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HUD Moves to Implement New VAWA Requirements

January 17, 2023    
HUD recently requested public comment on plans to implement the key changes made by the VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2022 (VAWA 2022) to the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. VAWA 2022 was passed in March 2022, and it became effective on Oct. 1, 2022. The Violence Against Women Act provides...
Dealing with Households

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...
Recent Court Rulings

PHA Didn't Retaliate Against Resident by Requiring Recertification

January 17, 2023    
In a recent case, a resident asked the court for a preliminary injunction—that is, an order before the trial—to halt a PHA’s eviction case against him. The case involves a request for reasonable accommodations for an emotional support animal and a PHA’s routine eligibility...
In the News

President Biden Signs HUD Funding Bill into Law

January 17, 2023    
On Dec. 29, President Biden signed into law a $1.7 trillion federal spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2023. Congress had passed the FY 2023 Omnibus appropriations legislation with a House vote of 225 to 201 with one member voting present. The Senate voted...
Feature

Follow 4 Tips to Address Resident-on-Resident Harassment

December 14, 2022    
Turning a blind eye can backfire badly, as an Oklahoma owner recently learned.    
Dealing with Households

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 Housing Voucher (EHV)...
In the News

HUD Issues 2023 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors

December 14, 2022    
HUD recently published a notice in the Federal Register establishing operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for eligible multifamily housing properties. OCAFs are used to adjust the rent to current market conditions on eligible multifamily housing projects with project-based contracts issued...
Feature

How to Avoid 3 Timing Mistakes During the Verification Process

November 14, 2022    
To calculate and verify household income, applicants and tenants who are at least 18 years of age and each family head, spouse, or co-head regardless of age must provide the site with certain information specified by HUD. To make sure that the assistance is used properly, owners must verify the...
Income Calculations

SSA Announces 8.7% Benefit Increase for 2023

November 14, 2022    
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023.
Compliance

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...