Q & A

Medical Marijuana Patients in Federally Assisted Housing

January 19, 2018    
Q I am trying to figure out something with medical marijuana. I believe I’ve read that “regular” marijuana is still not permissible in HUD properties. One of our tenants has been prescribed medical marijuana in the form of liquid drops. Is this legally permissible according to HUD...
Q & A

Corrections to Counting Foster Children and Income for Determining Eligibility

January 19, 2018    
Q The January 2018 issue of the Insider (“Five Dos & Don'ts When Certifying Households with Foster Children”) stated that you don’t count foster children as household members when calculating income limits for eligibility and that income paid to foster children is not...
In the News

HUD Suspends Assessment of Fair Housing Submissions

January 19, 2018    
HUD recently issued a notice extending until after Oct. 31, 2020, the deadline for cities and other participating jurisdictions to submit assessments of fair housing (AFH), the new reporting and assessment tool required by HUD’s 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule. Based on...
In the News

Preliminary Injunction Orders HUD to Proceed with Small Area Fair Market Rents

January 19, 2018    
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently granted a preliminary injunction against HUD. The court ruled that that HUD didn’t have the authority or compelling reasons to suspend implementation of the use of Small Area Fair Market Rents (Small Area FMRs or SAFMRs) for two...
In the News

HUD Withdraws Five Proposed Rules

January 19, 2018    
In the News

HUD Implements FAST Act, Authorizes Triennial Reexams

January 19, 2018    
On Dec. 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) into law. The main housing feature of the law includes language giving housing authorities (HAs) and owners/managers the discretionary authority to conduct full income recertifications every...
In the News

Secretary Carson Swears in Four New HUD Leaders

January 19, 2018    
HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently administered the oath of office to the following individuals recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate: J. Paul Compton, Jr. to become HUD’s General Counsel; Suzanne Israel Tufts to be Assistant Secretary for the Office of Administration; Leonard Wolfson as...
Recent Court Rulings

Site Owner Entitled to Property Tax Exemption

January 19, 2018    
Facts: A nonprofit corporation owns a site for the elderly that was financed by HUD. With the financing, the corporation entered into a Project Rental Assistance Contract with HUD in which the corporation agreed to provide housing for low-income elderly persons at the property, and HUD agreed to...
The Trainer

The Trainer: February 2018

January 19, 2018    
Setting House Rules on Extended Absences and Abandonment In this month’s feature, we discussed how to deal with households that seem to disappear for weeks at a time, or who seem to have abandoned their unit. When a unit is left unattended, health and safety hazards such as rotting food or...
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