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NALHFA COVID-19 Federal Action Resource Center

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) is affecting U.S. businesses and organizations in a variety of ways and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. In response to growing concerns regarding COVID-19, NALHFA has been active in federal advocacy to ensure the increased Federal tools and resources. In addition, NALHFA has compiled a list of resources and information for its members as they navigate these challenging times. 

 

For questions, comments, or suggestions for additional resources contact Jonathan Paine at jpaine@nalhfa.org.

 

Advocacy Efforts

NALHFA Call to Action to Urge Congress to Increase Funding for Affordable Housing Programs

 

NALHFA sent Paid Leave Guidance to its members during COVID-19.

 

NALHFA, as part of the CDBG Coalition, has signed onto letters to the Senate and the House requesting additional funding and statutory relief for CDBG and HOME. 


NALHFA and the ACTION Campaign circulated a letter urging the Congress to extend three key deadlines for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program in a COVID-19 stimulus package. 

 

NALHFA supports and endorses the Addressing Affordable Housing Challenges in the Midst of COVID-19 letter, which was sent to key Congressional members urging to keep affordable housing as a priority in any COVID-19 stimulus package. 

Congress and COVID-19

  • First COVID-19 relief package: Family First Corona Response Act, H.R. 6201
  • Second COVID-19 relief package: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, H.R. 6074
  • Third COVID-19 relief package: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R.748
  • House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) sent a letter to HUD Secretary Carson requesting the release of greater guidance and other assistance to help low-income families and the organizations that serve them deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, Chairwoman Waters  released her COVID-19 relief plan, which includes short term and long term housing funding and program expansion.Further, Chairwoman Waters and the House Committee on Financial Services, have released the Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321), legislation to provide a comprehensive stimulus and public policy response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), urging them to ensure all financial institutions, including community banks, credit unions, minority depository institutions, and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), have the resources they need to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released a letter pressing President Trump to issue an immediate, nationwide moratorium on all foreclosures on GSE or Federally owned or insured properties.

The White House Administration and COVID-19

The White House Administration:

FHFA and GSE:

Federal Reserve:

Additional Resources:

Department of Housing and Urban Development and COVID-19

HUD posted the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and Technical Assistance (TA) materials on the HUD Exchange Disease Risks and Homelessness Page:

Additionally, HUD is providing technical assistance to homeless assistance providers who need support in preventing or responding to the spread of infectious disease. Submit your questions to the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. HUD announced they are also accepting questions around CDBG and other CPD programs in relation with COVID-19 through CPDQuestionsAnswered@hud.gov and CDBGQuestionsAnswered@hud.gov.


HUD, in consultation with the Administration and the Coronavirus Task Force, authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. These moratoriums are part of the continued effort by President Trump to address impacts to the financial well-being of America’s individuals, families, and businesses caused by Coronavirus.

Additional COVID-19 Resources from Industry Partners

Novogradac & Co. Resource Page
Enterprise Community Partners Resource Page
NCSHA's Resource Page

Ballard Sphar Resource Page
NHC's Resource Page

 


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