SNAPS Office Issues Waiver Expanding Eligibility for ESG-CV Rapid Re-housing Assistance

The Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) in HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued Notice CPD-21-05 allowing supplemental Emergency Solutions Grants-Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funds provided by the CARES Act to be used to provide rapid re-housing (RRH) assistance to individuals and families in the form of short- and medium-term rental assistance where they are currently living and receiving time-limited subsidies funded by another source that will expire within 30 days. The individuals and families must have met the definition of “homeless” before entering their current housing. Eligible individuals and families may also receive housing relocation and stabilization services. The notice also allows recipients and subrecipients to accept inspections conducted by other providers indicating that the housing is safe and sanitary, instead of having to conduct their own habitability inspections before providing RRH assistance funded by ESG-CV.

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