Department of Housing and Urban Development

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No extra Appliances

Stop giving people in public housing - air conditioning, dishwashers, washers and dryers. i know people in housing that rent the washers and dryers for cash while taxpayers pay for this. stop giving them appliances the middle class does not have.

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Bring contract work back in house

the contracts for physical inspections (REAC) and Performance Based Contract Administrators PBCA) need to terminated and the work be brought back in house. The cost for full-time employees to complete these tasks would be less than is currently paid to contractors. In addition, when necessary follow-up physical inspections could be completed in a much more timely manner by HUD staff. The PBCA is charged with only a ...more »

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Develop program delivery cost standards for HOME/CDBG

Develop ”activity (program) delivery cost” standards for the HOME and CDBG housing rehabilitation programs and implement the standards in the program regulations. Currently, there is no regulatory standard regarding the amount of activity (program) delivery costs that entitlement communities or non-profits can charge into their programs. HUD (office of Community Planning and Development) has only provided guidance in ...more »

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Stop foreclosure loses

I suggest that homes subject to being foreclosed upon, be considered for occupancy by those qualifying for affordable housing. If the government is willing to pay for housing, perhaps the banks will accept that payment; have the property occupied and owner be subject to something lesser than a total loss of property or financial hardship. Currently banks are losing once taking ownership, properties are vacant and dilapidating, ...more »

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Revised collection of mortgage insurance for loans that have been modified.

Collect monthly mortgage insurance premiums on the modified mortgage amount amortization instead of the original mortgage amount amortization. Also, when the mortgage term is extended due to a loan modification, then collect the monthly mortgage insurance based on the extended term instead of the original mortgage term.

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Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program

What: Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program (THP). How: The idea is to transform the current program into a program that will help individuals and their families transition into independent status within 6 months. This program will restructure the Section-8 funding. Average families typically stay in the program for 2-3 years if not longer, and HUD currently pays market rate for this service. ...more »

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Digitized Faxing

Digital faxing (sending and receiving) is a secure and acceptable method of transmitting documents. It is convenient, safe, and "green". Implementing digitized faxing, both sending and receiving, will improve the qualify of the document, save on printing costs, and is more efficient since it can be done at the work station. This should be implemented government-wide.

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In-source. Nothing New? Save $6,034,400 from just one State!

In-source. Nothing new? What would America's reaction be if you broadcast to them the fact that the government spends $12 million dollars a year (in Ohio alone) to pay for an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC)? What is an ACC? An ACC is a contract that is awarded to Public Housing Authorities (who then subcontracts the work) to process Housing Assistance Payments contracts. An ACC is a contract that requires a GS-13’s ...more »

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Military Housing Assistance Program (HAP) Expansion Needed

Housing Assistance Program expansion needed in critical states to avoid foreclosure of homes for military. Amend the law to expand the period of participation in HAP to include homes bought in all of 2006 by military. Current plan limits to homes bought in 30 June 2006 and this is causing many military to face foreclosure, bankruptsy, risk their security clearnance, or even discharge early from service.

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Analysis of Impediments required by Entitlement Grantees

Currently, an Entitlement is required to only complete an Analysis of Impediments to fair housing choice. This document, generally, is completed in conjunction with the 3/5 Year Consolidated Plan, but is not required to be submitted with the Plan. Therefore, when it is required to review the Analysis of Impediments, most often, it must be obtained from the Grantee. My suggestion is a Community Planning Development ...more »

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Implementation of the Issuance of Section 3 Certification Identification Cards to Qualified Section 3 Residents and Contractors/

I suggest you require recipients of Federal financial assistance take a proactive approach regarding Section 3 of the Housing and Development Act of 1968. The issuance of Section 3 certification identification cards should be implemented and issued to qualified Section 3 residents and contractors/subcontractors. This will allow for better accountability of Section 3 participants. In terms of preferences, the Section ...more »

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Have Cap Limits on Asset Values for Program Eligibility

Put a 20k cap limit (a fair amount) on the valued amount of assets someone can have and still recieve assistance. There are too many families with more than 100k in the bank, owniung other homes and land, living in public housing. These families have plentify resources and other housing choices. We should be prioritizing the many homeless and rent burdened families that do not have choices who are truly in need.

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