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The Lead Paint Paper Trail: Documents You Need to Avoid Noncompliance

November 12, 2020    
Get the lead out before your next MOR.   When it comes to compliance with HUD rules, you can do everything right, but if you don’t have the paperwork to prove it, you’ll pay a price. And paperwork is a heavy burden when it comes to complying with HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.
Compliance

HUD Multifamily Issues Updated COVID-19 FAQs

November 12, 2020    
On Oct. 14, HUD issued updated COVID-19 FAQs for multifamily housing providers. This is the eighth update to the FAQs. HUD had last issued updated FAQs on July 31. HUD has been using this document to address the concerns of owners, staff, and residents during the pandemic. The latest version...
Income Calculations

HUD PIH, HOPWA Don’t Count $400 Extra Unemployment Benefit as Income

November 12, 2020    
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) recently clarified that public housing agencies (PHAs) and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program will exclude the $400 per week unemployment benefit...
Income Calculations

SSA Announces 2021 COLA Increase of 1.3%

November 12, 2020    
The Social Security Administration recently announced that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 1.3 percent in 2021. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries...
In the News

U.S. District Court Halts HUD’s Revisions to Disparate Impact Rule

November 12, 2020    
A federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction to stop HUD from implementing a rule that would have made it harder to bring discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act. The rule would have required plaintiffs to meet a higher threshold to prove unintentional discrimination, known as...
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Providing Safe Home Modifications for Residents Aging in Place

October 15, 2020    
The number of older adults living in HUD-assisted housing is growing, and the average age of residents is increasing, according to HUD. Helping residents to age in place safely is a win-win for both owners and residents. Typically, residents want to live independently for as long as possible, and...
Compliance

REAC Implements New Inspections Process During Pandemic

October 15, 2020    
In response to the nationwide health crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center recently released Inspector Notice 2020-01, which establishes guidance to all Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) inspectors who conduct physical inspections of HUD-...
Compliance

HUD Publishes Final Section 3 Rule

October 15, 2020    
Each year HUD invests billions of federal dollars into distressed communities across the country for projects that build and rehabilitate housing, improve a variety of infrastructures, build community centers, and help families achieve stability and advancement. One way that HUD achieves these...
In the News

NLHA: Expenses Rise, Rent Revenues Fall, for Affordable Housing Providers

October 15, 2020    
COVID-19 has increased costs and reduced revenue for housing providers, making it harder for them to operate and invest in future housing projects, according to a survey by the National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) and ndp analytics. Conducted in August, the survey asked low- and moderate-...
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CDC, HHS Temporarily Halt Residential Evictions Nationwide

September 14, 2020    
We answer site owners’ FAQs about the moratorium.   On Sept. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took unprecedented action when they officially published an order in the Federal Register to halt all residential...