The Department of Homeland Security's proposed changes to the "public charge" assessment would penalize noncitizens who utilize housing assistance programs and would undermine the effectiveness of the critical investments SAHF members make in their residents.
SAHF comments state that efforts to modernize CRA should seek to provide clarity and predictability in the evaluation process, but in doing so must also prioritize meeting the needs of LMI people and communities.
As part of its efforts to develop an implement a comprehensive government-wide Federal Data Strategy, Commerce, SBA, and OMB released a draft set of practices for new expectations agencies will have for data governance, management, protection, use, and partnerships.
Over the past four years, SAHF, LISC, NHT, Enterprise, and HPN have strongly supported HUD's efforts in implementing the AFFH rule and its goals. Rather than rework the entire rule, we encourage HUD to solicit feedback from jurisdictions that have completed the process and use that feedback to update the Assessment Tool.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 contains language that expands HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to Include Section 202 Communities with Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs).