Housing Innovations: Sample Process for Waivers

April 28, 2020

AUTHORITY: Housing Innovations

TYPE: Community Sample


  • What programs and program requirements does the April 1 HUD regulatory waiver cover?
  • What do I do if I would like to use the waivers? 
  • What documentation or other info do I need to collect when I’m using the waivers?


HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development issued emergency regulatory waivers to the ESG, CoC and CON Plan requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

In order to exercise these waivers, the recipient must provide notification in writing to the CPD Director of the HUD Field Office serving the jurisdiction. Written notification must be provided at least two days prior to exercising the waiver.  For the CoC program, the recipient is the HUD grantee; for ESG the recipient is Consolidated Plan Jurisdiction.

Included is an example of the waiver notification to be submitted to the CPD director at your local HUD Field Office.