New Rules in Effect for Section 8 Rent Comparability Studies

May 16, 2023    

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs recently published updated guidance for owners of sites taking part in its Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program. The last update to the Section 8 Renewal Guidebook was in 2017. This recent update is centered around HUD’...

HUD Proposes Updated Housing Inspection Scoring Methodology

April 14, 2023    

HUD is in the process of overhauling its existing 20-year-old housing inspection protocols. The new system-wide housing inspection program is called NSPIRE, which stands for the “National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate.” HUD recently published its proposal for...

HUD Releases Final HOTMA Rule on Income Reviews and Asset Limits

March 15, 2023    

HUD recently released its final rule for implementing the remaining Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) provisions. HOTMA was a bipartisan bill that sought to align and streamline public housing and multifamily programs.

HUD Warns Site Owners & Managers of Lithium-Ion Battery Risks

February 13, 2023    

E-bikes, e-scooters, e-mopeds, and other small electric mobility devices have experienced a surge in popularity. These devices use a small electric motor to increase their range and reduce the effort it takes to reach a destination. For example, e-bikes look and behave like traditional bicycles...

HUD Moves to Implement New VAWA Requirements

January 17, 2023    

HUD recently requested public comment on plans to implement the key changes made by the VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2022 (VAWA 2022) to the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. VAWA 2022 was passed in March 2022, and it became effective on Oct. 1, 2022. The Violence Against Women Act provides...

Follow 4 Tips to Address Resident-on-Resident Harassment

December 14, 2022    

Turning a blind eye can backfire badly, as an Oklahoma owner recently learned.



How to Avoid 3 Timing Mistakes During the Verification Process

November 14, 2022    

To calculate and verify household income, applicants and tenants who are at least 18 years of age and each family head, spouse, or co-head regardless of age must provide the site with certain information specified by HUD. To make sure that the assistance is used properly, owners must verify the...

How to Avoid Mold-Related Injuries, HUD Violations

October 18, 2022    

We’ll give you a two-pronged strategy for setting up a prevention program involving staff and households.


5 Tips for Handling Transfer Requests from Households with Disabilities

September 23, 2022    

From time to time, you must transfer a household to another unit to comply with fair housing law. The Fair Housing Act, Section 504, and the ADA prohibit discrimination in housing because of disability. This includes refusing to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities...

HUD Finalizes Streamlined Management and Occupancy Review Scheduling

July 14, 2022    

For high-scoring sites, MORs could be less … less frequent, that is.


How to Benefit from HUD’s Service Coordinators Program

June 9, 2022    

Service coordinators can be an enormous boon to residents and staff. Here’s how to get with the program.


For federally assisted housing sites, having an on-site service coordinator means vulnerable residents can have easier access to supportive services and other...

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...