description: This Dear Lender letter extends the re-verification of employment and IRS tax transcript flexibilities originally issued in DLL 2020-05, extended in DLL 2020-06 and DLL 2020-08 and further extended in DLL 2020-10, for an additional period through December 31, 2020.
Dear Lender Letter 2020-11 (September 9, 2020) - Correction to Section 184A Loan Limits
Dear Lender Letter 2020-09 (August 14, 2020) - Office of Loan Guarantee Fiscal Year 2020 Year-End Closure
Dear Lender Letter 2020-08 (June 29, 2020)
Note: This Dear Lender Letter (DLL) informs lenders and servicers of an extension to the foreclosure and related evictions moratoriums originally issued in DLL 2020-04 and extended in DLL 2020-06 for borrowers with Section 184 or Section 184A guaranteed loans for an additional period through August 31, 2020. This DLL also extends loan processing flexibilities related to appraisals, verification of employment and IRS transcripts originally issued in DLL 2020-05 and extended in DLL 2020-06 to August 31, 2020.
For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Loan Guarantee at OLGINFO@hud.gov
Eviction Moratorium to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues an Order extending the eviction moratorium to March 31, 2021
- Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 (expires March 31, 2021)
- HHS/CDC FAQs (February 2, 2021)
- HUD PIH FAQs (February 5, 2021)
- Resident Declaration Form (form expires May 31, 2021)
- ONAP Tenant Flyer for CDC Order
Through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order banning evictions for certain renters was extended until March 31, 2021. The CDC issued the eviction moratorium to protect public health and prevent further spread of COVID-19. The order and extension is separate and independent from the expired CARES Act eviction moratorium. Please see the updated FAQs for more detailed information.
The Order applies to all tenants in the country who are subject to eviction for nonpayment of rent, including tenants assisted under programs administered by HUDâ€™s Office of Native American Programs, such as the Indian Housing Block Grant program. This Order temporarily halts these evictions from September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Please review this update in its entirety for more details on the applicability of the CDC's nationwide eviction moratorium. Please see the FAQs for more detailed information.
Helping Tenants Access their Economic Impact Payment
Join the Office of Public and Indian Housing along with guest speakers from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and United Way as they provide an overview of the Economic Impact Payment (EIP or stimulus payment) and provide suggestions on how Public Housing Authorityâ€™s and Tribes or Tribally Designated Housing Entities can help families and individuals access their stimulus payment. Many families and individuals may be missing out on accessing their EIP either because they arenâ€™t required to file taxes, may not know how to apply, or may be homeless.
Learn about the resources specifically to help tenants file by the deadline.