What’s New on Codetalk – July 2, 2020

In Case You Missed It…

For tenants who live in housing units financed under HUD’s Native American loan guarantee programs, evictions for non-payment of rent, and charges/fees for non-payment of rent have been suspended through July 24, 2020.*

What does this mean?
During the moratorium period (March 27, 2020 – July 24, 2020), if you reside in a unit that your Tribe or tribally designated housing entity (TDHE) financed under the HUD Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program or the Title VI Loan Guarantee (Title VI) program, you should work with your Tribe or TDHE on a plan to address your individual situation.

Click for more information


The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform lenders and servicers of an extension to the foreclosure and related evictions moratoriums originally issued in DLL 2020-04 and extended in DLL 2020-06 for borrowers with Section 184 or Section 184A guaranteed loans for an additional period through August 31, 2020. This DLL also extends loan processing flexibilities related to appraisals, verification of employment and IRS transcripts originally issued in DLL 2020-05 and extended in DLL 2020-06 to August 31, 2020.

OFFICE OF NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAMS (ONAP)


What’s New on Codetalk

What’s New on ONAP’s COVID-19 Recovery Programs

Visit ONAP’s COVID-19 Recovery Programs Website to View and Access:

The Office of Native American Programs is working tirelessly to support all of our Tribal housing partners as we deal with the impact of COVID-19 as a Nation.  The safety and security of Native American families, Tribal housing staff, and all in Indian Country is our top priority. For more information and resources related to COVID-19, please visit: www.hud.gov/coronavirus

ONAP Documents Available at: www.hud.gov/coronavirus

Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG-CARES) and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG-CARES) Resources

Frequently Asked Questions for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) (June 1, 2020)

ICDBG CARES Implementation Webinar Training Slides (PDF)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: ICDBG-CARES Implementation Training (May 19, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: ICDBG-CARES Implementation Notice (May 15, 2020)

ICDBG-CARES Implementation Notice (May 15, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader: Publication of IHBG-CARES Implementation Notice (April 22, 2020)

IHBG-CARES Implementation Notice (April 22, 2020)

IHBG CARES Program Guidance (April 22, 2020)

IHBG CARES Formula Allocation by Region (April 2020)

IHBG Cares IHP Form (must check the IHBG CARES box for abbreviated version) (April 22, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: Input Requested on ICDBG-CARES Act Grant Ceilings (April 15, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waiver Authority (April 14, 2020)

COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs (Page 31) (April 10, 2020)

IHBG CARES Formula Allocation Dear Tribal Leader Cover Letter (April 3, 2020)

HUD CARES Act Native American Programs Funding Press Release (April 3, 2020)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter: ONAP Status and Recommendation of Temporary Moratorium on all Evictions and Foreclosures under ONAP Grant Programs (March 25, 2020)​

HUD Guidance on Eligible Uses for Community Development Block Grant Funds to Support COVID-19 Responses (March 16, 2020)

For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Native American Programs via CodeTalk@hud.gov


Section 184/184A Home Loan Guarantee Resources

Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program

Dear Lender Letter 2020-06 (Updated guidance, extension of foreclosure moratorium under the CARES Act; and extension of loan processing related flexibilities.) (May 19, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-05 (April 9, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-04 (March 20, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-03 (March 14, 2020)

Dear Lender Letter-2020-02 (March 16, 2020)

For any questions about these resources, please contact the Office of Loan Guarantee at OLGINFO@hud.gov


NEW! Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent and Tenant Concerns (July 1, 2020)

For tenants who live in housing units financed under HUD’s Native American loan guarantee programs, evictions for non-payment of rent, and charges/fees for non-payment of rent have been suspended through July 24, 2020.*

What does this mean?
During the moratorium period (March 27, 2020 – July 24, 2020), if you reside in a unit that your Tribe or tribally designated housing entity (TDHE) financed under the HUD Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee (Section 184) program or the Title VI Loan Guarantee (Title VI) program, you should work with your Tribe or TDHE on a plan to address your individual situation.

Click for more information


NEW! Section 184/184A Dear Lender Letter 2020-08

The purpose of this Dear Lender Letter (DLL) is to inform lenders and servicers of an extension to the foreclosure and related evictions moratoriums originally issued in DLL 2020-04 and extended in DLL 2020-06 for borrowers with Section 184 or Section 184A guaranteed loans for an additional period through August 31, 2020. This DLL also extends loan processing flexibilities related to appraisals, verification of employment and IRS transcripts originally issued in DLL 2020-05 and extended in DLL 2020-06 to August 31, 2020.


NEW! Sample ICDBG-CARES Tribal Resolution

The Office of Native American Programs has developed a Sample Tribal Resolution for use to meet the requirements of the ICDBG-CARES Notice (Notice PIH 2020-11). The sample resolution addresses both (1) Tribal organizations that are applying on behalf of an Indian tribe, and (2) Citizen Participation.


NEW! Free Webinar Co-hosted by HUD and the FCC on Tuesday, July 7 from 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern

The webinar focuses on FCC’s Lifeline Program and how it might benefit the customers that EnVision Centers serve.  Lifeline is a federal program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. The program lowers the cost of eligible low-income consumers’ phone or internet bills by providing a monthly discount of up to $9.25, and up to $34.25 for residents on Tribal lands.

There will be a short presentation and time for questions and answers. This webinar will provide an overview of the Lifeline Program including the qualification requirements, application process, benefits to consumers, and ways to get assistance on the application process.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, July 7 at 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • WHERE: Webinar/ GoToWebinar
  • REGISTRATION: All attendees must register here.​

Lifeline Background Information:

    • For more information on the application process and eligibility criteria, review the How to Apply fact sheet.
    • For a Tribal fact sheet or other downloadable resources, please see USAC’s Consumer Outreach Page.

NEW! Financial Management Training

Online Virtual

Over the course of 3 days, participants will share their own stories and be introduced to accounting principles and systems, review program income requirements, and cover financial responsibilities associated with tribal housing and preparation for an A-133 audit.
By the end of the session, participants will have improved their knowledge and capabilities in the performance of the finance department functions, gained an overview of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and requirements for tribal housing, and learned transactions and accounting applications relevant to housing.

When: July 7-9, 2020 9:00am-4:00pm CDT

Registration: Registration for this training is FREE, but you must register to attend. Registration is available online at https://bit.ly/VirtualFinMgt.

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap