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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...

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...