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The Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials welcomes you to our homepage!

 

CONN-NAHRO offers a forum for public housing professionals who are dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing for all Connecticut citizens, particularly those with very low, low and moderate incomes. We provide relevant training opportunities, timely housing information, and a strong professional network of resources. Our membership represents a strong group of housing professionals, housing providers, and industry partners. (See our Sponsors below.)

Our member housing authorities have the responsibility of managing or administering housing for 150,000 families and individuals in over 62,000 housing units throughout the State of Connecticut. CONN-NAHRO is dedicated to providing increased advocacy for effective and efficient housing policy and legislation that supports public housing. CONN-NAHRO works with decision-makers at the local, state and federal levels to craft meaningful policy and legislation. Through the power and expertise of its members, CONN-NAHRO has played a key leadership role in shaping housing policies and programs in Connecticut that has preserved and protected this important affordable housing resource.

By joining CONN-NAHRO and our successful network of housing professionals and industry partners, you contribute to a unified voice for public housing in Connecticut. Membership renewals are being accepted online now (see link under The Latest News.)  

CONN NAHRO Connections
October 2020

*Please see below for an update to Michael S. Wrona's article on Rental Arrearages in the Time of Covid" 

On October 26, 2020, the State of Connecticut re-opened the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program and began Phase 2 of that program.  When it did so it issued some program guidelines including those for eligibility.  Those guidelines now preclude “any household receiving subsidy from a Federal or State rental assistance program.”  As a result, TRHAP would seemingly not be available to the vast majority of housing authority tenants.  This appears to be a shift away from how Phase 1 of the program operated as some housing authority tenants during that Phase were told they qualified for the program.  Since this information only came to light after the article was written and submitted, we wanted to ensure everyone was made aware of this development. 

This issue includes:
- The Notorious RBG and Affordable Housing Advocates
- Connecticut Housing Agencies and Utilities: A Powerful
Partnership to Help Our Planet
- PIH Notice 2020-24: Additional Time to Utilize CARES Act Funds
and more..
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CARES Act Funding and Eligible Uses Webinar
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 10:00 am to noon
COMPLIMENTARY for CONN NAHRO members
Register today!
Nan McKay & Associates, Inc. (NMA) is pleased to present CONN NAHRO with a two (2) hour webinar discussing the CARES Act Funding and the Eligible Uses of these funds by Public Housing Agencies.

This webinar will discuss the CARES Act funding provided to Public Housing Agencies within the State of Connecticut.  This training will utilize information provided within HUD Notices 2020-24, 22, 20, 18, 17, 09 and 08 with a focus on eligible uses of these funds.  Significant questions remain regarding the proper use of these funds as well as the proper reporting of these funds.  The focus of this training will be on how to properly utilize the funds though reporting on the use of these funds will be discussed.  This webinar will include a question and answer period at the end of the program.

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REAC releases Inspection Procedures Notice
On September 29, 2020, HUD REAC Released Inspector Notice 2020-01, detailing inspection protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. This REAC inspector notice provides clear and concise guidance for the return of REAC inspections. In previous correspondence with REAC leadership, they made it clear that safety would come first and this notice sets that promise to practice. This notice lays out a careful and thoughtful process, with specific requirements for both the REAC inspectors and property representatives.
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CARES Act Funding Extension and Reporting Reqs Announced

On September 14, HUD issued Notice PIH-2020-24 titled “Extension of Period of Availability for CARES Act Supplemental Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Funds, Guidance on CARES Act Financial Reporting Requirements (FDS and Quarterly Reporting), and Other CARES Act Provisions.” The notice provides information on CARES Act funding extensions, annual reporting, and quarterly reporting for PHAs that have received supplemental Operating Fund, Admin Fees, and Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) via the CARES Act. The notice also describes the reporting process PHAs must undertake for supplemental CARES Act funding. Read the full notice here.

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FORE!!  Next up - our John J. Kelly Annual Golf Outing

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Chippanee Golf Course: 12:30 PM
Foursomes are sold out! 
Thank you to our title sponsors:

J.D'Amelia & Associates, Imagineers, LLC & Q A + M Architecture

Check out our Facebook page for all the pics!
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THANK YOU! for attending, sponsoring, speaking and exhibiting at our 2020 CONN NAHRO Virtual Annual Convention! 

We truly appreciate all your efforts and support!  

Take a moment to complete our post event survey!
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Extra Extra Read all about it! 
Check out the latest edition of our CONN NAHRO Connections! 

In this issue:

- CONN NAHRO Virtual Convention August 24 and 25
- Six Feet of Influence
- New Accounting Rules for Leases
- Preparing for the Impact of the CARES Act on PHA Audits
- Good News about Health and Wellness

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 10% off our Online Housing Manager Certificate Series!

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Alternatives to the State Police Background Check:

Multi State - CoreLogic Safe Rent

National Credit Reporting

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2020 Website Sponsorships are now available.  Click here to renew or add your logo to CONN NAHRO!

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For Connecticut Coronavirus updates and numbers click here.

Please click here to view the NERC NAHRO Coronavirus Resource page.

Additional resources re: COVID19 and housing guidelines can be found here:
National NAHRO - NAHRO            

US Department of Housing & Urban Development -  HUD              
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC

FBI updates on scams related to COVID - 19

Also, the CONN NAHRO staff is available to you:

Phone: (860) 430.4971         Email:: admin@conn-nahro.org

     Stay safe and healthy and thank you for your continued support
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CONN-NAHRO brings together state, local and national resources to creating safe, decent affordable and public housing.

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