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How to Tap Funds in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

January 14, 2021    
We explain how renters and owners can access the $25 billion assistance to cover past-due rents.   On Dec. 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the year-end omnibus legislation that includes appropriations for all federal departments and agencies, tax provisions, and much needed...
Compliance

Second-Draw PPP Loans: Do You Qualify?

January 14, 2021    
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the pandemic. PPP loans were intended to cover payroll expenses, as well as qualifying rent, utility, and mortgage payments and...
Q & A

Vaccine Delivery at Assisted Housing Sites

January 14, 2021    
Q Can sites coordinate with local health departments to provide on-site COVID-19 vaccines?
Q & A

Pandemic Adjustments for MORs

January 14, 2021    
Q With rising COVID-19 cases in my area, must unit inspections during on-site Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) still occur? A The Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance program is subject to an annual audit and inspection known as a MOR. It’s one of the tools HUD uses to monitor a...
In the News

Top Management Challenges Facing HUD in 2021

January 14, 2021    
Each year, HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issues a report summarizing what it considers the most serious management challenges facing the department. In turn, HUD is required to include this report in its annual agency financial report.
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How to Conduct Remote Informal Hearings

December 9, 2020    
HUD has finally issued guidance on how to handle hearings and briefings that were typically held face-to-face before the pandemic. On Nov. 20, HUD released Notice PIH 2020-32, “Guidance for PHAs on the Allowability of Remote Hearings and Remote Briefings.” Under this notice, “...
Compliance

How to Qualify for Second Round COVID Relief Funds

December 9, 2020    
In the CARES Act, enacted in late March, Congress approved relief funds for federally assisted housing providers in the Section 202, Section 811, and project-based Section 8 programs. Specifically, the CARES Act provided:
Compliance

HUD Updates Electronic Signatures, File Storage Guidance

December 9, 2020    
On Nov. 6, HUD published Notice H 2020-10 to clarify the Electronic Signatures and Electronic File Storage guidance previously published on May 26, 2020, in Notice H 2020-04. This guidance gave owners the flexibility to use electronic signatures and documents so they could limit in-person...
Compliance

HUD-PIH Updates CDC Eviction Moratorium Guidance

December 9, 2020    
On Nov. 18 HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) updated its guidance regarding the temporary eviction moratorium order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC eviction moratorium ends on Dec. 31. Initially, on Oct. 19, PIH issued guidance on the CDC...
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The Lead Paint Paper Trail: Documents You Need to Avoid Noncompliance

November 12, 2020    
Get the lead out before your next MOR.   When it comes to compliance with HUD rules, you can do everything right, but if you don’t have the paperwork to prove it, you’ll pay a price. And paperwork is a heavy burden when it comes to complying with HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.