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.

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...