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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...

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.