Feature

Domestic Violence During the Pandemic: How to Ensure Safe Housing at Your Site

May 29, 2020    
For victims of domestic violence, staying at home during the pandemic may not be the safest option.  
Compliance

Follow HUD Rules When Using Electronic Signatures, Document Delivery

May 29, 2020    
In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD made certain limited electronic signing and document delivery options available to help reduce virus exposure for important resident interactions such as income recertifications and applicant processing. In a new notice issued by HUD’s Office...
Compliance

Rundown of Recent Updates to HUD’s COVID-19 Q&A

May 29, 2020    
In May, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, which oversees contracts with private owners of HUD-assisted properties, made a fifth and sixth update to its “Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders: Coronavirus (COVID-19).” HUD has been using...
In the News

HUD's Fourth Wave of CARES Funds to Help People with Disabilities

May 29, 2020    
HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently announced nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding, supporting up to 8,300 additional vouchers. Provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, this wave of relief funds is intended to provide affordable housing...
In the News

GAO Issues Additional Priority Recommendations for HUD

May 29, 2020    
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report with priority recommendations to HUD, outlining 17 “priority open” recommendations. These are GAO recommendations that warrant priority attention from heads of key departments or agencies because their...
Feature

HUD Updates the COVID-19 Multifamily Q&A

May 1, 2020    
Here’s how to comply with the latest guidance on CARES Act provisions, building operations, and certifications.   On April 14, HUD published another update to the HUD COVID-19 Q&A document. HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, which oversees contracts with private...
Compliance

Follow Five Rules to Reduce the Risk of Sexual Harassment Claims

May 1, 2020    
In April, HUD observed Fair Housing Month by initiating a campaign against sexual harassment. This year's theme focused on protecting individuals from harassment by property owners, managers, maintenance workers, or other residents, and helped educate the public about what behaviors and actions...
Compliance

HUD Publishes 2020 Income Limits

May 1, 2020    
HUD recently published the income limits for HUD programs. These new income limits are effective as of April 1, 2020. HUD sets income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including:
Dealing with Households

Remind Residents of Their Rent Responsibilities During COVID Crisis

May 1, 2020    
On April 24, HUD published a resource addressing tenant rent concerns during the temporary COVID-19 evictions ban. The brochure applies to assisted and insured housing programs administered by HUD’s Office of MFH Programs. The brochure doesn’t apply to participants in the Public Housing...
Income Calculations

CARES Act Changes Required Minimum Distribution Rules for 2020

May 1, 2020    
Senior citizens who apply to or already live at your site may have income from certain types of retirement plans. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides for a temporary waiver of required minimum distributions (RMDs) that would otherwise be payable in 2020 for IRC...