Feature Articles

5 Tips for Handling Transfer Requests from Households with Disabilities

September 23, 2022    

From time to time, you must transfer a household to another unit to comply with fair housing law. The Fair Housing Act, Section 504, and the ADA prohibit discrimination in housing because of disability. This includes refusing to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities...

Reminder: Install CO Alarms or Detectors by Dec. 27

September 23, 2022    

As we enter the last quarter of 2022, we remind you of Housing Notice H-2022-01 issued early this year, which requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms or detectors in HUD-assisted housing programs starting Dec. 27, 2022. The requirement applies to units covered under Public Housing, Project Based...

5 Dos & Don’ts for Treating Household Lump-Sum Payments Correctly

September 23, 2022    

When a household gets a one-time payment such as an inheritance or a settlement award, you must follow special HUD rules for such payments when certifying and recertifying household income. In general, you must treat these payments, known as “lump-sum payments” or “lump-sum...

4 Tips for Complying with HUD's Title VI Guidance When Maintaining Waitlists

August 11, 2022    

In the last year, HUD has directed more attention to how federally assisted housing providers are marketing their sites and operating their waitlists. Earlier this year, HUD released its first ever Equity Action Plan in coordination with the Biden administration’s whole-of-government...

HUD Finalizes Streamlined Management and Occupancy Review Scheduling

July 14, 2022    

For high-scoring sites, MORs could be less … less frequent, that is.

 

Require Residents to Report Maintenance Problems

July 14, 2022    

Most residents are good about reporting maintenance problems. Some owners and managers may say that they’re too good. But there are residents who don’t report maintenance problems. Perhaps these residents are too busy or don’t want members of your maintenance staff in their...

IRS Increases Standard Mileage Rate for Remainder of 2022

July 14, 2022    

As of July 1, the standard mileage rate used to deduct eligible business trips in a vehicle on tax returns increased by 4 cents, to 62.5 cents per mile. And the new rate for mileage to and from medical treatment for residents is 22 cents. These new rates apply to trips during the second half of...

How to Benefit from HUD’s Service Coordinators Program

June 9, 2022    

Service coordinators can be an enormous boon to residents and staff. Here’s how to get with the program.

 

For federally assisted housing sites, having an on-site service coordinator means vulnerable residents can have easier access to supportive services and other...

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...

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.

 

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...

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...