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FHA Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium for Homeowners through December 31, 2020

On August 28, 2020, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the 3rd extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through December 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured single family mortgages covered under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

This extension provides an additional 4 months of housing security to homeowners. With this third extension, the FHA has now provided more than nine months of foreclosure and eviction relief to FHA-insured homeowners.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

$1B of CARES Relief for Small Business in PA Governor Wolf’s Recreational Cannabis Bill

Earlier today, August 25, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf called on the Pennsylvania legislature to legalize recreational marijuana and use the tax revenue to help small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, Gov. Wolf’s proposal on recreational marijuana was part of a package unveiled to spend the $1 billion remaining out of $3.6 billion CARES Act funding. The Governor called for a range of spending that would include$225 million in forgivable loans and grants to small businesses and another $100 million for restaurants and bars, hospitality and leisure businesses that have taken a big hit since March with business closures and occupancy restrictions. Tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana would add to the state’s small business funding and half would go to historically disadvantaged businesses.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

Required Minimum Distributions Deadline Fast Approaching

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, changed the 2020 required minimum distribution (“RMD”) rules for any defined contribution retirement plan subject to RMD payments (such as an IRA or 401(k)). If you would have otherwise been subject to a mandatory RMD, you may choose to forgo those distributions for the 2020 year.

To read the full post by Duane Morris attorney Joanna Lardin, please visit the Duane Morris Private Client Services Blog.

New Jersey Makes $25M CARES Funds Available for Certain Small Landlords

On August 7, 2020, Governor Murphy announced the Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program, which will reimburse small residential rental property owners for lost rent revenue due to COVID-19 between April and July 2020. The program is structured to pass the benefit on to their tenants by requiring forgiveness of certain outstanding back rent and late fees.  The rent forgiveness is in exchange for landlords receiving these funds from the state

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

CARES Act Reanimates Sale-Leaseback Tax Benefits

Taxpayers looking to undergo alternative financing arrangements in response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act may look to engage in sale-leaseback transactions to accelerate and utilize the benefits of the CARES Act’s tax provisions.

To read the full text of this article by Duane Morris attorneys William D. Rohrer and Maximilian Viski-Hanka, please visit the firm website.

Congress Extends Paycheck Protection Program Deadline to August 8

On July 1, 2020, the United States Congress passed an extension of the deadline for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans made under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

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Small Business Administration Releases Revised Eligibility Rules for Paycheck Protection Program

On June 24, 2020, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration released an interim final rule updating eligibility criteria for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans made under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

The June 24 interim final rule loosens the eligibility criteria that applied to owners of 20 percent or more of a PPP loan borrower’s equity, specifically concerning the criminal histories of such owners. In addition, the June 24 interim final rule confirms certain other eligibility criteria that will remain in place.

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Congress Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to Revise Key Components of Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPP Flexibility Act), which changes some of the components of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), was passed by the House of Representatives on May 28, 2020, and by the Senate on June 3, 2020. The PPP Flexibility Act is expected to be signed into law soon.

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Small Business Administration Releases Interim Final Rule on Counting Foreign Affiliate Employees under the Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program loan borrowers for application of the 500-employee limit provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The interim final rule provides a safe harbor for applications submitted prior to May 5, 2020, that did not include non-U.S. resident employees in the headcount determination, notwithstanding the prior guidance that was issued requiring that they be included.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, which discusses the interim final rule and its impact on businesses with foreign affiliates, please visit the firm website.