How HOTMA Affects Number of Site-Assigned Project-Based Vouchers

June 17, 2024    

HUD issues HOTMA final rule for voucher programs.



HUD recently published a new HOTMA final rule implementing a number of changes made by the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and the project-...

How to Avoid Discrimination When Using AI in Tenant Screening

May 14, 2024    

HUD warns against artificial intelligence-based housing discrimination.



The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the multifamily industry has been raising red flags. As an increasing number of tenant screening companies claim to use AI to...

HUD Clarifies Non-Rent Fees in HUD-Assisted Housing

April 12, 2024    

Make sure your staff knows which non-rent fees are allowable and which aren’t.



New HOTMA Guidance Allows Asset Limit Discretion for Existing Households

March 12, 2024    

And the TSP compliance deadline has been extended to May 31.



When it was originally released last September, HUD’s HOTMA implementation guidance was in the form of a joint Office of Housing and Office of Public and Indian Housing Notice (Notice H 2023-...

How to Incorporate HOTMA Discretionary Policies into Tenant Selection Plans

February 14, 2024    

Update your Tenant Selection Plan by March 31.


According to the HUD Handbook, multifamily housing owners are required to develop and make public written tenant selection policies and procedures. This Tenant Selection Plan (TSP) describes the procedures for processing and...

Follow 6 Guidelines When Creating Site’s Disaster Preparedness Plan

January 12, 2024    

Severe weather is in the forecast. Is your site prepared?



Increasingly frequent and severe weather events pose a growing threat to federally assisted housing and its residents. Extreme weather events can lead to flooding, power loss, property damage,...

HUD Proposes “30-Day Notice” Rule for Nonpayment of Rent

December 10, 2023    

The proposed rule would formalize notice changes made during the pandemic.



HOTMA Spotlight: Track Annual Inflationary Adjustments and Passbook Rate

November 13, 2023    

Prepare for how these annual changes will affect income certifications.



The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) Final Rule requires that certain amounts used to make income, asset, and eligibility determinations be adjusted by an...

HUD Delays HOTMA Implementation for Multifamily Housing

October 19, 2023    

And affirms discretionary enforcement of new asset limits.



How to Comply with Federal Protections for Tenant Organizing in HUD-Assisted Housing

September 18, 2023    

The penalties for violating a resident’s right to organize are stiff.


Residents have certain rights involving resident organizations. HUD has “Right to Organize” regulations that affirm and protect the rights of residents in privately owned HUD-assisted...

How to Treat Financial Benefits Households Get from Community Solar Programs

August 14, 2023    

Do you factor the benefit into the tenant’s utility allowance or include it in annual income?


Final NSPIRE Inspection Standards: What You Need to Know

July 14, 2023    

The notice marks the first comprehensive overhaul of inspection standards in 20 years.


HUD recently published the Final Notice for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) in the Federal Register. There are four main notices to HUD’s...