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...

HUD Aligns Inspection Regulations, Publishes NSPIRE Final Rule

June 15, 2023    

The final rule incorporates important changes based on public comments on the proposed rule.


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.