How to Handle Solar Credits on Household Utility Bills

August 11, 2022    
The Biden administration recently announced HUD efforts to connect families served by HUD programs to solar power and help lower their electricity bills. "As extreme heat continues to affect tens of millions of Americans, hitting low-income families harder than others, President Biden is...
Compliance

4 Tips for Complying with HUD's Title VI Guidance When Maintaining Waitlists

August 11, 2022    
In the last year, HUD has directed more attention to how federally assisted housing providers are marketing their sites and operating their waitlists. Earlier this year, HUD released its first ever Equity Action Plan in coordination with the Biden administration’s whole-of-government equity...
Recent Court Rulings

PHA Can Evict Resident for Guest's Criminal Behavior

August 11, 2022    
HUD says owners may terminate tenancy for any of the following types of criminal activity by a covered person (that is, a tenant, household member, guest, or other person under the tenant’s control): 1.       Any criminal activity that threatens the health,...
In the News

GAO Gives HUD Update on Open Recommendations

August 11, 2022    
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently reminded HUD of some ways it could improve its operations. In November 2021, GAO reported that 67 percent of its recommendations for HUD made four years prior were implemented. And HUD has implemented four of GAO’s 13 priority...
In the News

HUD Offers Additional $113M to Build Renter Resiliency

August 11, 2022    
HUD recently released an agenda for economic justice that describes actions the department will take to help low-income renters build assets, along with a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $113 million for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program to help HUD-assisted families increase earned...
Feature

HUD Finalizes Streamlined Management and Occupancy Review Scheduling

July 14, 2022    
For high-scoring sites, MORs could be less … less frequent, that is.  
Maintenance

Require Residents to Report Maintenance Problems

July 14, 2022    
Most residents are good about reporting maintenance problems. Some owners and managers may say that they’re too good. But there are residents who don’t report maintenance problems. Perhaps these residents are too busy or don’t want members of your maintenance staff in their units...
Income Calculations

IRS Increases Standard Mileage Rate for Remainder of 2022

July 14, 2022    
As of July 1, the standard mileage rate used to deduct eligible business trips in a vehicle on tax returns increased by 4 cents, to 62.5 cents per mile. And the new rate for mileage to and from medical treatment for residents is 22 cents. These new rates apply to trips during the second half of...
In the News

Housing Report Highlights Affordability Challenges

July 14, 2022    
A surge in consumer prices has made the affordability challenge for renters even more severe, particularly for low-income households and households of color, according to The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) annual report, “The State of the Nation’s Housing...
In the News

House Appropriations Committee Advances Final Appropriations Bills

July 14, 2022    
The House Appropriations Committee recently approved a fiscal 2023 funding bill that covers the Department of Transportation and HUD. This was the last of 12 annual government funding bills to pass out of the committee this year and its passage capped off weeks of partisan battles over how the...