Feature

HUD Issues New Civil Rights Guidance on Marketing, Application Requirements

May 11, 2022    
HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) recently released new guidance to reinforce requirements that HUD-subsidized multifamily housing’s marketing materials and application processes be designed to be inclusive of persons of all races and national origins. The guidance...
Compliance

Legislators Hold Hearing on Fire Safety, Inspection Standards in HUD Housing

May 11, 2022    
NSPIRE standards’ implementation and pending legislation keeps the spotlight on resident safety.  
Income Calculations

HUD Issues Income Limits for Fiscal Year 2022

May 11, 2022    
On April 18, HUD issued the fiscal year 2022 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...
In the News

White House Announces Reduced Internet Costs for Low-Income Households

May 11, 2022    
The White House and HUD recently announced an expansion of the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the legislators created the ACP, which allows tens of millions of American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $30/...
Feature

How to Comply with the Latest Housing Provisions in VAWA 2022

April 14, 2022    
On March 16, President Biden signed into law the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a 1994 law that provides resources for survivors and prevention of gender-based, domestic, and sexual violence. VAWA’s renewal took on added urgency because of an alarming spike...
Certification

4 Tips for Complying with HUD's Asset Disposition Rule

April 14, 2022    
When interviewing households at certifications, you must find out whether they have disposed of or sold, given away, or put in trust assets for less than fair market value within the last two years. If they have, you generally must factor such assets into your calculations for the household even...
HUD Audits

HUD Lacks Adequate Procedures to Ensure PHAs Properly Process Reasonable Accommodation Requests

April 14, 2022    
HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited HUD's oversight of its PHAs’ reasonable accommodation policies and procedures. A reasonable accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service that may be necessary for a person with disabilities...
In the News

President’s Budget Proposes Major Hikes in Housing Funding

April 14, 2022    
The Biden administration recently released its budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2023. This signals the start of the appropriations process as Congress must now pass appropriations bills to provide money to carry out government programs for that year. The president’s budget proposal serves...
In the News

HUD Lays Out Its New 4-Year Strategy

April 14, 2022    
On March 28, HUD released its strategic plan for fiscal years 2022–2026. This document covers the department’s objectives and priorities for the next four years as well as its strategies for assessing and achieving those objectives.
Feature

How to Respond to Sexual and Other Discriminatory Harassment Complaints

March 10, 2022    
Sexual harassment in housing is illegal, as is harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, or disability. The Fair Housing Act prohibits harassment, retaliation, and other types of discrimination based on these protected characteristics.