Income Calculations

SSA Announces 5.9% Benefit Increase for 2022

November 11, 2021    
On Oct. 13, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022. This is the largest increase in 40 years.
HUD Audits

OIG: More Eligible Families Could Benefit from Voucher Program

November 11, 2021    
The Housing Choice Voucher program, funded by HUD, allows eligible families to lease safe, decent, and affordable privately owned rental housing. The program is implemented through a combination of an annual contributions contract between HUD and each public housing agency (PHA), which authorizes a...
In the News

Vaccination Rates and Risk Factors Among HUD-Assisted Families

November 11, 2021    
In an Oct. 27 webinar presented by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD announced the results of a Census Bureau Household Pulse survey that gathered data of COVID-19 vaccine status among persons living in public and assisted housing. The Household Pulse Survey is designed to...
In the News

Build Back Better Bill Maintains Funding for Affordable Housing

November 11, 2021    
On Nov. 3, the House Rules Committee released amended text for the Build Back Better Act. The amended text includes $150 billion in funding for affordable housing and community development. If enacted, this bill would provide historic levels of funding for housing.
In the News

HUD Releases Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

November 11, 2021    
Recently, more than 20 major federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and HUD came out with new climate adaptation plans. The plans started from an executive order from President Biden calling for a whole-of-government approach to addressing climate change. The...
Feature

HUD Issues New Eviction Requirements

October 14, 2021    
The rules apply to public housing and project-based rental assistance sites.  
Compliance

HUD Announces New Round of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments

October 14, 2021    
We’ll go over the costs eligible for reimbursement, the minimum payment amounts, and how to request CSP funds.  
Compliance

Use Fact Sheet to Help Educate Verifiers on FHA Assistance Animal Rules

October 14, 2021    
Doing so may improve medical professionals’ responsiveness. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits housing providers from discriminating against people with disabilities, including refusing to make reasonable accommodations in policies or practices when such accommodations may be necessary to...
In the News

HUD Extends NSPIRE Physical Inspection Pilot to 2023

October 14, 2021    
On Sept. 28, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing the extension of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate and Associated Protocols (NSPIRE) to April 30, 2023. The NSPIRE demonstration is a part of HUD's efforts to test the overhaul of 20-year-old...
In the News

August Treasury Data Show Increasing ERA Fund Distribution

October 14, 2021    
The U.S. Department of the Treasury released updated Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) spending data through Aug. 31. The data shows that state and local ERA programs have distributed more than 1.4 million payments to households, totaling more than $7.7 billion to support the housing stability of...