HUD: FHA Additional COVID-19 Recovery Options for Homeowners Announced

Streamlined COVID-19 Recovery “waterfall” includes broader payment reductions for those most in danger of losing their homes due to COVID-19 financial hardships The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on July 23, 2021 announced streamlined COVID-19 Recovery options to help homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic bring […]

Census Bureau: Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 5 Weekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from the fifth phase of the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS). Data collection began May 17. Results will be released weekly May 27 to July 22. The SBPS includes questions on small business operations and finances, requests and receipt of assistance, COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, […]

EDA: $4.9 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood Project in Kenosha, WI

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, for road and sewer infrastructure improvements at the 107-acre Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood project. This EDA grant, to be […]

EDA: $2.4 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Expand Broadband Infrastructure in Washtenaw County, MI

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Ann Arbor SPARK, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to construct 20 miles of underground fiber optic cable in the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti […]

EDA: $1.8 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Create Revolving Loan Fund for Small Businesses in Cuyahoga County, OH

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.8 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to provide critical gap financing […]

EDA: $1.1 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Growth of Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Technology Sectors in Fall River, MA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of Fall River, Massachusetts, to support infrastructure upgrades needed to expand three local industrial parks that accommodate advanced manufacturing, life sciences […]

EDA: $1 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Create a Workforce Training Facility and Community Center in Espanola, NM

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, to renovate a former charter school to create a pipefitting workforce training facility and a community center. This […]

HUD: $19 Million Made Available to Fight Housing Discrimination

Grants will support COVID-19 related fair housing enforcement activities The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is making $19.4 million available to help HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) agencies conduct activities that will address discriminatory housing practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.2 Announced

The U.S. Census Bureau today announced the beginning of data collection for phase 3.2 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey. This phase includes new questions on the Child Tax Credit, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), rent/mortgage arrears, utility arrears and restrictions, summer catch-up education activities for grades K-12, and preventative […]

Census Bureau: Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 5 Weekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from the fifth phase of the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS). Data collection began May 17. Results will be released weekly May 27 to July 22. The SBPS includes questions on small business operations and finances, requests and receipt of assistance, COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, […]