Feature Articles

Take 4 Steps When Dealing with a Tenant Hoarder

November 11, 2021    

As the temperature starts dropping across the country, your site may be undertaking increased pest prevention treatments or inspections as pests, particularly rodents, start moving indoors. Unfortunately, some residents are not always diligent about reporting pest issues for reasons such as...

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 Issues New Eviction Requirements

October 14, 2021    

The rules apply to public housing and project-based rental assistance sites.

 

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.

 

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...

HUD Responds to Supreme Court’s Block of Eviction Moratorium

September 15, 2021    

We explain some of the actions HUD is taking to help prevent evictions.

 

Treasury Adds 7 Policies to Expedite ERA Distribution

September 15, 2021    

The Treasury Department recently released updated Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) spending data through July 31. So far, state and local programs have spent more than $5.1 billion to support the housing stability of vulnerable renters out of the $25 billion allocated under the first round of...

HUD REAC Rescinds Latest Amendment to COVID-19 Inspection Guidance

September 15, 2021    

On Aug. 10, HUD released Inspector Notice 2021-02, Amendment to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Inspection Guidance. Due to the prevalence of the Delta COVID-19 variant, HUD has since rescinded the notice with its updates to the scheduling of Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections and its...

What to Know Before Setting a Vaccine Mandate for Site Employees

August 12, 2021    

Government and private sector employers are requiring staff to be vaccinated. Should you?

 

While available vaccines have proven effective in controlling COVID-19 and its variants to date, the virus continues to spread, particularly among unvaccinated populations. Officials...

CDC Issues Targeted Eviction Moratorium Through Oct. 3

August 12, 2021    

On Aug. 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a limited eviction moratorium covering renters living in communities experiencing a substantial or high level of COVID-19 transmission. The CDC’s original moratorium was allowed to expire on July 31, leaving an...

HUD Multifamily Updates COVID-19 Q&A, Addresses ERA Program

August 12, 2021    

On July 29, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing published an update to the COVID-19 Q&A. This is the 11th update to the FAQs since the pandemic began. This update extends certain deadlines and waivers, clarifies previous guidance, and adds new questions regarding the Emergency Rental...

Ask 4 Questions When Reviewing Your Criminal Screening Policy

July 15, 2021    

Two recent HUD actions indicate that owners may need to review their site’s criminal screening policies for compliance. On June 25, HUD issued a new proposed rule to reinstate the discriminatory effects regulations put in place under the Obama administration in 2013. Under the 2013 rule,...