Letters & Comments

SAHF Submits Comments on HUD Policy in Opportunity Zones

6/25/2019

While supporting the development of Opportunity Zone communities is certainly consistent with HUD’s mission, it is critical that HUD’s efforts to incentivize investment in Opportunity Zones compliment and improve the efficiency and impact of HUD’s work in all communities rather than diverting disproportionate resources to focus on Opportunity Zone communities.

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SAHF Submits Comments on Alternative Inflationary Indices Used to Calculate the Official Poverty Measure

6/25/2019

SAHF submitted comments on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) notice regarding the differences among the various consumer price indexes produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and how those differences might influence the estimation of the Official Poverty Measure and other income measures produced by the Census Bureau.

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SAHF Comments on Recent Changes to REAC Physical Inspections

4/15/2019

Although SAHF and its members share HUD’s sense that the inspection model could be improved to better reflect the true operating condition of properties, we believe that improvements will better achieved by aligning inspection criteria with HUD’s expectations for housing quality and using existing enforcement tools to address bad actors than by broadly implement rigid inspection timelines on the full portfolio.

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