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$148M Available for Multifamily Assisted Housing

HUD opened the application process for owners. The money is earmarked for COVID-19 mitigation that boosts protection for tenants and staff.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs opened a new application period for COVID-19 Supplemental Payment (CSP) funding.

Owners of multifamily properties with assisted housing programs can apply for a portion of $148 million in supplemental operating funds offered through the program. The money can be used for expenses associated with protecting residents and staff from COVID-19.

Owners of properties participating in HUD’s Section 202 Housing for Low- and Very-Low Income Elderly, Section 811 Housing for Low- and Very-Low Income Persons with Disabilities, and Section 8 Project-based Rental Assistance programs are eligible to receive reimbursements for eligible expenses incurred from March 27, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2023.

The application deadline is Feb. 21, 2023.

“Reimbursements are available for capital improvements such as ventilation systems and broadband installation, as well as the extraordinary operating costs properties have experienced to help vulnerable residents in multifamily assisted housing properties during the pandemic,” says HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Ethan Handelman.

HUD says it expanded the current list of eligible expenses to include reimbursement for resident training on use of technology to access on-line property management portals and supportive services, and costs to enhance outdoor seating spaces to facilitate gatherings.

HUD also extended the delivery timeframe for the installation of equipment categorized under eligible capital expenses and provided additional detail on reimbursements for internet infrastructure costs and emergency generator purchase eligibility.

HUD says it doesn’t expect to offer any additional CSP funding after this latest release.

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