Feature

HUD Issues New Eviction Requirements

October 14, 2021    
The rules apply to public housing and project-based rental assistance sites.  
Compliance

HUD Announces New Round of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments

October 14, 2021    
We’ll go over the costs eligible for reimbursement, the minimum payment amounts, and how to request CSP funds.  
Compliance

Use Fact Sheet to Help Educate Verifiers on FHA Assistance Animal Rules

October 14, 2021    
Doing so may improve medical professionals’ responsiveness. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits housing providers from discriminating against people with disabilities, including refusing to make reasonable accommodations in policies or practices when such accommodations may be necessary to...
In the News

HUD Extends NSPIRE Physical Inspection Pilot to 2023

October 14, 2021    
On Sept. 28, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate and Associated Protocols (NSPIRE) to April 30, 2023. The NSPIRE demonstration is a part of HUD's efforts to test the overhaul of 20-year-old...
In the News

August Treasury Data Show Increasing ERA Fund Distribution

October 14, 2021    
The U.S. Department of the Treasury released updated Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) spending data through Aug. 31. The data shows that state and local ERA programs have distributed more than 1.4 million payments to households, totaling more than $7.7 billion to support the housing stability of...
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...