Providing Safe Home Modifications for Residents Aging in Place

October 15, 2020    

The number of older adults living in HUD-assisted housing is growing, and the average age of residents is increasing, according to HUD. Helping residents to age in place safely is a win-win for both owners and residents. Typically, residents want to live independently for as long as possible,...

CDC, HHS Temporarily Halt Residential Evictions Nationwide

September 14, 2020    

We answer site owners’ FAQs about the moratorium.


On Sept. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took unprecedented action when they officially published an order in the Federal Register to halt...

Management & Occupancy Reviews: What to Expect During COVID

August 11, 2020    

Will your MOR be less?



The Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance program is subject to an annual audit and inspection known as a Management and Occupancy Review (MOR). It’s one of the tools HUD uses to monitor a site to ensure that the owner is...

Reduce Costs, Save Time When Recertifying Income

July 14, 2020    

HUD recently published the final rule implementing Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act legislation. HUD’s December 2017 interim rule amended regulatory language that applies to Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher program, Section 8, and Section 202/811 PAC/PRAC...

How to Restrict Residents' Right to Have Visitors During Pandemic

June 12, 2020    

Restricting visitors may be a legitimate health measure—as long as the restrictions are reasonable.


Domestic Violence During the Pandemic: How to Ensure Safe Housing at Your Site

May 29, 2020    

For victims of domestic violence, staying at home during the pandemic may not be the safest option.


HUD Updates the COVID-19 Multifamily Q&A

May 1, 2020    

Here’s how to comply with the latest guidance on CARES Act provisions, building operations, and certifications.


On April 14, HUD published another update to the HUD COVID-19 Q&A document. HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, which oversees...

Is Your Site Prepared for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

March 30, 2020    

We'll review the best practices for operating a housing site during a public health crisis.



Whether or not cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in your area, you should review your site’s emergency response plans and update them accordingly as a...

Minimize Tenant Fraud by Following HUD's SSN Rules

February 28, 2020    

Tenant fraud occurs when an applicant or household member deliberately provides false or misleading information or omits key facts to obtain or increase the amount of assistance provided, and then signs or declares that the lies or omissions are true.

The Risk of the Incomplete Lease

January 29, 2020    

Leases that don't have the required attachments will raise red flags for auditors.

How to Execute a Repayment Agreement Properly

December 13, 2019    

HUD expects owners to enforce program requirements set forth in the HUD Handbook and the HUD model lease. In fact, HUD requires owners to investigate and research discrepancies and possible errors to promote income and rent integrity [HUD Handbook 4350.3, par. 8-18(A)]. Likewise, HUD expects...

How to Handle Online Assistance Animal Certifications for Reasonable Accommodations

November 22, 2019    

Recently, HUD’s focus has been directed to certain websites that may be selling assistance animal verifications. HUD Secretary Ben Carson has written to Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Joseph J. Simons and Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection Andrew Smith...