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Housing Call: April 19, 2022

Federal updates

  • Democrats are signaling plans to revive a new version of President Biden’s tax and social spending package after Congress returns from recess next week. While timing is tight to accomplish something of this scale prior to November, Democrats want a legislative win ahead of the midterm elections, where races are looking tight. There’s no specific deadline to pass a bill at this point, but some Senators are hoping for a deal to be hashed out around Memorial Day or the mid-summer timeframe.
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking to make housing more accessible to people with criminal records. Over the next six months, Secretary Fudge directed the department to “review programs and policies that may pose barriers to housing for persons with criminal histories or their families.” The aim is to make HUD policies “as inclusive as possible” and improvements could impact nearly 1 in 3 Americans with records who face barriers to finding housing.
  • No new updates since last week on the LIFELINE Act (R. 7078). The bill still needs a Republican co-sponsor for introduction in the Senate and a larger legislative vehicle to move. If Democrats can gain traction on a reconciliation bill, there could be opportunity to roll the LIFELINE Act up into the larger package.

State updates

Each of these documents are available for public review and comment prior to being finalized and submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • The 2021 CAPER will be available for review until April 29, 2022 at 5 p.m.
  • The 2022 Annual Action Plan and the Recovery Housing Program Action Plan are available for review from April 13, 2022 to May 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.

The documents are available at the above links on the North Carolina Department of Commerce website at Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the closing comment date and may be emailed to A virtual public hearing to present each report and plan will also be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to join the meeting via the following link:

Meeting number (access code): 2437 781 2480

Meeting password: 6MZqiEVjU37


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