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Newsletter - May 2017

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Newsletter - May 2017
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2017 Housing Justice Network Conference

housing justice 2Save the Date! The next Housing Justice Network (HJN) Conference will be held October 12-14, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Court Hotel. Early registration begins in July. 

Seeking award nominations! At the 2017 HJN Conference, NHLP will present the David B. Bryson Memorial Award and the Housing Justice Award. NHLP is soliciting nominations for these awards. For more information, visit the Housing Justice Awards webpage.


The Federal Budget

capitol-702x336 6On May 5, President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill to fund the government through September 30. The measure funds most HUD programs and USDA Rural Development programs at or above FY 2016 levels. 

Importantly, the funding level for the Housing Choice Voucher program falls short of the funding required to renew all vouchers currently in use. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, this amounts to a loss of about 50,000 vouchers nationwide. In anticipation of the final budget, on April 26, 2017, HUD published Notice PIH 2017-7 that provides guidance related to housing authorities’ eligibility for shortfall funding in 2017 and outlines steps that housing authorities must take to be eligible. NHLP circulated a memo to the Housing Justice Network on how to mitigate the effects of voucher funding shortfalls and reduce the negative impact on tenants.

The spending bill further provides authority for HUD to expand the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and allow an additional 40,000 public housing units to be converted under RAD Component 1. To learn more about RAD, please register for our free Don't Get RAD-dled training series and visit NHLP’s RAD website. For more information on the spending bill, see the National Low Income Housing Coalition's summary


On May 23, President Trump released his FY 2018 budget request, which proposes to cut HUD’s funding by nearly 15% compared to FY 2017, with deep slashes to the public housing program and the elimination of the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs. Additionally, Trump proposes to eliminate USDA Rural Development programs that serve the rural poor. For more information, see the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s analysis.


USDA Secretary Confirmed and HUD Nominations

On April 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed former Georgia
Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture. Shortly after, USDA
announced its intention to eliminate the position of Undersecretary for Rural
Development
and establish an office of Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign
Agricultural Affairs. Many affordable housing advocates fear that the
reorganization deemphasizes the importance of Rural Development within USDA.
Rural Development administers affordable rental housing programs in rural areas.


President Trump has nominated Pam Patenaude to be the deputy secretary of HUD and Neal Rackleff to be the assistant secretary for HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development. Ms. Patenaude is presently the president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families. Mr. Rackleff was the director of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department and is currently a partner at Locke Lord law firm. 


Upcoming Events and Trainings

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  • The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is holding its 2017 Housing Not Handcuffs Forum on June 6-7 in Washington, D.C. NHLP’s Karlo Ng will speak on a panel discussing how housing protections can be strengthened to prevent homelessness.
  • On May 30, NHLP will host a free webinar on how to preserve RD rental housing and protect residents who may lose their Rental Assistance and Interest Credit Subsidies when a development is prepaid or its loan matures.
  • On May 31, NHLP and the Victim Rights Law Center will co-host a free webinar on identifying and addressing housing remedies for sexual assault survivors
  • On June 6, NHLP will conduct a free livestream training for summer law students on the basics of the federal housing programs (public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, HUD multifamily housing, Rural Housing programs, and Low Income Housing Tax Credits).
  • On June 9, NHLP’s Lisa Sitkin will speak at a free PLI seminar, Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics, in which she will focus on mortgage servicer litigation.
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Emerging Issues

A CityLab article discusses the RAD conversion challenges and concerns faced by advocates and tenants in San Francisco and Hopewell, Virginia. NHLP’s Jessie Cassella discusses how NHLP has supported advocates in
documenting and addressing these challenges, including the lack of adequate
oversight by HUD. 


On May 4, HUD revised a notice that established
requirements for the 100 public housing authorities that will be part of the expansion
of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program
. The notice changed the parameters
of three waiver provisions and reopened the comment period until June 5.


On May 15, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register to implement Executive Order 13777, which mandates that for every regulation added, two must be eliminated. HUD is reviewing its existing regulations to "assess their compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden", and is seeking public comments to identify “regulations that may be outdated, ineffective, or excessively burdensome.” Comments are due June 14.


In April, a federal district court in Colorado
ruled that the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it unlawful to refuse to
rent or sell housing to anyone because of sex, protects LGBT people against
housing discrimination
.


The Northwest Justice Project, ACLU of Washington, ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and
Virginia Poverty Law Center filed a complaint in federal court challenging
rental housing providers’ screening policies that disproportionately barred
African-American women from access to housing
. The case—Smith v. Wasatch Property Management, Inc. et al—is the first to
challenge unfair housing screening policies as a violation of civil rights. 

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Of Note

Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted, published a compelling
piece
in the New York Times magazine about the imbalance in federal housing
policy
and how housing tax breaks, like the mortgage interest deduction, favor
wealthy and higher income households, while millions of the lowest-income renters
receive no assistance. 


The Center for Survivor Agency & Justice released
its Guidebook on Consumer
& Economic Civil Legal Advocacy for Survivors
, which offers concrete
consumer and economic civil legal remedies, as well as non-legal advocacy
strategies, through the lens of survivor-centered advocacy. NHLP contributed a chapter on housing protections for domestic and sexual violence
survivors. 


On May 19, HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing issued a notice for public housing authorities and owners on implementing the requirements of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 in the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation programs. 


USDA Rural Development (RD) republished its annual Federal Register notice
advising the public on how the agency is operating the RD voucher program,
which is intended to protect residents of RD rental housing against displacement when an owner prepays the RD loan. The new notice states that
the agency has reserved the right to increase voucher amounts when vouchers are
renewed.  


HUD has rejected Westchester County, NY's recent submission of the zoning component of its Analysis of Impediments to Fair
Housing Choice
. Westchester County is required to complete an Analysis of
Impediments that HUD deems acceptable as part of a 2009 settlement in the United States ex rel. Anti-Discrimination
Center v. Westchester County
litigation.
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