Best Practices to Avoid Discrimination When Using AI-Based Digital Ads

June 17, 2024    

Three kinds of AI ad tools can get you into trouble when applied to housing.



Savvy use of digital media for marketing purposes can be a useful tool for owners, but it can also get them into fair housing trouble. The same artificial intelligence (AI) and...

HUD to Propose Changes to HOME Program Regulations

June 17, 2024    

We review the proposed expansion of tenant rights and protections.



The Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) in HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) recently announced a preview version of proposed changes to the HOME...

Federal Flood Risk Management Standard: What You Need to Know

May 14, 2024    

The final rule aims to help communities reduce flood damage.


HUD recently published a final rule in the Federal Register implementing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). This new rule aligns flood management standards with Executive Order 13690, President...

How PHAs Can Use Funds to Meet LEP Requirements

March 12, 2024    

HUD has recently published new guidance.


Individuals who don’t speak English as their primary language and have limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English may be a person with limited English proficiency (LEP). These individuals may be entitled to...

HUD Reinstates In-Person Management and Occupancy Reviews

December 10, 2023    

A new HUD memo outlines required and alternative MOR procedures.



HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing recently issued a memo announcing the reinstatement of in-person Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) conducted by Project Based Contract...

HUD Offers New NSPIRE Inspection Checklist for Voucher Inspections

November 13, 2023    

HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center has published a new checklist that PHAs administering HUD’s Section 8 voucher programs can use to conduct the new National Standards for Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) inspection. This new inspection protocol focuses on the health and...

HUD Extends NSPIRE Compliance Date for HCV and PBV Programs

October 19, 2023    

But any PHA that’s ready to implement NSPIRE should do so at its earliest convenience.


On Sept. 27, HUD released a notice under public inspection that extends the compliance period under the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) final...

HUD Survey Seeks Resident Feedback on NSPIRE Inspections

October 19, 2023    

HUD recently announced a new survey to obtain feedback from residents whose units were inspected under the new NSPIRE inspection process. Notice PIH 2023-24/H-2023-10, “Implementation of a Voluntary and Anonymous HUD Inspection Feedback Survey for Incorporation into the National Standards...

HUD Releases NSPIRE Final Scoring, Administrative Procedures Notices

July 14, 2023    

We highlight the noteworthy changes and clarifications in both notices.


HUD’s National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) changes are scheduled to be effective for multifamily inspections as of Oct. 1, 2023. And public housing inspections...

Penalties for Poor-Performing HCV and PBV Owners

May 16, 2023    

HUD recently published Notice PIH 2023-06, Notice on Remedies PHAs have for Poor Performing Owners in the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Programs. The notice informs public housing authorities of the available remedies they have when owners of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and...

HUD PIH Issues Guidance on Over-Income Limits for Public Housing Families

April 14, 2023    

PHAs must fully implement over-income policies by July 14.


Record Retention Requirements to Keep in Mind for Spring Cleaning

April 14, 2023    

As we enter spring, the warm weather and rainy days may motivate you to conduct a thorough spring cleaning of your office files. But before you clean out your file cabinets or declutter your computer files, it’s important to review HUD’s record retention rules first.