In the News

HUD Announces New Funding for Green Retrofits

June 15, 2023    
HUD is accepting applications for green retrofit loans and grants until spring of 2024.   HUD is making funding available to support green and resilient retrofits of properties participating in Multifamily Assisted Housing programs. According to HUD, this funding will allow owners to invest in...
Feature

New Rules in Effect for Section 8 Rent Comparability Studies

May 16, 2023    
HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs recently published updated guidance for owners of sites taking part in its Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program. The last update to the Section 8 Renewal Guidebook was in 2017. This recent update is centered around HUD’s...
Dealing with Households

How to Properly Charge for Late Payment of Rent

May 16, 2023    
If you’re like most assisted site owners and managers, you probably charge late fees when residents don’t pay their rent on time. Charging late fees is a good way to avoid late rent payments and recover the administrative costs of dealing with them. But HUD has specific rules on how and...
Compliance

Penalties for Poor-Performing HCV and PBV Owners

May 16, 2023    
HUD recently published Notice PIH 2023-06, Notice on Remedies PHAs have for Poor Performing Owners in the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Programs. The notice informs public housing authorities of the available remedies they have when owners of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and...
Recent Court Rulings

Deceased Tenant's Daughter Has No Continued Right to Occupy Unit

May 16, 2023    
In a recent case, a site owner sought to remove a former tenant’s daughter from the site. The owner argued that the daughter isn’t a tenant and has no legal right to remain in the apartment. The site is financed through HUD’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for Elderly Persons...
Feature

HUD Proposes Updated Housing Inspection Scoring Methodology

April 14, 2023    
HUD is in the process of overhauling its existing 20-year-old housing inspection protocols. The new system-wide housing inspection program is called NSPIRE, which stands for the “National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate.” HUD recently published its proposal for the...
Compliance

HUD PIH Issues Guidance on Over-Income Limits for Public Housing Families

April 14, 2023    
PHAs must fully implement over-income policies by July 14.  
Compliance

Record Retention Requirements to Keep in Mind for Spring Cleaning

April 14, 2023    
As we enter spring, the warm weather and rainy days may motivate you to conduct a thorough spring cleaning of your office files. But before you clean out your file cabinets or declutter your computer files, it’s important to review HUD’s record retention rules first.
In the News

Report Highlights Challenges in Expanding Broadband Access in Affordable Housing

April 14, 2023    
The Pew Charitable Trusts recently published a brief that outlines the challenges and opportunities of providing broadband internet access in federally subsidized housing. The brief highlighted HUD programs such as ConnectHOMEUSA and the use of pandemic funding to accelerate broadband deployment...
In the News

HUD Issues Proposed Rule on Floodplain Management

April 14, 2023    
Climate-related disasters impact millions of Americans annually when roads wash out, power goes down, crops fail, and schools flood. The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) was established to encourage federal agencies to consider and manage current and future flood risks. FFRMS requires...