Dealing with Households

Make Opioid Overdose Reversal Medication Part of Site’s Safety Toolkit

January 12, 2024    

We give you answers to four frequently asked questions.



Fentanyl and other opioids are fueling the worst drug crisis in the history of the United States. According to CDC drug overdose data, drug overdose deaths in the U.S., driven by illicit fentanyl and...

How to Communicate Common Area Rules to Protect Site, Reduce Liability

September 18, 2023    

Your common areas play a major role in your site’s success. They’re the first part of the site that applicants see and they’re the “neighborhood” in which all your residents live. But your residents may cause problems in your common areas, deliberately or not. They...

Free COVID-19 Test Kits for Section 202 Sites Still Available

September 18, 2023    

As COVID-related hospitalizations rise, take steps to ensure the health of older residents.


As summer ends and fall approaches, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking rising rates of COVID-19. According to CDC data, though rates remain far below...

How to Properly Charge for Late Payment of Rent

May 16, 2023    

If you’re like most assisted site owners and managers, you probably charge late fees when residents don’t pay their rent on time. Charging late fees is a good way to avoid late rent payments and recover the administrative costs of dealing with them. But HUD has specific rules on how...

HUD Offers Free COVID-19 Test Kits for Section 202 Sites

January 17, 2023    

HUD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched a federal Health Partner Ordering Portal (HPOP) to expand the available COVID-19 diagnostic testing supply for at-risk individuals. HHS and HUD have leaned on their network of aging and disability organizations to...

An Overview of HUD's Emergency Housing Voucher Program

December 14, 2022    

Here’s how EHVs differ from Housing Choice Vouchers.


Under the American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration pledged $5 billion in support for people who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, or otherwise at severe risk. This pledge became the Emergency...

Treasury Adds 7 Policies to Expedite ERA Distribution

September 15, 2021    

The Treasury Department recently released updated Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) spending data through July 31. So far, state and local programs have spent more than $5.1 billion to support the housing stability of vulnerable renters out of the $25 billion allocated under the first round of...

CDC Issues Targeted Eviction Moratorium Through Oct. 3

August 12, 2021    

On Aug. 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a limited eviction moratorium covering renters living in communities experiencing a substantial or high level of COVID-19 transmission. The CDC’s original moratorium was allowed to expire on July 31, leaving an...

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium, Treasury Updates ERA FAQs

July 15, 2021    

Despite a slow start, the rate of ERA spending is increasing.


On June 25, the Biden administration announced that it will extend through July 31 the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Extending the eviction...

Treasury Updates ERA FAQs as Funds Start Rolling Out

June 10, 2021    

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced that it has distributed $6.1 billion through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program in less than two weeks since $21.6 billion was allocated to the program through funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The program...

Emergency Rental Assistance Program: 2020 Act vs. 2021 Act

April 9, 2021    

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which passed in the U.S. Senate by a narrow 50-49 vote on March 6 and in the U.S. House of Representatives by a 220-211 vote on March 10, signifies the Biden...

Treasury Department Issues New Emergency Rental Assistance Guidance

March 11, 2021    

New guidance lowers barriers to emergency rental relief.


On Feb. 22, the Department of the Treasury released an updated FAQ to help states and communities quickly distribute more than $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to renters financially impacted by...