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HUD seeks public comments on reducing regulatory barriers to expand affordable housing

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a request for information to assist with White House efforts to reduce regulatory barriers and increase affordable housing Public comments are due by January 21, 2020 and counties are encouraged to provide feedback and information with HUD

On November 22nd, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a Request for Information to assist the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing in identifying federal, state, local and tribal laws, regulations and administrative practices that raise the costs of affordable-housing development and contribute to shortages of housing supply. The Notice also seeks data, information, analyses and recommendations on methods for reducing these regulatory barriers. 

President Trump established the Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing via Executive Order 13878 in June 2019 to develop innovative solutions to address regulatory barriers that are inhibiting housing development.

HUD is specifically interested in receiving information, data, analyses and recommendations on the following:

  • Federal barriers to affordable housing development;
  • State barriers to affordable housing development;
  • Local barriers to affordable housing development;
  • Basis for reducing barriers to affordable housing development;
  • Plan development and implementation and
  • Research questions

Comments are due by January 21, 2020, and may be submitted by mail or online. NACo plans to submit comments. Please reach out to NACo Associate Legislative Director Daria Daniel at ddaniel@naco.org with any questions or suggestions for submitting public comments.

To help you prepare comments, please see the How Do I Prepare Effective Comments segment of the Commenting on HUD Rules website.

For more information on affordable housing, please see the following links:

About Daria Daniel (Full Bio)

Associate Legislative Director – Community, Economic & Workforce Development

Daria Daniel is the Associate Legislative Director for Community, Economic and Workforce Development at NACo. Daria is responsible for all policy development and lobbying for the association in the areas of housing, community, economic and workforce development.

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