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HUD's Multifamily Housing Office Sends Post-Shutdown Memo

February 15, 2019    

After the signing of the bill that temporarily ended the government shutdown on Jan. 25, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published a memo regarding the resumption of asset management activities. The memo identified the priorities the staff will have in tackling the backlog of...

HUD Sends Proposed Changes to Disparate Impact Regulations to OMB

February 15, 2019    

HUD recently sent proposed changes to the disparate impact regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget. HUD’s disparate impact rule was enacted by HUD during the Obama administration and is used as a way to enforce the Fair...

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Families Relocate to Greater Opportunity Areas

February 15, 2019    

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) recently introduced legislation to provide greater choice and mobility to participants in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program. The...

NYCHA and HUD Announce Agreement for Third-Party Monitor

February 15, 2019    

HUD recently reached an agreement with the City of New York and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide a new roadmap forward for NYCHA that will address the longstanding issues at the housing authority’s sites.

HUD Announces ROSS-SC Awards

January 15, 2019    

HUD recently announced $29 million in grants to public housing authorities (PHAs) and nonprofit organizations to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities through the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC)...

Action Plan Aims to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

January 15, 2019    

The Trump administration recently announced a joint action plan by HUD, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reduce childhood lead exposures and associated health impacts. “HUD is delighted to join the other members...

HUD Posts Notice on Changes to Admission and Occupancy Requirements

January 15, 2019    

In the Public Inspection of the Federal Register, HUD recently posted a 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection on changes to Admission and Occupancy Requirements for Public Housing. According to the notice, it implements changes to the admission and occupancy requirements for the...

HUD Sets Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2019

December 11, 2018    

Operating Cost Adjustment Factor (OCAF) rent increases are based on the OCAFs HUD releases annually in the Federal Register. Eligibility is determined by your HAP contract. If the Rent Adjustment section of your contract or plan of action refers to OCAF adjustments, you’re eligible to...

Study: Post-9/11 Veterans Struggling with Housing Affordability

December 11, 2018    

A recent study from Apartment List, “The Housing Affordability Struggle of 21st Century Veterans,” found that post-9/11 veterans are more likely to struggle with housing affordability than veterans of previous generations. According to the study, post-9/11 veterans have become the...

Public Housing Repositioning Letters Sent to Executive Directors

December 11, 2018    

On Nov. 13, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing sent a letter to Executive Directors of public housing agencies notifying them of their options related to the repositioning of their public housing properties. In the letter, HUD discusses the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)...

Small Area FMR PHAs May Apply for Additional Administrative Fees

December 11, 2018    

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently sent letters to PHAs inviting them to request up to $25,000 in additional administrative fees to reimburse them for the costs associated with implementing Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs). As of April 1, 2018, PHAs in 24...

HUD Publishes Notice on Verifying SSNs for PHAs

December 11, 2018    

HUD recently published Notice PIH 2018-24 entitled “Verification of Social Security Numbers (SSNs), Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits; and Effective Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System’s Identity Verification Report.” This...