Certification

Avoid Unnecessary Delays with Document Checklist for Certification Interviews

September 12, 2018    
HUD requires managers to cover a long list of topics during the certification meetings. At these times, it’s important that households bring certain key documents with them to the certification interview. These are documents containing the information you need to process the initial...
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HUD Publishes FY 2019 Fair Market Rents

September 12, 2018    
HUD recently announced in the Federal Register the publication of FY19 Fair Market Rents (FMRs). FMRs are used to determine payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, initial rents in the Moderate...
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HUD Awards $99M to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities

September 12, 2018    
HUD recently awarded $98.5 million to 285 local public housing authorities across the country to provide permanent affordable housing to nearly 12,000 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities. The housing assistance is provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice...
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HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

September 12, 2018    
According to the new 2017 American Housing Survey recently released by HUD, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), renters are three times more likely to need financial assistance to evacuate during a major disaster than those who own their own homes. The new...
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HUD Launches Campaign to Boost Landlord Acceptance of Housing Vouchers

September 12, 2018    
HUD recently announced a new task force aimed at boosting landlord participation in the Housing Choice Voucher program. HUD’s HCV program is the nation’s largest rental subsidy program, assisting more than two million low-income households each year. The announcement comes on the heels...
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Federal Court Dismisses AFFH Lawsuit Against HUD

September 12, 2018    
A judge for the D.C. district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by fair housing advocacy groups for a preliminary injunction against HUD for withdrawing the Local Government Assessment Tool, which communities have been required to use in completing the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) that...
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HUD Releases Notice on Executive Compensation for 2017

September 12, 2018    
Recent Court Rulings

Resident Evicted for Repeated Minor Violations

September 12, 2018    
Recent Court Rulings

Enhanced Voucher Holders May Remain at End of Lease Term

September 12, 2018    
Facts: In 1982, a resident and her son moved into a project-based Section 8 site. A few years later, they were joined by the resident’s granddaughter. The resident lived in the unit until her death in 2015. And her granddaughter continues to live there, now with her three minor children.