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 email@example.com 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:
- NACo launches Housing and Health Action Learning Cohort
- Miami-Dade County uses Homeless Trust to combat homelessness
- HUD opens public comment period for Opportunity Zones grant resource
- Maui County lottery helps first-time homebuyers
- HUD awards $75 million to support local youth housing programs
- County Supervisor tells Congress about the importance of the Community Development Block Grant program