Feature Articles

How HOTMA Affects Number of Site-Assigned Project-Based Vouchers

June 17, 2024    

HUD issues HOTMA final rule for voucher programs.



HUD recently published a new HOTMA final rule implementing a number of changes made by the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and the project-...

Best Practices to Avoid Discrimination When Using AI-Based Digital Ads

June 17, 2024    

Three kinds of AI ad tools can get you into trouble when applied to housing.



Savvy use of digital media for marketing purposes can be a useful tool for owners, but it can also get them into fair housing trouble. The same artificial intelligence (AI) and...

HUD to Propose Changes to HOME Program Regulations

June 17, 2024    

We review the proposed expansion of tenant rights and protections.



The Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) in HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) recently announced a preview version of proposed changes to the HOME...

How to Avoid Discrimination When Using AI in Tenant Screening

May 14, 2024    

HUD warns against artificial intelligence-based housing discrimination.



The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the multifamily industry has been raising red flags. As an increasing number of tenant screening companies claim to use AI to...

Federal Flood Risk Management Standard: What You Need to Know

May 14, 2024    

The final rule aims to help communities reduce flood damage.


HUD recently published a final rule in the Federal Register implementing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). This new rule aligns flood management standards with Executive Order 13690, President...

HUD Clarifies Non-Rent Fees in HUD-Assisted Housing

April 12, 2024    

Make sure your staff knows which non-rent fees are allowable and which aren’t.



Use Policy Tools for HUD Tenants Behind on Rent to Avoid Eviction

April 12, 2024    

HUD reminds owners of tenant recertification flexibilities.



HUD Issues Income Limits for Fiscal Year 2024

April 12, 2024    

The trend in limit increases has continued.



New HOTMA Guidance Allows Asset Limit Discretion for Existing Households

March 12, 2024    

And the TSP compliance deadline has been extended to May 31.



When it was originally released last September, HUD’s HOTMA implementation guidance was in the form of a joint Office of Housing and Office of Public and Indian Housing Notice (Notice H 2023-...

How PHAs Can Use Funds to Meet LEP Requirements

March 12, 2024    

HUD has recently published new guidance.


Individuals who don’t speak English as their primary language and have limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English may be a person with limited English proficiency (LEP). These individuals may be entitled to...

How to Incorporate HOTMA Discretionary Policies into Tenant Selection Plans

February 14, 2024    

Update your Tenant Selection Plan by March 31.


According to the HUD Handbook, multifamily housing owners are required to develop and make public written tenant selection policies and procedures. This Tenant Selection Plan (TSP) describes the procedures for processing and...

HUD Releases Updated List of Federally Mandated Income Exclusions

February 13, 2024    

Four new types of income will no longer impact eligibility calculations.



Specific sources of income are excluded by federal statute from consideration as income for purposes of determining eligibility for or benefits in a HUD program. On Jan. 31, HUD...