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HUD Launches New Community Investment Tool

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) – an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, “How is HUD investing in my community?” CART provides a snapshot of HUD investments across a community, cutting the time it takes to generate this information from several business days to minutes.
 
CART uses geospatial technology to show the wide variety of HUD investments by city, state, county, metropolitan area, or congressional district. It also provides an interactive mapping interface that allows users to explore HUD investments within their community and see property- and grant-level detail at a variety of geographies.
 
“This tool provides real-time information on HUD investments in communities across the country with just a few clicks,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “In today’s 21st century global economy where information is needed almost immediately, HUD is committed to making our resources more accessible and easier to find.”
 
CART includes information on many of HUD’s major programs invested in communities across the country including:

•  Community Planning and Development Competitive and Formula Grants
•  Rental Assistance through HUD's Multifamily programs, Housing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing properties
•  Housing Counseling
•  Signature programs – Promise Zones, Strong Cities Strong Communities and Rental Assistance Demonstration.
•  Census demographic information

 CART is available via Egis.hud.gov/cart and is responsive and mobile-friendly. 


Advancing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 


Recipients HOME and CDBG grants are encouraged to integrate renewable energy generation and energy efficiency measures in their projects. These measures helps reduce energy costs, which can facilitate improved operations and maintenance, and HUD released a toolkit to help grantees integrate renewable energies into their project

 HUD and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a goal of generating 300 MW of energy through renewables for low-and-moderate income housing by 2020, and broadening the goal to include community and shared solar installations.  More information on HUD’s Renew 300 initiative can be found online here.

HUD also released a toolkit to help HOME and CDBG grantees integrate renewable energies into their projects that can be found on HUD’s website here.


Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations


The Community Development Division provides weekly updates on Davis Bacon Wage Rate (DBWR) Determination modifications for Montana. Following are the links to the Current, Advance Notice, and Archived State of Montana General Decision County Index for Davis-Bacon (Link).

Davis-Bacon Act Wage Determinations Due to be Revised (Link)

 Archived Davis-Bacon Act Wage Determinations (Link)

Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) Frequently Asked Questions (Link)

Department of Labor's Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Overview (Link)

Federal Labor Standards Requirements in Housing and Urban Development Programs (Link)

HUD Labor Standards and Enforcement OLR Library (Link)

U.S. Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Resource Book 2009 (PDF)

HUD Federal Labor Standards Provision Form 2010 (PDF)

Making Davis-Bacon Work: A Contractor's Guide to Prevailing Wage Requirements for Federally-Assisted Construction Projects (PDF)

Publications


CDBG Program Income Manual for Revolving Loan Funds (PDF)

Community Needs Assessment (PDF)

County Bridge & Road Capital Improvement Planning & Financing Manual (PDF)

HOME Program Resources


Debarment Information (PDF)

HUD Section 3 Business Registry

HOME Conflict of Interest Process and Procedures (PDF)

Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) (PDF)

  • Webinar from 8/12/2015 (PDF)
  • Webinar from 9/29/2015 (PDF)

Uniform Relocation Assistance (URA)

  • Webinar from 10/23/2015 (PDF)

HOME Rental Recertification and Rent Increase

  • Webinar from 11/18/2015 (PDF)
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Community Planning Documents (Link)

CTAP Publications (Link)

Legal Updates (Link)

Multi-Media Educational Materials (Link)

Useful Links (Link)

Opportunities (Link)

2016 Consultants Directory (PDF)

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Census and Target Rate 2010 Info (Link)

Census and Target Rate 2000 Info (Link)

Low and Moderate Income Maps (Link)

HUD Income Eligibility Calculator (Link)

HUD HOME Income Limits (Link)

HUD HOME Rent Limits (Link)

HUD HTF Income Limits (Link)

HUD HTF Rent Limits (Link)

Current Fair Market Rent Limits (Link)

HUD HOME Maximum Subsidy Limits (PDF)

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Housing Resources


The White Paper:
The first Housing White Paper was developed, printed, and distributed in 2008 by the Housing Coordinating Team. The effort was an attempt to define the problems facing the builders, developers, suppliers, and planners of affordable housing. The hope was that by collaborating on a definition of the problems there would follow a broader understanding and a collective set of solutions.

2012 White Paper - Housing in Montana (PDF)

2010 White Paper: Housing in Montana (PDF)

Summary of White Paper - Updated March 2009 (PDF)

Housing in Montana - The White Paper 2008 (PDF)

Resources for Housing Coordinating Team Members:

Housing Coordinating Team Meeting Information (Link)

Federal Housing Programs: A Critical Source of Housing in Montana (PDF)

NCSHA 2-14 Business, Legislative, and Regulatory Priorities (PDF)

2014 HCT Legislative Priorities (PDF)

Packet of Information for Housing Advocates traveling to Washington, D.C. (PDF)

Other Housing Resources:

Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Disaster Recovery Resource (Link)

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (Link)


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