Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.6 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.6 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to provide near real-time data on how the COVID-19 pandemic, and changes in social and economic conditions are affecting people’s lives […]

SBA: Statement on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued the following statement regarding the status of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. “This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began distribution of returned funding in the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program, following the program’s closure in June 2021. In doing so, the SBA worked with the […]

CFPB: Supervisory Examinations Find Credit Reporting Failures, Junk Fees and Mishandling of COVID-19 Protections

Agency examiners find legal violations across consumer financial products and services Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new Supervisory Highlights report on legal violations identified during the CFPB’s supervisory examinations in the first half of 2022. The report details key findings across consumer financial products and services, […]

HUD: $2 Million Awarded to Assess the Impact of Emergency Rental Assistance on Housing Stability

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2 million in funding to assess the impact of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. Three awardees, Abt Associates; Princeton University; and the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley, will receive the funds […]

EDA: U.S. Department of Commerce Launches First of its Kind Economic Recovery Corps with $30 Million CARES Act Investment

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $30 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to a coalition of organizations to establish and operate a nationwide Economic Recovery Corps program. This EDA funded program will recruit and place at least […]

HUD: More Than $148 Million in Supplemental Funding Announced for Multifamily Assisted Housing Property Owners to Combat COVID-19

Owners of properties participating in Multifamily assisted housing programs can apply for reimbursement of costs for property improvements and other measures that protect residents from COVID-19. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced today that it is opening a new application period […]

HUD: Important New Milestone Reached in American Rescue Plan’s Emergency Housing Voucher Program

“At HUD we are pleased that over 35,000 households have been averted from homelessness and have successfully leased their own rental housing thanks to our Emergency Housing Voucher Program. This marks a major step forward in our efforts to realize the ambitious goals we set when the program was established […]

EDA: $53 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds and CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested Last Week

Last week, the following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds and CARES Act Recovery Assistance programs: September 28, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Boost Tourism by Making Recreational Infrastructure Improvements in Portland, Oregon September 27, 2022 – U.S. Department […]