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How to Handle Resident Income Disputes with EIV Data

May 11, 2018    
EIV, which stands for Enterprise Income Verification, is HUD’s web-based tool to help reduce erroneous and improper payments in the agency’s assisted housing programs. The ultimate goal, HUD says, is to ensure that the “right benefits go to the right person.” Using EIV and...
Compliance

An Overview of Model Forms for VAWA Compliance

May 11, 2018    
In the News

Civil Rights Groups Sue HUD for Suspending AFFH Rule

May 11, 2018    
In January, HUD announced that the agency was suspending the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, which required communities to study and rectify policies and processes that stand in the way of racial integration. Passed in 2015 under the Obama administration, the rule aimed to...
In the News

Congressional Democrats Propose to Invest $70B in Public Housing

May 11, 2018    
House Democratic Policy & Communications Committee Co-Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently introduced “A Better Deal for Public Housing & Ladders of Opportunity for American...
In the News

Trump Administration to Propose Rescissions Package

May 11, 2018    
President Trump is looking to cut $15.4 billion out of the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill approved in March, using a process called rescission. This rescission request is expected to include funding from old accounts that was approved but hasn’t been obligated or spent, including HUD...
In the News

HUD Supports Residents' Right to Remain in Their Homes with Enhanced Vouchers

May 11, 2018    
HUD filed an amicus brief through the U.S. Department of Justice to the Court of Appeals in the Third Circuit supporting a tenant’s position that the enhanced voucher (EV) statute requires owners to have good cause to not renew a lease. EVs are provided to tenants living in properties with...
Recent Court Rulings

In-Home Supportive Service Payments Considered Household Income

May 11, 2018    
Recent Court Rulings

HUD Not Liable for Site Owner's Alleged Maintenance Deficiencies

May 11, 2018    
Facts: A resident sued HUD, alleging physical and economic injury resulting from deficient maintenance of her housing complex. The resident claimed that the site’s management and the local PHA didn’t respond to her complaints regarding “a broken refrigerator, water leakage and...
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How to Determine Household Size for Income Eligibility

April 13, 2018    
Correctly determining the size of each household at your site is essential because the income limits you must use to check household eligibility are organized by household size. Although determining a household’s size sounds straightforward, it’s not as simple as counting the number of...