Pandemic

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.10 Announced

The U.S. Census Bureau today announced the beginning of data collection for phase 3.10 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the…

HUD: New Data Reports Show that Surge in Homelessness Was Averted During COVID-19 National Emergency

Two New HUD reports suggest that federal relief prevented a rise in evictions and homelessness during the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released new research and data showing that, despite historically high housing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of sheltered homelessness declined in 2021. HUD experts and independent research…

SBA: Extension of Moratorium on 8(a) Eligibility Requirement Announced

A Bona Fide Place of Business moratorium will increase the opportunity for small and disadvantaged businesses to expand and grow their businesses Today, on her first day of a multi-city Alaska trip, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the extension of the 8(a) Business Development Bona Fide Place of Business (BFPOB) Requirement Moratorium through…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.9 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.9 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.9 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.9 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.9 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.9 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

SBA: Report Released on Anti-Fraud Control Measures in Pandemic Relief Programs including PPP and EIDL Loans

Eighty-six percent of fraud in small business pandemic relief programs occurred in first nine months of pandemic according to findings in new agency report The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today released a report detailing analysis of anti-fraud protocols put in place by the Biden-Harris Administration in SBA’s four largest pandemic programs. The report “Protecting the Integrity…

CDFI Fund: Sources Sought Notice Issued for the CDFI Rapid Response Program, CDFI Equitable Recovery Program and Emergency Capital Investment Program

On June 15, 2023, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released a Sources Sought Notice for a multi-year evaluation of the CDFI Fund’s CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP), CDFI Equitable Recovery Program (CDFI ERP), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury) Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP). Industry and subject-matter experts are…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.9 Begins

The U.S. Census Bureau today announced the beginning of data collection for phase 3.9 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.8 Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.8 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and…