Feature

HUD Responds to Supreme Court’s Block of Eviction Moratorium

September 15, 2021    
We explain some of the actions HUD is taking to help prevent evictions.  
Q & A

Including All Applicant Screening Criteria in Tenant Selection Plans

September 15, 2021    
Q We share our rental criteria with applicants but haven't disclosed what the minimum credit score required is. Are we supposed to share this minimum credit score? A Yes. If your site is using a minimum credit score to determine eligibility, that information must be disclosed, notes HUD...
Dealing with Households

Treasury Adds 7 Policies to Expedite ERA Distribution

September 15, 2021    
The Treasury Department recently released updated Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) spending data through July 31. So far, state and local programs have spent more than $5.1 billion to support the housing stability of vulnerable renters out of the $25 billion allocated under the first round of ERA...
Compliance

HUD REAC Rescinds Latest Amendment to COVID-19 Inspection Guidance

September 15, 2021    
On Aug. 10, HUD released Inspector Notice 2021-02, Amendment to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Inspection Guidance. Due to the prevalence of the Delta COVID-19 variant, HUD has since rescinded the notice with its updates to the scheduling of Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections and its changes...
In the News

White House Releases Fact Sheet on Increasing Affordable Housing

September 15, 2021    
On Sept. 1, the White House released a fact sheet on the Biden administration’s efforts to increase the affordable housing supply. The plan is to create 100,000 additional affordable homes for homeowners and renters over the next three years, with an emphasis on the lower and middle segments...
In the News

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance, Regulatory Waivers for Ida Survivors

September 15, 2021    
HUD announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for areas of Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida. The president’s declaration of these places as disaster areas allows HUD to aid impacted families living in identified parishes. As part of the assistance, HUD has issued a...
Feature

What to Know Before Setting a Vaccine Mandate for Site Employees

August 12, 2021    
Government and private sector employers are requiring staff to be vaccinated. Should you?   While available vaccines have proven effective in controlling COVID-19 and its variants to date, the virus continues to spread, particularly among unvaccinated populations. Officials have been trying...
Dealing with Households

CDC Issues Targeted Eviction Moratorium Through Oct. 3

August 12, 2021    
On Aug. 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a limited eviction moratorium covering renters living in communities experiencing a substantial or high level of COVID-19 transmission. The CDC’s original moratorium was allowed to expire on July 31, leaving an estimated 6...
Compliance

HUD Multifamily Updates COVID-19 Q&A, Addresses ERA Program

August 12, 2021    
On July 29, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing published an update to the COVID-19 Q&A. This is the 11th update to the FAQs since the pandemic began. This update extends certain deadlines and waivers, clarifies previous guidance, and adds new questions regarding the Emergency Rental...
HUD Audits

Office of Multifamily Housing Fails to Ensure Timely Resolution of Health & Safety Complaints

August 12, 2021    
In July 2019, an explosion occurred at the Calloway Cove Apartments, a Section 8-assisted site in Jacksonville, Fla. The explosion resulted in a fire that injured several people. HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center had identified life-threatening health and safety deficiencies at the property...