Compliance

HUD Issues Additional Guidance on Delaying REAC Inspections

April 11, 2019    

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for HUD’s multifamily housing programs recently issued a memorandum entitled “Approving the Delay of a Physical Inspection Beyond the New Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Inspection Notification Timelines.” It provides guidance on when a field...

Follow Nine Steps to Prevent Unnecessary HAP Delays

March 14, 2019    

If your site has a housing assistance payments (HAP) contract, you may have gotten a late payment from HUD at one time or another. Late assistance payments can cause serious problems at your site. For example, if your site doesn’t have large reserves, it may not be able to make mortgage...

Follow Four Dos & Don'ts When Applying Minimum Rent Rules

January 15, 2019    

HUD occupancy regulations require all households living at Section 8 sites to pay a monthly rent of at least $25, unless the household qualifies for an exemption [HUD Handbook 4350.3, par. 5-26(D)]. This minimum rent doesn’t apply to Section 202 PAC, Section 202 PRAC, Section 811 PRAC, RAP...

HUD Issues Utility Allowance Adjustment Factors for 2019

December 11, 2018    

HUD recently posted the Utility Allowance Adjustment Factors (UAFs) for 2019. HUD permits owners to use the UAFs to adjust baseline utility allowances prepared in accordance with Housing Notice 2015-04. The factors are effective for any site with an anniversary date on or after Feb. 11, 2019....

EIV Income Report Updates Delayed

November 19, 2018    

HUD recently released RHIIP Listserv #416, which explains that, due to technical difficulties, the New Hires, Employment, and Unemployment information in the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system won’t be updated in November 2018 and in December 2018.

HUD Issues Best Practice Guidance for Guest Suites

November 19, 2018    

HUD recently released HUD Notice 2018-10, which provides best practice guidance for determining under what circumstances guest suites are permissible in multifamily housing. This best practice guidance is effective immediately for all new and existing FHA-insured and HUD-held multifamily rental...

HUD Releases Notice on Public Housing Heating Standards

November 19, 2018    

HUD recently released PIH Notice 2018-19, “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) – Implementation of Minimum Heating Standards in Public Housing Properties.” It provides implementation guidance related to the minimum heating requirements within public...

HUD Updates Guidance for Addressing Low Physical Inspection Scores

November 19, 2018    

HUD recently issued Notice H-2018-08 to provide updated guidance to HUD Multifamily staff regarding actions to take when a private property assisted with various HUD programs has a Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) score of less than 60 and/or when a property owner fails to certify...

HUD Notice Implements HOTMA’s Public Housing Over-Income Limit

August 14, 2018    

The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) amended an income limitation on public housing tenancy for families, otherwise referred to as an “over-income” limit. After commencing a notice regarding its implementation of HOTMA in 2016, HUD recently published a...

RAD Notices Expand Preservation Tools for Low-Income Housing

July 19, 2018    

In 2012, as part of the FY 2012 HUD Appropriations Act, Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to help preserve and improve low-income housing. Administered by HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, RAD allows public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners of...

An Overview of Model Forms for VAWA Compliance

May 11, 2018    

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a landmark piece of legislation that sought to improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the United States. It was originally enacted in 1994 and has since been...