HUD Publishes Proposed Rule on Smoke-Free Public Housing

Today in the Federal Register, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule that would require all PHAs to ban smoking of lit tobacco products in living units, indoor common areas, and administrative offices. The proposed rule was previously announced in a press release, which explained that PHAs would have 18 months from the effective date of the final rule to implement smoke-free policies applicable to all indoor areas and to outdoor areas within 25 feet of buildings. HUD has also posted a four-page question-and-answer document about the proposed rule.

If you wish to submit comments on today’s proposed rule, you will find instructions following the “Addresses” heading in the preamble. Comments are due by January 19, 2016.

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Check Out All the Places Veterans Can Eat & Drink Free on Veterans Day

By: Brad Tuttle @bradrtuttle  Nov. 5, 2015 To thank members of the military past and present for their service, food and drink are on the house all over the country on Veterans Day 2015, which takes place on Wednesday, November 11. Before getting … Continue reading

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GoSection8 is participating in Boca Helping Hands 2015 Thanksgiving Box Brigade

We can’t wait to help families in need during the holiday season. Check out the details below: 2015 Thanksgiving Box Brigade If interested in participating in our Thanksgiving *Box Brigade, please contact Suzan Javizian, Suzan@bocahelpinghands.org or 561-417-0913 x 204 *Boca Helping … Continue reading

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Deadline tomorrow to submit Housing Awards entries

Friday, July 17, 2015. Entries must be postmarked or emailed by that date. If you haven’t entered yet, now is your opportunity to share all the amazing work your agency has done for the community. Four awards are open for … Continue reading

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Q&A: Occupancy of accessible units

QUESTION: My agency will have a vacancy soon in a unit that is fully wheelchair accessible. We have a request for an accessible unit from a resident who lives in another development. Her current unit has a ramp but she says … Continue reading

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HUD Marks the Start of Fair Housing Month With New Media Campaign

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has kicked off Fair Housing Month 2015 with the launch of a new national media campaign that will help the public recognize various forms of housing discrimination and what they should do … Continue reading

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HUD Awards Funds to Boost Economic Development in Two U.S. Regions

In two press releases, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is awarding $1.5 million in the Lower Mississippi River Delta, and $550,000 in the Appalachian region, to stimulate local economies, produce more affordable housing, … Continue reading

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Press Release Highlights Section 3 Proposed Rule, Business Registry

In a press release dated March 19, HUD discussed yesterday’s release of the Section 3 proposed rule. The 99-page document has not yet been published in the Federal Register. A 60-day public comment period will open upon its publication. The … Continue reading

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Join NMA and GoSection8 for our national housing conference in Miami

Registration for the 2015 NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference is now open! We’re thrilled to be having the third annual NMA Housing Conference in Miami this year, and hope to see you there. In addition to informative and insightful sessions and … Continue reading

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OMB Publishes Interim Final Rule on Procurement

Today in the Federal Register, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published an interim final rule implementing new procurement standards for all federal agencies. The notice provides the following summary: Implementation of this guidance will reduce administrative burden and … Continue reading

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