Feature

Get NSPIREd: HUD Proposes Rule to Overhaul Physical Inspections

February 11, 2021    
In the past few years, HUD has reexamined the inspection process used by its Real Estate Assessment Center. REAC is responsible for inspecting properties owned and operated by approximately 3,700 local public housing authorities and approximately 23,000 privately owned apartment buildings...
Dealing with Households

Follow Your Policy to Ward Off Remaining Family Member Grievances

February 11, 2021    
Occasionally, after the death of a resident or head of household, a remaining family member will claim succession rights to the subsidized apartment. According to HUD, a remaining household member is one in which the individual is of legal contract age under state law and was a party to the lease...
Compliance

How to Use Public Housing Funds to Support Internet Connectivity

February 11, 2021    
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently issued guidance regarding the use of public housing funds to support Internet connectivity for public housing residents. PIH has found that although broadband Internet is vitally important for education, employment, health, and...
In the News

Landlord Incentives in the HCV Program: Do They Work?

February 11, 2021    
HUD’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a report on a limited review conducted to determine the use of landlord incentives in the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program to increase landlord participation and retention in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The...
In the News

Nomination for HUD Secretary Advances to Full Senate

February 11, 2021    
The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee recently advanced the nomination of HUD Secretary-designate Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to the full Senate on a 17-7 bipartisan vote. If confirmed, Representative Fudge will be the first woman in 40 years, and the second Black woman, ever to lead HUD...
Feature

How to Tap Funds in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

January 14, 2021    
We explain how renters and owners can access the $25 billion assistance to cover past-due rents.   On Dec. 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the year-end omnibus legislation that includes appropriations for all federal departments and agencies, tax provisions, and much needed...
Compliance

Second-Draw PPP Loans: Do You Qualify?

January 14, 2021    
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the pandemic. PPP loans were intended to cover payroll expenses, as well as qualifying rent, utility, and mortgage payments and...
Q & A

Vaccine Delivery at Assisted Housing Sites

January 14, 2021    
Q Can sites coordinate with local health departments to provide on-site COVID-19 vaccines?
Q & A

Pandemic Adjustments for MORs

January 14, 2021    
Q With rising COVID-19 cases in my area, must unit inspections during on-site Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) still occur? A The Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance program is subject to an annual audit and inspection known as a MOR. It’s one of the tools HUD uses to monitor a...
In the News

Top Management Challenges Facing HUD in 2021

January 14, 2021    
Each year, HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issues a report summarizing what it considers the most serious management challenges facing the department. In turn, HUD is required to include this report in its annual agency financial report.