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...

HUD Multifamily Issues Updated COVID-19 FAQs

November 12, 2020    

On Oct. 14, HUD issued updated COVID-19 FAQs for multifamily housing providers. This is the eighth update to the FAQs. HUD had last issued updated FAQs on July 31. HUD has been using this document to address the concerns of owners, staff, and residents during the pandemic.

The latest...

REAC Implements New Inspections Process During Pandemic

October 15, 2020    

In response to the nationwide health crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center recently released Inspector Notice 2020-01, which establishes guidance to all Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) inspectors who conduct physical inspections of...

HUD Publishes Final Section 3 Rule

October 15, 2020    

Each year HUD invests billions of federal dollars into distressed communities across the country for projects that build and rehabilitate housing, improve a variety of infrastructures, build community centers, and help families achieve stability and advancement. One way that HUD achieves these...

How to Comply with New NSPIRE Smoke Detector Standards

September 14, 2020    

Last August, HUD launched a demonstration—that is, a pilot program—to test new approaches for making certain PHAs and private owners provide housing that’s safe and livable and to overhaul HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) physical inspection protocol. The change...

Prepare for REAC Inspections to Resume

September 14, 2020    

HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) recently released a memorandum that details the return-to-operations plan for inspections. The annual REAC inspection is a critical indicator of a federally assisted site's ability to maintain the physical standards established by HUD to...