Q & A

Vaccine Delivery at Assisted Housing Sites

January 14, 2021    

Q Can sites coordinate with local health departments to provide on-site COVID-19 vaccines?

Pandemic Adjustments for MORs

January 14, 2021    

Q With rising COVID-19 cases in my area, must unit inspections during on-site Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) still occur?

A The Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance...

What Should You Do When a Resident Has a Confirmed Case of COVID-19?

June 12, 2020    

SITUATION: You just found out that Ann Smith, one of your residents, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in self-isolation for 14 days. You immediately report the case to the local health authorities. You post signs and notices in common areas alerting other residents...

Is Resident Association’s Fundraising for Resident Activities Permitted?

December 13, 2019    

Q Our site has a “mini-mart”: A resident association buys snack foods at a retail warehouse club and resells them in...

Dealing with Proof of Identity and Second Last Names

November 20, 2019    

Q Some of our applicants, especially those from Puerto Rico, have a second last name on their birth certificate that isn’t on their Social Security card. How should this scenario be...

Handling Payments from Special Needs Trusts

December 11, 2018    

Q I have a Section 8 housing applicant who has a special needs trust. Payment for her part-time attendant and some other expenses are made through the trust. Are regular payments from the trust for the benefit of the applicant considered...

Dealing with Proof of Identity and Second Last Names

December 11, 2018    

Q Some of our applicants, especially those from Puerto Rico, have a second last name on their birth certificate that isn’t on their Social Security card. How should this scenario be...

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?

Medical Marijuana Patients in Federally Assisted Housing

January 19, 2018    

Q I am trying to figure out something with medical marijuana. I believe I’ve read that “regular” marijuana is still not permissible in HUD properties. One of our tenants has been prescribed medical marijuana in the form of...

Resident's Interim Recertification Request Doesn't Affect TTP

December 11, 2015    

Q A resident informed us that she now has a Medicare Part D prescription plan premium being deducted from her Social Security payments. When we go to process the interim recertification it doesn't change the rental amount. Do we still...