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How to Avoid 3 Timing Mistakes During the Verification Process

November 14, 2022    
To calculate and verify household income, applicants and tenants who are at least 18 years of age and each family head, spouse, or co-head regardless of age must provide the site with certain information specified by HUD. To make sure that the assistance is used properly, owners must verify the...
Income Calculations

SSA Announces 8.7% Benefit Increase for 2023

November 14, 2022    
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023.
Compliance

HUD Publishes VAWA Forms for Public Comment

November 14, 2022    
HUD recently modified and published four model forms required by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) and the implementing regulations. The latest update to VAWA occurred in March 2022 when President Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of...
Compliance

HUD Opens Fifth Round of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments

November 14, 2022    
HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs recently announced that the fifth round of application submissions for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments is open for Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811 sites. HUD will make more than $148 million in funding available for owners to submit eligible...
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How to Avoid Mold-Related Injuries, HUD Violations

October 18, 2022    
We’ll give you a two-pronged strategy for setting up a prevention program involving staff and households.  
Income Calculations

Adjusted Annual Income: Understanding the Medical Expense Deduction

October 18, 2022    
One of the biggest challenges for owners and managers when it comes to calculating rent for HUD-assisted sites is determining the appropriate medical deduction for eligible households. Every household spends some of its income on health-related expenses, but not all households and not all expenses...
HUD Audits

OIG Issues Management Alert on Complying with the Lead Safe Housing Rule

October 18, 2022    
OIG says HUD should require owners to document their determinations that work qualifies for the de minimis exemption.   While conducting an ongoing audit of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s management of lead-based paint hazards in its public housing units, HUD’s Office of the...
In the News

HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

October 18, 2022    
The median renter now pays nearly the same as the median owner in total housing costs.   Every two years, HUD and the Census Bureau produce the American Housing Survey (AHS), the most comprehensive analysis of the nation's housing inventory. The AHS is the largest regular national housing...
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5 Tips for Handling Transfer Requests from Households with Disabilities

September 23, 2022    
From time to time, you must transfer a household to another unit to comply with fair housing law. The Fair Housing Act, Section 504, and the ADA prohibit discrimination in housing because of disability. This includes refusing to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities when...
Compliance

Reminder: Install CO Alarms or Detectors by Dec. 27

September 23, 2022    
As we enter the last quarter of 2022, we remind you of Housing Notice H-2022-01 issued early this year, which requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms or detectors in HUD-assisted housing programs starting Dec. 27, 2022. The requirement applies to units covered under Public Housing, Project Based...