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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...

Prepare for HUD's New Approach to Physical Inspections

May 11, 2021    

REAC inspections resume June 1 with more advance notice and safety protocols.

 

On April 23, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announced that HUD will substantially increase housing inspections for public housing and multifamily housing beginning on June 1. She noted that HUD...

Government Steps Up Enforcement of CDC Eviction Moratorium

April 9, 2021    

Owners who violate the moratorium, now extended through June, face stiff penalties for violations.

 

HUD to Fight Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

March 11, 2021    

We’ll explain why and how—and what you can do to avoid discrimination claims.

 

On Feb. 11, HUD announced in a memo that its Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) will fully enforce the Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination because of sexual...

Get NSPIREd: HUD Proposes Rule to Overhaul Physical Inspections

February 11, 2021    

In the past few years, HUD has reexamined the inspection process used by its Real Estate Assessment Center. REAC is responsible for inspecting properties owned and operated by approximately 3,700 local public housing authorities and approximately 23,000 privately owned apartment buildings...

How to Tap Funds in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

January 14, 2021    

We explain how renters and owners can access the $25 billion assistance to cover past-due rents.

 

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the year-end omnibus legislation that includes appropriations for all federal departments and agencies, tax provisions,...

How to Conduct Remote Informal Hearings

December 9, 2020    

HUD has finally issued guidance on how to handle hearings and briefings that were typically held face-to-face before the pandemic. On Nov. 20, HUD released Notice PIH 2020-32, “Guidance for PHAs on the Allowability of Remote Hearings and Remote Briefings.”

Under this notice,...

The Lead Paint Paper Trail: Documents You Need to Avoid Noncompliance

November 12, 2020    

Get the lead out before your next MOR.

 

When it comes to compliance with HUD rules, you can do everything right, but if you don’t have the paperwork to prove it, you’ll pay a price. And paperwork is a heavy burden when it comes to complying with HUD...

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...