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.

Ask 6 Questions When Considering Accommodation Requests for Assistance Animals

March 15, 2023    

Under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), housing residents or applicants can request reasonable accommodations, including the ability to have an assistance animal in their homes. The FHA requires owners “to make reasonable accommodations that a person with a disability may need to have equal...

HUD Publishes VAWA Forms for Public Comment

November 14, 2022    

HUD recently modified and published four model forms required by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) and the implementing regulations. The latest update to VAWA occurred in March 2022 when President Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of...

HUD Opens Fifth Round of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments

November 14, 2022    

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs recently announced that the fifth round of application submissions for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments is open for Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811 sites. HUD will make more than $148 million in funding available for owners to submit...

Reminder: Install CO Alarms or Detectors by Dec. 27

September 23, 2022    

As we enter the last quarter of 2022, we remind you of Housing Notice H-2022-01 issued early this year, which requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms or detectors in HUD-assisted housing programs starting Dec. 27, 2022. The requirement applies to units covered under Public Housing, Project Based...

4 Tips for Complying with HUD's Title VI Guidance When Maintaining Waitlists

August 11, 2022    

In the last year, HUD has directed more attention to how federally assisted housing providers are marketing their sites and operating their waitlists. Earlier this year, HUD released its first ever Equity Action Plan in coordination with the Biden administration’s whole-of-government...

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...