Compliance

HUD REAC Rescinds Latest Amendment to COVID-19 Inspection Guidance

September 15, 2021    

On Aug. 10, HUD released Inspector Notice 2021-02, Amendment to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Inspection Guidance. Due to the prevalence of the Delta COVID-19 variant, HUD has since rescinded the notice with its updates to the scheduling of Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections and its...

HUD Multifamily Updates COVID-19 Q&A, Addresses ERA Program

August 12, 2021    

On July 29, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing published an update to the COVID-19 Q&A. This is the 11th update to the FAQs since the pandemic began. This update extends certain deadlines and waivers, clarifies previous guidance, and adds new questions regarding the Emergency Rental...

Be Prepared for Disaster Season: Review HUD Guidance and Site’s Emergency Plan

July 15, 2021    

When Elsa reached sustained winds of 85 mph recently, it became the strongest July storm in the Caribbean Sea since Hurricane Emily in 2005. It was a hurricane that formed far earlier than forecasters anticipated, even during what is expected to be an above average Atlantic hurricane season.

Follow LEP Requirements to Avoid Discrimination Claims

June 10, 2021    

Conduct a four-factor analysis to determine the translation needs at your site.

 

Individuals who don’t speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English can be limited English proficient, or “LEP...

Can a Family Member Be a Live-In Aide?

May 11, 2021    

A family member can seek to qualify as a live-in aide as long as HUD requirements are met. HUD defines a live-in aide as “a person who resides with one or more elderly persons, near-elderly or persons with disabilities” and is necessary to offer care and well-being services. HUD adds...

HUD Nixes 'Mixed Immigration Status' Proposed Rule

April 9, 2021    

On April 2, HUD formally withdrew a Trump era proposed rule that would’ve adjusted how rental assistance is prorated to households with mixed immigration status. Instead of continuing to allow mixed-status households to live in HUD-assisted housing and prorating the amount of their...

Income Limits Rise for FY 2021

April 9, 2021    

On April 1, HUD issued the fiscal year 2021 income limits that determine eligibility for various HUD-assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 Housing for the Elderly, and Section 811 Housing for Persons with...

How to Use Public Housing Funds to Support Internet Connectivity

February 11, 2021    

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) recently issued guidance regarding the use of public housing funds to support Internet connectivity for public housing residents. PIH has found that although broadband Internet is vitally important for education, employment, health, and...

Second-Draw PPP Loans: Do You Qualify?

January 14, 2021    

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the pandemic. PPP loans were intended to cover payroll expenses, as well as qualifying rent, utility, and mortgage payments and...

How to Qualify for Second Round COVID Relief Funds

December 9, 2020    

In the CARES Act, enacted in late March, Congress approved relief funds for federally assisted housing providers in the Section 202, Section 811, and project-based Section 8 programs. Specifically, the CARES Act provided:

HUD Updates Electronic Signatures, File Storage Guidance

December 9, 2020    

On Nov. 6, HUD published Notice H 2020-10 to clarify the Electronic Signatures and Electronic File Storage guidance previously published on May 26, 2020, in Notice H 2020-04. This guidance gave owners the flexibility to use electronic signatures and documents so they could limit in-person...

HUD-PIH Updates CDC Eviction Moratorium Guidance

December 9, 2020    

On Nov. 18 HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) updated its guidance regarding the temporary eviction moratorium order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC eviction moratorium ends on Dec. 31. Initially, on Oct. 19, PIH issued guidance on the CDC...