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HUD Updates Contingency Plan for Possible Government Shutdown

September 21, 2023    

Lawmakers are approaching a Sept. 30 deadline and are far apart in reaching an agreement to keep the federal government funded or else risk a partial government shutdown. Despite agreement that a short-term spending measure to extend government funding, known as a continuing resolution, will be...

GAO Releases Report on Housing Trust Fund

August 17, 2023    

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled “Affordable Housing: Improvements Needed in HUD’s Oversight of the Housing Trust Fund Program.” The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program is designed...

Junk Fees in Rental Housing Come Under Fire

July 19, 2023    

Rental fees can increase cost burdens for renter households, who are often already spending a growing share of their income on rent due to a limited housing supply across the country. 

HUD Pipeline Includes Over 50 Proposed Rules

June 21, 2023    

According to the 2023 spring regulatory agenda recently released by the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), HUD has over 50 proposed rules in the pipeline. The spring regulatory agenda details...

HUD Publishes Final NSPIRE Rule

May 17, 2023    

On May 11, HUD published the final rule implementing the National Standards for Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) in the Federal Register. The final rule makes sweeping changes to the inspections process...

HUD Seeks to Remove Unnecessary Barriers to Housing for People with Criminal Records

May 3, 2023    

HUD recently announced upcoming efforts to ensure otherwise qualified people are not denied the opportunity to access housing solely due to a criminal record. In the short term, HUD plans to introduce rulemaking, establish a process for individualized assessments, and outline guidelines for...

GAO Report Reveals Accessible Housing Needs

April 20, 2023    

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that was made at the direction of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The report examined HUD assistance for households with...

HUD Secretary Responds to Request for Information on Potential Budget Cuts

April 5, 2023    

In January, Representative Rosa DeLauro, ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations, sent letters to federal agencies requesting information about how the House G.O.P. leaders’ reported proposal to cut fiscal year 2024 discretionary spending to...

HUD Reinstates “Discriminatory Effects Rule”

March 23, 2023    

HUD recently announced that it plans to restore the 2013 “discriminatory effects” rule to the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD has submitted to the Federal Register the final rule, which rescinds a 2020 rule governing “disparate impact” claims and restores the 2013...

Feds Assess Background Screening’s Impact on Housing Access

March 8, 2023    

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are requesting public comment on background screening issues affecting individuals who seek rental housing in the United States, including how the use of criminal and eviction records and algorithms affect...

Section 202 Sites Can Order Free COVID Test Kits from HUD Webpage

February 15, 2023    

In the February issue of the Insider, we covered a HUD and Department of Health and Human Services initiative to expand the available COVID-19 diagnostic testing supply for at-risk individuals. With this initiative, Section 202 elderly sites can order no-cost over the counter (OTC)...

HUD Announces Change to Inspections for NSPIRE Pilot Sites

February 1, 2023    

HUD is in the process of transitioning to a new housing inspection program.