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HUD Responds to Supreme Court’s Block of Eviction Moratorium

September 15, 2021    

We explain some of the actions HUD is taking to help prevent evictions.

 

What to Know Before Setting a Vaccine Mandate for Site Employees

August 12, 2021    

Government and private sector employers are requiring staff to be vaccinated. Should you?

 

While available vaccines have proven effective in controlling COVID-19 and its variants to date, the virus continues to spread, particularly among unvaccinated populations. Officials...

Ask 4 Questions When Reviewing Your Criminal Screening Policy

July 15, 2021    

Two recent HUD actions indicate that owners may need to review their site’s criminal screening policies for compliance. On June 25, HUD issued a new proposed rule to reinstate the discriminatory effects regulations put in place under the Obama administration in 2013. Under the 2013 rule,...

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,...