HUD Issues Proposed State Fair Housing Assessment Tool; Announces Fair Housing Pilot Program in Collaboration with NCSHAHUD published for public comment an updated version of its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Assessment Tool for States and an accompanying Federal Register notice. NCSHA is currently evaluating the state assessment tool and will submit comments by HUD's October 28 deadline. HFAs should provide feedback to NCSHA's Jennifer Schwartz by Friday, October 14 to inform NCSHA's comments. The notice says that based on the extensive comments HUD received after it released the first proposed state assessment tool last March, HUD has decided to extend the comment process by adding a second 30-day comment period to provide further opportunity for the public to provide feedback to HUD. Publication of the notice starts the first 30-day comment period for the assessment tool, after which HUD will consider comments and then release an updated version of the assessment tool and provide a second 30-day comment period.
The proposal contains several provisions that could allow FHA to insure more condominium mortgages. These include:
- Adjusting Owner-Occupancy Standards
- Amending Limits on Commercial and Nonresidential Space
- Insuring Individual Condominium Loans