Compliance

Legislators Hold Hearing on Fire Safety, Inspection Standards in HUD Housing

May 11, 2022    

NSPIRE standards’ implementation and pending legislation keeps the spotlight on resident safety.

 

HUD Issues Update on REAC Inspections During Pandemic

March 10, 2022    

In June 2021, HUD resumed physical inspections for public housing and multifamily housing after a temporary pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They began with inspections of designated high-priority sites. These sites were chosen based on a number of factors such as insured status, time elapsed...

Tragic Fires Prompt Legislative Response, Attention to Safety Challenges

February 10, 2022    

Earlier this year, two of the deadliest residential fires in the U.S. occurred within a span of four days. Both of these fires occurred in federally subsidized affordable housing.

On Jan. 5, a fire broke out in a Philadelphia rowhouse owned by the public housing authority. The fire killed...

HUD Issues Regulatory Waivers and Flexibilities for PHAs in Disaster Areas

January 14, 2022    

The year 2021 was marked by climate extremes across the U.S., including exceptional warmth, devastating severe weather, and the second-highest number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In fact, a...

Is Your Site Exempt from the Noncitizen Rule?

December 14, 2021    

Complying with HUD's noncitizen rule can be complicated and burdensome. You and the household must complete many forms to determine the citizenship and immigration status of all applicants and new household members. And then you must verify household members' status and properly...

HUD Announces New Round of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments

October 14, 2021    

We’ll go over the costs eligible for reimbursement, the minimum payment amounts, and how to request CSP funds.

 

Use Fact Sheet to Help Educate Verifiers on FHA Assistance Animal Rules

October 14, 2021    

Doing so may improve medical professionals’ responsiveness.

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits housing providers from discriminating against people with disabilities, including refusing to make reasonable accommodations in policies or practices when such accommodations may be...

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...