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Avoid HUD Scrutiny by Taking Residents' Rent Debt Collection Seriously

November 19, 2018    
Some sites don’t pursue residents aggressively enough to collect back rent owed and excess assistance. They believe that because residents’ income levels are low and the amounts owed are small, it’s not worth the sites’ time or money to chase after these debts. So these...
Q & A

State-Legalized Recreational Marijuana and Federally Assisted Housing

November 19, 2018    
Q With the recent midterm elections, my state has legalized the use of recreational marijuana. Has there been any change in HUD policy with regard to marijuana use in public housing or Section 8 sites?
Q & A

Assessing Whether Tenant Actions Are Deliberate to Avoid Paying Rent

November 19, 2018    
  Q   I have a resident who has been getting family support of $400 per month. She’s now eligible for a Section 8 apartment and the family has informed us they will no longer provide the family support.
Compliance

EIV Income Report Updates Delayed

November 19, 2018    
HUD recently released RHIIP Listserv #416, which explains that, due to technical difficulties, the New Hires, Employment, and Unemployment information in the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system won’t be updated in November 2018 and in December 2018.
Compliance

HUD Issues Best Practice Guidance for Guest Suites

November 19, 2018    
HUD recently released HUD Notice 2018-10, which provides best practice guidance for determining under what circumstances guest suites are permissible in multifamily housing. This best practice guidance is effective immediately for all new and existing FHA-insured and HUD-held multifamily rental and...
Compliance

HUD Releases Notice on Public Housing Heating Standards

November 19, 2018    
HUD recently released PIH Notice 2018-19, “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) – Implementation of Minimum Heating Standards in Public Housing Properties.” It provides implementation guidance related to the minimum heating requirements within public...
Compliance

HUD Updates Guidance for Addressing Low Physical Inspection Scores

November 19, 2018    
HUD recently issued Notice H-2018-08 to provide updated guidance to HUD Multifamily staff regarding actions to take when a private property assisted with various HUD programs has a Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) score of less than 60 and/or when a property owner fails to certify within...
In the News

HUD to Revise REAC Scoring System

November 19, 2018    
As part of its continuing effort to support “decent, safe, and sanitary housing,” HUD announced, in a Multifamily Communications email, that it has been conducting an internal review of the Real Estate Assessment Center’s (REAC’s) physical inspection system. Secretary Carson...
In the News

GAO: HUD Programs Don’t Provide Adequate Staff Guidance for Making DEC Referrals

November 19, 2018    
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that examined the processes for referring cases of potential noncompliance to HUD’s Departmental Enforcement Center (DEC). The GAO looked at three HUD program offices—the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, Public...
Recent Court Rulings

Remaining Widow Doesn't Qualify for Elderly Housing

November 19, 2018    
Facts: A Section 202 site that provides supportive housing for the elderly sought to evict the wife of a deceased resident. She moved into the unit with her husband in May 2004 and lived there continuously for the past 14 years. Her husband, the tenant of record and head of household, died in...