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Published! Program Guidance 2018-02 on Completing the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (form HUD-52737) and step-by-step instructions

This guidance provides recipients of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds with information on how to complete the Indian Housing Plan (IHP)/Annual Performance Report (APR) (form HUD-52737). Also published is a step-by-step guidance for completing the IHP and APR sections of form HUD-52737. The guidance provides in-depth descriptions along with numerous examples to assist the recipient.


Beginning on May 1, 2018, Indian Housing Block Grant recipients are required to use EPIC for the submission of HUD-52737, the Indian Housing Plan / Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR), IHP Amendment, or IHP Waiver.  Click Here for the EPIC User Manual for Recipients. Please contact your local Area ONAP office with questions.

Electronic submission of Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR) beginning May 1, 2018
April 19, 2018

Beginning on May 1, 2018, Indian Housing Block Grant recipients are required to use EPIC for the submission of HUD-52737, the Indian Housing Plan / Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR), IHP Amendment, or IHP Waiver.  EPIC is an internet-based application that automates much of the process for completing and submitting IHPs/APRs, IHP Amendments, IHP Waivers, and Tribal Certifications. Secure Systems user IDs and passwords are required to log into EPIC.  After May 1, 2018, the Excel version of the form will no longer be posted on HUDCLIPS, however, a fillable PDF version will be available through the Area ONAPs for recipients with unreliable Internet service. Click Here for the EPIC User Manual for Recipients. Please contact your local Area ONAP office with questions.   


PUBLISHED: Solicitation for Members for the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee! DUE May 9, 2018

A Federal Register Notice, published on April 9, 2018, announces vacancies on the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC). HUD is seeking nominations to fill eight (8) vacancies. Of the 8 new members, two each must represent one of the following 4 categories: mortgage industry, real estate industry, consumers, and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies Individuals may nominate themselves.

Each nominee will be required to provide all the information on HUD Form 90005, as well as the following information:

  • Name, title, and organization of the nominee and a narrative description of how the applicant is representative of at least one of the following 4 categories: mortgage industry, real estate industry, consumers, and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.
  • Nominee's mailing address, email address, and telephone number;
  • A narrative statement summarizing the nominee's qualifications, unique experiences, skills and knowledge the individual will bring to the HCFAC and reasons why the nominee should be appointed to the HCFAC;
  • A statement agreeing to submit to any pre-appointment screenings HUD might require of Special Government Employees, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 202;
  • A statement confirming that the nominee is not a registered federal lobbyist;
  • The Nominee’s signature and date.

Incomplete applications may be rejected from further review. Applications are due no later than May 9, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm. Nominations must be submitted via email to HCFAC.application@hud.gov. Individuals that do not have internet access may submit nominations Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling, HUD, 451 7th Street SW, Room 9224, Washington DC 20410. (NOTE: this address replaces the one on the Application form).


Section 184 Regulations Tribal Consultation updates: Dear Tribal Leader letter, national call recording, additional consultation session in Chicago
April 5, 2018

All updates can be found on Consultation on Section 184 Regulations webpage, including links to Department’s Tribal Consultation Policy, current Section 184 regulations, authorizing legislation, and updates on the consultation process.  HUD welcomes all tribal comments on the Section 184 program.  Email comments to 184consultation@hud.gov.

Upcoming Consultation Sessions – details on the Consultation on Section 184 Regulations webpage:

  • April 9, 2018 Anchorage, AK and webinar
  • April 9, 2018 Lakewood, CO
  • April 17, 2018 Worley, ID
  • April 19, 2018 Catoosa, OK
  • April 24-25, 2018 Albuquerque, NM
  • NEW! May 3, 2018 Chicago, IL

Job Opening!  ONAP Area Office Administrator (GS-15) in Anchorage, AK.  Apply by April 20th
April 5, 2018

Positions is located in HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Office of Native American Programs.  PIH’s mission is to provide low-income families affordable housing opportunities as they transition to self-sufficiency and homeownership.  Deadline to apply is April 20, 2018. 


2018 Income Limits Posted
April 1, 2018

2018 Income Limits effective April 1, 2018 are available at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html#2018.  Anticipate ONAP publishing a Program Guidance that provides the United States Median Family Income Limits for 2018 shortly. 

 


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