HUD GRANTS WAIVERS FOR SANDY DISASTER AREAS
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today issued notices granting waivers for multifamily housing programs and public and Indian housing programs to assist with recovery and relief in Superstorm Sandy disaster areas. As of Nov. 26, the Office of Multifamily Housing is allowing owners of HUD project-based Section 8 properties in areas designated as federal disaster areas because of Sandy may provide housing to those displaced by the storm for a period of up to 60 days. As of Nov. 15, the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) is allowing entities that administer PIH programs to defer compliance with program requirements for an initial period of 12 months. Owners interested in providing assistance to those affected by Superstorm Sandy must provide notice of their intent to HUD and should review the Federal Register notices for specific instructions and requirements.