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Follow Four Rules When Maintaining an Electronic Waiting List

February 15, 2019    
HUD defines a waiting list as a formal record of applicants for housing assistance or assisted housing units that identifies the applicant’s name, date and time of application, selection preferences claimed, income category, and the need for an accessible unit. The waiting list may be kept in...
Dealing with Households

Take Five Steps When Dealing with Difficult Households

February 15, 2019    
Your site may have a few households that occupy a disproportionate amount of your time. These households may make trouble or may invite troublesome guests onto the site. As a result, tensions could escalate between residents or noisy arguments may erupt or other harassing behavior such as loud...
Income Calculations

Apply Three Income Calculation Rules to Section 221(d)(3) BMIR Units that Don’t Get Other Assistance

February 15, 2019    
For Section 221(d)(3) and (d)(4) BMIR multifamily housing, HUD subsidizes an owner’s mortgage by lowering the mortgage interest rate. Sites subsidized under this program are sometimes referred to as Below Market Interest Rate (BMIR) property. Rents aren’t based on a percentage of a...
In the News

HUD's Multifamily Housing Office Sends Post-Shutdown Memo

February 15, 2019    
After the signing of the bill that temporarily ended the government shutdown on Jan. 25, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published a memo regarding the resumption of asset management activities. The memo identified the priorities the staff will have in tackling the backlog of...
In the News

HUD Sends Proposed Changes to Disparate Impact Regulations to OMB

February 15, 2019    
HUD recently sent proposed changes to the disparate impact regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget. HUD’s disparate impact rule was enacted by HUD during the Obama administration and is used as a way to enforce the Fair...
In the News

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Families Relocate to Greater Opportunity Areas

February 15, 2019    
U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) recently introduced legislation to provide greater choice and mobility to participants in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program. The...
In the News

NYCHA and HUD Announce Agreement for Third-Party Monitor

February 15, 2019    
HUD recently reached an agreement with the City of New York and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide a new roadmap forward for NYCHA that will address the longstanding issues at the housing authority’s sites.
Recent Court Rulings

Resident Can't Relitigate Injury Claim Against PHA

February 15, 2019    
Facts: A resident sued the local PHA and HUD for a fractured ankle he suffered when he slipped on a sidewalk in front of the site. The resident alleged that his lease requires the PHA “to maintain the dwelling unit and the project in decent, safe, and sanitary condition,” and that the...
Recent Court Rulings

Owner Can Evict Resident for Marijuana-Related Lease Violations

February 15, 2019    
Recent Court Rulings

PHA Can Terminate Voucher for Qualifying Criminal Activity

February 15, 2019    
 Facts: A Section 8 voucher holder was involved in an altercation involving her sister, a neighbor, and the neighbor’s daughter. She was found guilty on two counts of second-degree assault and was incarcerated at a detention center. After she was released from jail, her unit failed a...