Feature

How to Avoid Discrimination When Using AI in Tenant Screening

May 14, 2024    
HUD warns against artificial intelligence-based housing discrimination.     The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the multifamily industry has been raising red flags. As an increasing number of tenant screening companies claim to use AI to detect “higher-risk...
Compliance

Federal Flood Risk Management Standard: What You Need to Know

May 14, 2024    
The final rule aims to help communities reduce flood damage.   HUD recently published a final rule in the Federal Register implementing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). This new rule aligns flood management standards with Executive Order 13690, President Biden’s...
In the News

Funding Available to Address Health Hazards in Low-Income Housing

May 14, 2024    
HUD recently announced nearly $90 million available to reduce residential health hazards for low-income families, including lead-based paint hazards, carbon monoxide, mold, radon, fire safety, and asbestos. This initiative is part of President Biden’s Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan to remove...
Feature

HUD Clarifies Non-Rent Fees in HUD-Assisted Housing

April 12, 2024    
Make sure your staff knows which non-rent fees are allowable and which aren’t.    
Certification

Use Policy Tools for HUD Tenants Behind on Rent to Avoid Eviction

April 12, 2024    
HUD reminds owners of tenant recertification flexibilities.    
Income Calculations

HUD Issues Income Limits for Fiscal Year 2024

April 12, 2024    
The trend in limit increases has continued.    
In the News

Free Energy & Water Benchmarking Services Available Through HUD

April 12, 2024    
More than 700 properties have already signed up for the free service.   Recently, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs sent out information on HUD’s Energy and Water Benchmarking Service available for sites participating in HUD’s Multifamily project-based rental...
Feature

New HOTMA Guidance Allows Asset Limit Discretion for Existing Households

March 12, 2024    
And the TSP compliance deadline has been extended to May 31.     When it was originally released last September, HUD’s HOTMA implementation guidance was in the form of a joint Office of Housing and Office of Public and Indian Housing Notice (Notice H 2023-10). The notice was...
Compliance

How PHAs Can Use Funds to Meet LEP Requirements

March 12, 2024    
HUD has recently published new guidance.   Individuals who don’t speak English as their primary language and have limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English may be a person with limited English proficiency (LEP). These individuals may be entitled to language assistance...
HUD Audits

OIG: HUD Should Improve Oversight of Sites with Low Inspection Scores

March 12, 2024    
HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited HUD’s oversight of multifamily housing properties with failing Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) scores or life-threatening exigent health and safety (EHS) deficiencies. The objective of the audit was to determine whether HUD had...