Feature

What to Know Before Setting a Gun Policy at Your Site

September 24, 2018    
Each week, gun-related violence makes headlines, followed shortly by hotly contested debates on gun control. The right to bear arms as defined by the U.S. Constitution, as well as by many state constitutions, has and remains an issue that divides individuals, businesses, communities, and...
In the News

HUD Offers Rule Waivers in 2018 Disaster Areas

September 24, 2018    
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently published a Federal Register notice informing public housing agencies about waivers of HUD requirements they may request in the aftermath of a presidentially declared Major Disaster Declaration (MDD) during calendar year 2018. To obtain...
In the News

HUD Awards Over $12M to Help Tribal Communities Make Housing Safer

September 24, 2018    
HUD recently awarded more than $12 million in Healthy Homes Production grants to 13 Tribes and Tribal agencies to protect children and families from home health and safety hazards. The grant funding will assist and protect families by targeting health hazards in 1,300 low-income homes with...
In the News

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Affordable Housing Development Regulatory Burdens

September 24, 2018    
The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance recently held a hearing to review “The Cost of Regulation on Affordable Multifamily Development.” At the hearing, expert witnesses identified specific regulations at the federal, state, and local levels that can increase...
In the News

Florida PHA to Pay $100,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim

September 24, 2018    
A public housing provider in Florida recently agreed to pay a $100,000 settlement to resolve a female resident’s allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation. The case began when the resident filed a HUD complaint, alleging that one of the provider’s maintenance workers subjected...
HUD Audits

Texas Site Subsidized Unsupported Tenants and Uninspected Units

September 24, 2018    
HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the multifamily Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program at the Louis Manor Apartments in Port Arthur, Texas, because OIG’s analysis of Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System data showed red flag indicators at Louis...
HUD Audits

Colorado PHA Used Operating Funds Improperly

September 24, 2018    
HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the Meeker Family and Elderly Housing project based on a referral from HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs in Denver. The project is owned and managed by the Meeker Housing Authority. HUD alleged that the owner had failed to file...
HUD Audits

HUD Didn't Provide Adequate Oversight of Its Family Self-Sufficiency Program

September 24, 2018    
HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program as part of its annual audit plan.
Recent Court Rulings

Owner Discriminated by Refusing Reasonable Accommodation

September 24, 2018    
Facts: A disabled Section 8 resident claimed the site owner discriminated against her on the basis of her disability by refusing to allow her sister and primary caretaker to live in her unit.
Recent Court Rulings

PHA Didn't Take Away Voucher Holder's Property Interest

September 24, 2018    
Facts: In late August 2017, a resident with a Section 8 voucher began house-sitting for her daughter while the daughter attended a funeral. The resident returned to her unit briefly on Sept. 4 and 11 and then returned permanently on Sept. 29. During the period the resident was away from her unit,...