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New Guidance Allows Additional Multi-Family Properties to Access Weatherization Funds

Owners and managers of HUD-assisted multi-family properties can now self-certify that their property meets the income requirements in order to qualify for Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds. Though HUD and the Department of Energy released a list of automatically qualified multi-family properties in March 2010, data limitations prevented the inclusion of many properties that contain multiple buildings and addresses. New guidance issued by HUD lays out the process for self-certifying that each building at a property houses at least 66% residents (50% for buildings with two to four units) with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level. Click here for the HUD notice.

Oregon received $38 million in WAP funds after the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009. Though Administration officials estimate a national average below 10%, multi-family properties account for approximately 36% of awarded ARRA WAP funds in Oregon.

— Posted on 3/09/2011