Feature

Five Tips for Boosting Your Rate of Return of Verification Forms

October 13, 2017    
HUD requires that you verify all information given to you by applicants and residents that affects your assessment of their eligibility for housing and level of assistance. The owner is responsible for determining if a verification documentation is adequate and credible.
Compliance

Overview of HUD's Flood Insurance Requirements, National Flood Insurance Program

October 13, 2017    
Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Between 1980 and 2013, the United States suffered more than $260 billion in flood-related damages. These significant losses translate to a large volume of flood...
In the News

HUD Publishes Preservation Workbook and Recapitalization Spreadsheet

October 13, 2017    
HUD’s Office of Recapitalization recently published two documents designed to support the exploration and decision-making that you’ll undertake to preserve your site. HUD’s Office of Recapitalization defines “preservation” in terms of three major goals—...
In the News

Legislation Introduced to Protect Children from Lead Poisoning

October 13, 2017    
Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) along with Tim Scott (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Todd Young (R-IN), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) recently introduced the “Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017” (S. 1854) to protect children living in federally assisted housing from...
In the News

Study Shows Share of Rent-Burdened Households Declining

October 13, 2017    
A recent report by the NYU Furman Center entitled “2017 National Rental Housing Landscape: Renting in the Nation’s Largest Metros” examined rental housing trends from 2006 to 2015 in the 53 metropolitan areas with populations over one million in 2015, with a particular focus on...
In the News

HUD Considers Regulatory and Administrative Waivers for PHAs in Disaster Areas

October 13, 2017    
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently published a notice in the Federal Register listing regulatory and administrative waivers it will consider if requested by public housing agencies (PHAs) in areas officially designated by the Major Disaster Declarations (MDD) following...
HUD Audits

PHA Didn't Administer Its Operating and Capital Funds Properly

October 13, 2017    
HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited a public housing agency because it was classified as a troubled PHA and based on OIG’s risk analysis of PHAs located in the State of New Jersey. The objective of the audit was to determine whether the PHA administered its operating and...
HUD Audits

PHA Didn't Administer Its Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program Properly

October 13, 2017    
HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) selected a PHA for audit based on a referral from HUD’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement in Seattle. The referral alleged that when the PHA assigned 24 project-based vouchers to the recently constructed site, it didn’t properly execute...
HUD Audits

Owner Mismanaged Its HUD-Insured Section 202 Site

October 13, 2017    
HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited a site because it was a high-risk multifamily project on its multifamily risk assessment for projects within the region. The audit objectives were to determine whether the project owner disbursed project funds for costs that were reasonable,...
Recent Court Rulings

PHA Violated Resident’s Due Process Rights

October 13, 2017    
Facts: A Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program participant sued the local PHA for allegedly violating her procedural due process rights by effectively terminating her HCV assistance without making an official determination that she was subject to termination from the HCV program.