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Tag Archives: demolition/disposition

HUD Publishes Guidance on Disposition of Particular Public Housing Property

Posted in Public Housing, RAD
On November 29, 2016, HUD published Notice PIH 2016-20 (HA) on the subject 2 CFR 200.311(c)(1) Disposition Instructions for the Public Housing Agency (PHA) Retention of Certain Public Housing Real Property (that is no longer used or was never used for public housing dwelling purposes) Free from Public Housing Use Restrictions (the “Notice”).  The Notice… Continue Reading

Increased costs and potential decrease in private investment: Ballard Spahr’s thoughts on the public housing demolition/disposition proposed rule

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Policy, Public Housing
Since HUD issued its proposed rule for the demolition and disposition of public housing in October of this year, Ballard Spahr has thoroughly examined the regulation and has now provided to HUD comments on the potentially troubling effects of the rule on the public housing portfolio. The rule would revise requirements applicable to the demolition… Continue Reading

Reminder: comments on public housing demolition/disposition proposed rule due on December 15th

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Policy, Public Housing
On October 16th, HUD issued a new proposed rule that would make significant changes to the approval process for the demolition and disposition of public housing properties. In addition to codifying a number of existing, informal demolition/disposition standards, the proposed rule strengthens HUD’s oversight of what has previously been a flexible funding stream for public… Continue Reading

Proposed new public housing demolition/disposition rule poses dangers for public housing appropriations and flexibility

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Policy, Public Housing, RAD
Public housing needs all the help it can get. ‎ Its 1.1 million units of deeply affordable housing have been grossly underfunded by Congress for so many years that current studies indicate it would take over 30 billion dollars of investment (yes, that is “billion” with a “b”) to bring these units up to modern… Continue Reading