Volume 6, Issue 3
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Calendar of Events
May 23, 2012
June 10-12, 2012
Dare to Dream Conference
June 18-19, 2012
June 20-22, 2012
Environmental Review Training
June 27-29, 2012
Executive Director Training
New HUD Deputy Secretary
Maurice Jones was sworn in on April 18, 2012 as the Deputy
Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD). In this role he is responsible for managing the Department's
day-to-day operations, a nearly $47 billion annual operating
budget, and the agency's 8,900 employees.
Mr. Jones was most recently President of Pilot Media, the largest print
and digital organization in Hampton Roads in Norfolk, VA. Pilot
Media's businesses include the Virginian-Pilot newspaper where he
served as President and Publisher. Mr. Jones served as commissioner
of the Virginia Department of Social Services and Deputy Chief of Staff to Virginia's then-
Governor Mark Warner. Jones was a special assistant to the general counsel and served
as legal counsel to the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
Mr. Jones graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and attended Oxford
University on a Rhodes scholarship. He later earned a law degree from the University of
Virginia. See the Deputy Secretary's full biography on HUD's website.
Executive Director Training
The Denver Office of Public Housing will present three days of
training for Executive Directors of housing authorities in South
Dakota. The training is open to all directors and staff and will
be held June 27-29, 2012 at the Cedar Shore Resort in
The hands-on training will include:
- The Occupancy Cycle: Rent Calculation, Marketing, Utilization and Policies for the
Housing Choice Voucher and Low Rent Programs - Charlotte Keator, Public Housing
- Public and Indian Housing Information Center and Enterprise Income Verification
Systems - Diane Kiles, Financial Analyst
- Financial Management and Financial Assessment Subsystem for Public Housing (FASS-PH)- Lori Strange, Financial Analyst
- Maintenance, Capital Funds/Modernization, Procurement, and MASS - Meghan Anderson, Facilities Management Specialist
Registration for this free training is available online at HUD's website.
Your Door to FHA Homeownership
Phone toll-free (800) 225-5342, M-F, 7am-7pm CT
Search online: www.hud.gov/answers
Online Application for Lender Approval
Effective later this spring,
lenders seeking new FHA
approval will submit the
through an online portal.
Lenders who are currently
packages or plan to apply
in the near future should
email the Lender Approval
& Recertification Division at
OLA@hud.gov in order to
avoid processing delays
during the transition
Lenders are instructed to
include the words "New
Applicant" in the subject
line and include a contact
name and phone number in
the email for a
representative to be able
to contact them.
Lenders should not pay the
application fee through
pay.gov until discussing
FHA recently announced the Pre-foreclosure Program (PFS)
Webinar Training for Real Estate Professionals on August 2, 2012
from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time (CT). The program allows a
borrower in default to sell their home and use the proceeds to
satisfy the mortgage debt, even if the proceeds are less than the
Training and technical assistance will ensure that all partners are
provided with current information on HUD programs and resources available to reduce
foreclosures while fostering an environment that promotes successful implementation of
HUD policy and industry best practices.
The webinar is designed for real estate professionals, but is open to all industry
participants. To register for this free event, sign up online.
Mortgage Settlement in South Dakota
South Dakota's (SD) share of the Mortgage Settlement Agreement
announced in February is nearly $8 million. The settlement is an
agreement with the nations' five largest mortgage servicers which
requires servicers to implement comprehensive new mortgage loan
servicing standards and commit $25 billion to resolve violations of
state and federal law. The settlement for SD provides:
- SD borrowers will receive an estimated $1,148,525 in benefits
from loan term modifications and other direct relief.
- SD borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure from January 1, 2008 through
December 31, 2011 and suffered servicing abuse would qualify for approximately
$2,000 in cash payments to borrowers.
- The value of refinanced loans to South Dakota underwater borrowers would be an
The State of South Dakota will receive a direct payment of $3,019,434.
South Dakota Single Family FHA Information
Tribal Housing Grants
Nearly $2 million in Indian Community Development Block
was recently awarded to the Crow Creek
Housing Authority and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.
Crow Creek Housing Authority's $900,000 grant will
allow the rehabilitation of 34 rental and owner-occupied
housing units on the Crow Creek Reservation. Lower Brule
Sioux Tribe's $900,000 grant will allow the rehabilitation
of 58 rental homes throughout the Lower Brule
This funding is intended to improve housing conditions,
promote community development, and stimulate local
economies by creating construction projects and jobs.
Funding for Homeless Veterans
A partnership between HUD and
the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) provides funding for
homeless veterans through the HUD
-VA Supportive Housing (HUDVASH)
program. The program
provides case management from
the local Veterans Administration facility and housing
vouchers from the local housing authority.
Every year since 2008, HUD and VA have awarded HUD
-VASH vouchers based on geographic need and public
housing agency administrative performance. Recently an
additional 25 vouchers for South Dakota were announced,
increasing the number of vouchers in the state to 220. Of
these 220 vouchers, 90 are in the Sioux Falls area, 95 in
the Rapid City area, and 35 in Meade County.
utilizes the Housing First principle in working
with homeless veterans, an approach that centers on
providing housing quickly and then services as needed.
