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HUD Issues New Civil Rights Guidance on Marketing, Application Requirements

May 11, 2022    

HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) recently released new guidance to reinforce requirements that HUD-subsidized multifamily housing’s marketing materials and application processes be designed to be inclusive of persons of all races and national origins. The...

How to Comply with the Latest Housing Provisions in VAWA 2022

April 14, 2022    

On March 16, President Biden signed into law the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a 1994 law that provides resources for survivors and prevention of gender-based, domestic, and sexual violence. VAWA’s renewal took on added urgency because of an alarming...

How to Respond to Sexual and Other Discriminatory Harassment Complaints

March 10, 2022    

Sexual harassment in housing is illegal, as is harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, or disability. The Fair Housing Act prohibits harassment, retaliation, and other types of discrimination based on these protected characteristics.

HUD Updates Guidance Related to Carbon Monoxide

February 10, 2022    

Carbon monoxide protections in assisted housing will be enforced.

 

HUD issued Notice H-2022-01 on Jan. 31 to clarify federal requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and detectors. CO is a byproduct of fuel-fired combustion appliances such as furnaces and water heaters...

Follow 3 Tips to Prepare Your Site for Fair Housing Testers

January 14, 2022    

HUD is stepping up the use of testers to uncover housing discrimination.

 

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it had obtained a settlement agreement with a Housing Authority in Oklahoma. The settlement resolved allegations that two of its former employees...

What to Expect When CARES Act Waivers Expire

December 14, 2021    

Through the course of the pandemic, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued waivers and alternative requirements for multiple housing programs. This was allowed through the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. In addition to authorizing over $2 trillion in...

Take 4 Steps When Dealing with a Tenant Hoarder

November 11, 2021    

As the temperature starts dropping across the country, your site may be undertaking increased pest prevention treatments or inspections as pests, particularly rodents, start moving indoors. Unfortunately, some residents are not always diligent about reporting pest issues for reasons such as...

HUD Issues New Eviction Requirements

October 14, 2021    

The rules apply to public housing and project-based rental assistance sites.

 

HUD Responds to Supreme Court’s Block of Eviction Moratorium

September 15, 2021    

We explain some of the actions HUD is taking to help prevent evictions.

 

What to Know Before Setting a Vaccine Mandate for Site Employees

August 12, 2021    

Government and private sector employers are requiring staff to be vaccinated. Should you?

 

While available vaccines have proven effective in controlling COVID-19 and its variants to date, the virus continues to spread, particularly among unvaccinated populations. Officials...

Ask 4 Questions When Reviewing Your Criminal Screening Policy

July 15, 2021    

Two recent HUD actions indicate that owners may need to review their site’s criminal screening policies for compliance. On June 25, HUD issued a new proposed rule to reinstate the discriminatory effects regulations put in place under the Obama administration in 2013. Under the 2013 rule,...

How to Report Household Changes Between Annual Certifications

June 10, 2021    

To ensure that assisted households pay rents appropriate with their ability to pay, tenants must report changes of family income and composition for use in interim recertifications in accordance with HUD requirements. Before the pandemic, this recertification process was done before the...