Feature

Understand 'Foreseeable' Crime to Reduce Site's Premises Security Liability

July 19, 2018    
Every manager’s worst nightmare is a violent crime against a resident at his assisted housing site. And compounding the tragedy of the crime is the risk of liability. You could be held liable for the crime if you knew your residents were at risk of that type of crime. In legal terms, the...
Income Calculations

HUD Working to Resolve EIV Data Issues

July 19, 2018    
According to recently issued RHIIP ListServ Posting #411, HUD has been advised that a number of owners/agents are encountering old or missing data when attempting to view EIV reports for some or all of their sites. If you’re encountering these issues, for compliance monitoring purposes,...
Compliance

RAD Notices Expand Preservation Tools for Low-Income Housing

July 19, 2018    
In 2012, as part of the FY 2012 HUD Appropriations Act, Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to help preserve and improve low-income housing. Administered by HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, RAD allows public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners of private...
In the News

House Passes HCV Mobility Demonstration Act

July 19, 2018    
The House of Representatives recently passed the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2018. It aims to help more Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) households move to communities of their choice, such as communities with high-performing schools, safe neighborhoods, and jobs. The...
In the News

HUD Releases Housing Counseling NOFA for FY 2018

July 19, 2018    
HUD recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Housing Counseling Grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2018. All HUD-approved counseling entities, including state HFAs, are eligible to apply. HUD expects to award $47 million in housing counseling grants to around 300 different...
In the News

Secretary Carson Discusses Reforms at Book Distribution Event

July 19, 2018    
HUD Secretary Ben Carson was recently in Sarasota, Fla., to join the Sarasota Housing Authority and local police for their annual book distribution event. HUD partners with local housing authorities, the National Book Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Urban Libraries Council, and...
In the News

HUD Publishes Notice on Voluntary Transfer and Consolidation of HCV Programs

July 19, 2018    
HUD recently published PIH 2018-12, “Process for Public Housing Agency Volunteer Transfers and Consolidations of Housing Choice Vouchers and Project-Based Vouchers.” The notice can be found at https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/pih2018-12.pdf.
Recent Court Rulings

Delay in Approving Reasonable Accommodation Request Didn’t Constitute Denial

July 19, 2018    
Facts: An elderly Section 8 resident with Alzheimer’s disease rented a studio apartment at a senior living community. After her diagnosis, based on her disability, she requested a reasonable accommodation to move “to preferably a two bedroom to accommodate a live-in caregiver or...
Recent Court Rulings

PHA Properly Denied Section 8 Voucher

July 19, 2018    
Facts: A Section 8 resident sued the owner and the local PHA for allegedly unlawfully evicting her from an apartment in retaliation for filing a small claims lawsuit against the owner. The resident asked a federal district court to reverse the eviction and require the PHA to reinstate her Section 8...
Feature

Six Rules for Avoiding Discrimination When Marketing Your Assisted Site

June 13, 2018    
HUD recently suspended the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. This rule was a 2015 regulation that required any community receiving HUD development block-grant funding to routinely identify instances of racial segregation and provide solutions to counter them. It was intended to fulfill an...