Housing First is based on the concept that a homeless
individual or household's first and primary need is to
obtain stable housing and other issues that may affect the
household can be addressed once housing is obtained.
Environmental Review Training
Environmental Review Training for state, local and tribal
governments, nonprofit organizations, and consultants will
be held June 20-22, 2012. The training will be available
via video-conferencing in the Sioux Falls HUD office.
Training and course reference materials will be provided.
To register, visit HUD's training calendar.
Sustainable Communities Resources
HUD established the Office of
Sustainable Communities and the
Sustainable Communities Resource
in an effort to create strong,
sustainable communities by helping
communities connect housing to jobs,
foster local innovation, and build a
clean energy economy. In
partnership with other federal agencies, local communities
and regions, it supports research, innovative and inclusive
planning practices, and new strategies for improving energy
efficiency in new and existing housing.
HUD published its inaugural edition of the Sustainable
in February. The Sustainable
Communities Resource Center and the eNewsletter are two
new ways to share information on emerging best practices
that our communities and regions are pioneering to make
our communities more economically competitive, inclusive,
and energy efficient.
The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA)
recently announced a second round of over $2.3 million in
funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program
funds allow state and local governments to
fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or
rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership
or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people.
The first application round was held in February with 6 of
13 applications receiving a total of $2.86 million in HOME
funds. Information about the projects receiving the funding
is available online.
To find out more about the HOME
funding or to submit an application for the second round of
funding, visit SDHDA's website.
The deadline for the HOME funds applications is July 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
HOPE LoanPort is a web-based tool
that streamlines home retention
applications on behalf of homeowners
at risk of foreclosure, allowing housing
counselors to efficiently transmit
applications to mortgage companies.
HOPE LoanPort hosts online training
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays
at 12:00 p.m. CT. For more
information, send an email to the HOPE LoanPort Team at
Public Hearings on Housing Needs
Sioux Falls Community Development will hold two public
hearings on May 23, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in
the Sioux Falls Main Public Library meeting room at 200
North Dakota Avenue. The purpose of the hearings is to
obtain public comments from low-and moderate-income
persons, homeless persons, racial and ethnic minorities, non-
English speaking persons, persons with disabilities, and
entities that provide services to these populations. The input
will be used in the development of the City's priorities for
the 2013 Annual Action Plan. The plan will identify the
sources and uses of funds from HUD's Community
Development Block Grant Program and the Home
Investment Partnerships Program.
Father's Day 2012
Public Housing Authorities
(PHAs) and their communities
are encouraged to participate
in the second annual Father's
Day celebration on Saturday,
June 16th. Father's Day 2012
provides activities to support
the bonding of fathers and their children and connects
fathers to supportive resources. PHAs can register their
Father's Day 2012 events.
Public Housing News-To-Use
For the most current information from HUD's Office of Public Housing in Denver, go to their website.
South Dakota HUD Office
4301 W. 57th Street, Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: (605) 330-4223
Fax: (605) 330-4465
This is a quarterly publication of the South Dakota HUD office. For active internet links, view the newsletter online.
Please contact us if you have any news or updates to include in our newsletter.
Sioux Falls Office Staff
Roger Jacobs Field Office Director
Jacqueline Westover Real Estate Owned (REO) Housing Specialist
Lisa Wright Customer Service Representative
New Bed Bug Notice
In April 2012, HUD released Housing Notice 2012-5
"Guidelines on Addressing Infestation in HUD-insured and
Assisted Multifamily Housing." This notice supersedes
Housing Notice 2011-20. The notice provides updated
information to prevent and address infestations including,
but not limited to bed bugs, insects, and all pests.
The notice provides guidance to owners, management
agents and residents of HUD Multifamily insured and
assisted properties to remind all parties of the importance
of prevention, identification, and treatment of infestations
in HUD-assisted and insured housing. The notice also
provides information and references to best practices
regarding the prevention and control of infestations. It
also reaffirms existing program requirements with regard
to infestations. For more information, read Notice 2012-5.
Multifamily Housing What's New
For the most current information from HUD's Multifamily Housing HUB in Denver, go to their website.
Dare to Dream Conference
The Dare to Dream
Conference will be
held June 10-12, 2012
at the Holiday Inn in
conference is a biannual
for individuals with disabilities of all ages and their
families. The conference provides keynote speakers and
sessions on estate planning, health care, personal safety,
housing, self-advocacy recreation, as well as networking
and sharing opportunities. Staff from the Sioux Falls HUD
office will provide a booth where participants can learn
about affordable housing, fair housing, and other HUD
The mission of the conference is to provide people with
disabilities of all ages and others an opportunity to gain
knowledge, enhance skills, and develop friendships. For
more information about the conference, visit the South
Dakota Parent Connection or call (800) 640-4553 or (605) 361-3171.
Mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: To create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.