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HUD Suspends Assessment of Fair Housing Submissions

January 19, 2018    

HUD recently issued a notice extending until after Oct. 31, 2020, the deadline for cities and other participating jurisdictions to submit assessments of fair housing (AFH), the new reporting and assessment tool required by HUD’s 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule. Based...

Preliminary Injunction Orders HUD to Proceed with Small Area Fair Market Rents

January 19, 2018    

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently granted a preliminary injunction against HUD. The court ruled that that HUD didn’t have the authority or compelling reasons to suspend implementation of the use of Small Area Fair Market Rents (Small Area FMRs or SAFMRs) for two...

HUD Withdraws Five Proposed Rules

January 19, 2018    

HUD Implements FAST Act, Authorizes Triennial Reexams

January 19, 2018    

On Dec. 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) into law. The main housing feature of the law includes language giving housing authorities (HAs) and owners/managers the discretionary authority to conduct full income recertifications every...

Secretary Carson Swears in Four New HUD Leaders

January 19, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently administered the oath of office to the following individuals recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate: J. Paul Compton, Jr. to become HUD’s General Counsel; Suzanne Israel Tufts to be Assistant Secretary for the Office of Administration; Leonard Wolfson as...

Senator Sanders Releases Recovery Legislation for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

December 14, 2017    

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with six cosponsors in the Senate, recently introduced the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act. It is co-sponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA),...

HUD Launches EnVision Center Initiative

December 14, 2017    

HUD Issues Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2018

November 21, 2017    

HUD recently published operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project-based rental assistance Section 8 contracts with an anniversary date on or after Feb. 11, 2018. These factors are used for adjusting or establishing Section 8 rents under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and...

Florida Lawmaker Introduces Disaster Housing Bill

November 21, 2017    

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) recently introduced a bill to provide more affordable housing to victims of major disasters. The legislation comes after a series of hurricanes devastated different states and U.S. territories this year. In a statement, Senator Nelson noted that tens of thousands of...

HUD Announces 2018 Section 8 Annual Adjustment Factors

November 21, 2017    

HUD recently announced fiscal year 2018 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) for adjustment of contract rents on the anniversary of those assistance contracts for months beginning after Nov. 8, 2017. The 2018 Annual Adjustment Factors can be found at...

HUD Publishes Preservation Workbook and Recapitalization Spreadsheet

October 13, 2017    

HUD’s Office of Recapitalization recently published two documents designed to support the exploration and decision-making that you’ll undertake to preserve your site. HUD’s Office of Recapitalization defines “preservation” in terms of three major goals—...

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