Feature

Prepare for HUD's New Approach to Physical Inspections

May 11, 2021    
REAC inspections resume June 1 with more advance notice and safety protocols.   On April 23, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announced that HUD will substantially increase housing inspections for public housing and multifamily housing beginning on June 1. She noted that HUD’s inspections are...
Income Calculations

Don't Count Unemployment Benefits and Child Tax Credit as Income

May 11, 2021    
HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs recently issued guidance regarding the treatment of unemployment benefits under the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act and the monthly child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARPA).
Compliance

Can a Family Member Be a Live-In Aide?

May 11, 2021    
A family member can seek to qualify as a live-in aide as long as HUD requirements are met. HUD defines a live-in aide as “a person who resides with one or more elderly persons, near-elderly or persons with disabilities” and is necessary to offer care and well-being services. HUD adds...
In the News

HUD and HHS to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations

May 11, 2021    
HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra recently announced a joint-agency effort to increase access to COVID-19 prevention and treatment services, including testing and vaccines, among disproportionately affected communities, including among HUD-...
In the News

Federal Judge Vacates CDC Eviction Moratorium

May 11, 2021    
The Justice Department is appealing the decision.   On May 5, 2021, a federal judge in the District of Columbia set aside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nationwide moratorium on residential evictions, which the CDC had recently extended beyond its congressionally approved...
Feature

Government Steps Up Enforcement of CDC Eviction Moratorium

April 9, 2021    
Owners who violate the moratorium, now extended through June, face stiff penalties for violations.  
Compliance

HUD Nixes 'Mixed Immigration Status' Proposed Rule

April 9, 2021    
On April 2, HUD formally withdrew a Trump era proposed rule that would’ve adjusted how rental assistance is prorated to households with mixed immigration status. Instead of continuing to allow mixed-status households to live in HUD-assisted housing and prorating the amount of their assistance...
Compliance

Income Limits Rise for FY 2021

April 9, 2021    
On April 1, HUD issued the fiscal year 2021 income limits that determine eligibility for various HUD-assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 Housing for the Elderly, and Section 811 Housing for Persons with...
In the News

American Jobs Plan Encompasses Affordable Housing Infrastructure

April 9, 2021    
On March 31, the White House released an outline of a $2 trillion plan to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, with a focus on stimulating the long-term recovery of the American economy, combating climate change, and addressing persistent racial injustice. The framework, called the American Jobs Plan,...
Dealing with Households

Emergency Rental Assistance Program: 2020 Act vs. 2021 Act

April 9, 2021    
On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which passed in the U.S. Senate by a narrow 50-49 vote on March 6 and in the U.S. House of Representatives by a 220-211 vote on March 10, signifies the Biden...