Feature

How to Benefit from HUD’s Service Coordinators Program

June 9, 2022    
Service coordinators can be an enormous boon to residents and staff. Here’s how to get with the program.   For federally assisted housing sites, having an on-site service coordinator means vulnerable residents can have easier access to supportive services and other community resources...
Q & A

How to Treat Employer Contributions to ABLE Accounts

June 9, 2022    
Q An applicant has an ABLE account. He can provide proof that it is an ABLE account and documentation of its balance. Both the applicant and his employer put money into the account. ABLE accounts are not mentioned in the HUD Handbook. Do we count the money as an asset? And is the money his employer...
Recent Court Rulings

PHA Didn't Send a Separate Notice to Vacate as Required by State Law

June 9, 2022    
In a recently decided case, a court found that a public housing agency (PHA) couldn’t evict a resident because the PHA didn’t strictly comply with the state’s notice-to-vacate requirements. Under Texas state law, for a tenant under a written lease, the owner must give the...
In the News

HUD Launches Affordable Housing Supply Initiative

June 9, 2022    
HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge recently announced “Our Way Home,” a new national initiative to increase and preserve affordable housing supply. As part of the initiative, HUD is seeking to learn from and elevate lessons from communities that are building and preserving affordable homes. HUD...
In the News

HUD Expands Asset-Building Support for HUD-Assisted Families

June 9, 2022    
HUD recently announced that it will publish a rule to implement changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The FSS program promotes increased earnings and savings among families receiving HUD-funded rental assistance. To achieve this, FSS utilizes case management and financial coaching...
Feature

HUD Issues New Civil Rights Guidance on Marketing, Application Requirements

May 11, 2022    
HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) recently released new guidance to reinforce requirements that HUD-subsidized multifamily housing’s marketing materials and application processes be designed to be inclusive of persons of all races and national origins. The guidance...
Compliance

Legislators Hold Hearing on Fire Safety, Inspection Standards in HUD Housing

May 11, 2022    
NSPIRE standards’ implementation and pending legislation keeps the spotlight on resident safety.  
Income Calculations

HUD Issues Income Limits for Fiscal Year 2022

May 11, 2022    
On April 18, HUD issued the fiscal year 2022 income limits that determine eligibility for various HUD-assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 Housing for the Elderly, and Section 811 Housing for Persons with...
In the News

White House Announces Reduced Internet Costs for Low-Income Households

May 11, 2022    
The White House and HUD recently announced an expansion of the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the legislators created the ACP, which allows tens of millions of American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $30/...
Feature

How to Comply with the Latest Housing Provisions in VAWA 2022

April 14, 2022    
On March 16, President Biden signed into law the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a 1994 law that provides resources for survivors and prevention of gender-based, domestic, and sexual violence. VAWA’s renewal took on added urgency because of an alarming spike...