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HUD Publishes Final NSPIRE Rule

May 17, 2023    

On May 11, HUD published the final rule implementing the National Standards for Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) in the Federal Register. The final rule makes sweeping changes to the inspections process...

HUD Seeks to Remove Unnecessary Barriers to Housing for People with Criminal Records

May 3, 2023    

HUD recently announced upcoming efforts to ensure otherwise qualified people are not denied the opportunity to access housing solely due to a criminal record. In the short term, HUD plans to introduce rulemaking, establish a process for individualized assessments, and outline guidelines for...

GAO Report Reveals Accessible Housing Needs

April 20, 2023    

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that was made at the direction of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The report examined HUD assistance for households with...

HUD Secretary Responds to Request for Information on Potential Budget Cuts

April 5, 2023    

In January, Representative Rosa DeLauro, ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations, sent letters to federal agencies requesting information about how the House G.O.P. leaders’ reported proposal to cut fiscal year 2024 discretionary spending to...

HUD Reinstates “Discriminatory Effects Rule”

March 23, 2023    

HUD recently announced that it plans to restore the 2013 “discriminatory effects” rule to the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD has submitted to the Federal Register the final rule, which rescinds a 2020 rule governing “disparate impact” claims and restores the 2013...

Feds Assess Background Screening’s Impact on Housing Access

March 8, 2023    

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are requesting public comment on background screening issues affecting individuals who seek rental housing in the United States, including how the use of criminal and eviction records and algorithms affect...

Section 202 Sites Can Order Free COVID Test Kits from HUD Webpage

February 15, 2023    

In the February issue of the Insider, we covered a HUD and Department of Health and Human Services initiative to expand the available COVID-19 diagnostic testing supply for at-risk individuals. With this initiative, Section 202 elderly sites can order no-cost over the counter (OTC)...

HUD Announces Change to Inspections for NSPIRE Pilot Sites

February 1, 2023    

HUD is in the process of transitioning to a new housing inspection program.

Lawmakers Urge President to Take Executive Actions on Renter Protections

January 18, 2023    

Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) of the U.S. Senate recently sent a ...

White House Seeks Renters’ Bill of Rights, Property Management Best Practices

January 4, 2023    

The White House is leading an initiative on resident-centered property management solutions and is soliciting best practices. In addition, President Biden, in the past, has expressed support to expand protections for renters through a “Bill of Rights.”

HUD to Delay 2023 Income Limits

December 14, 2022    

HUD normally publishes income limits on April 1. However, HUD recently announced that it intends to release the FY23 median family income and income limits on or about May 15, 2023, which is...

Decline in Veteran Homelessness Biggest in 5 Years

November 10, 2022    

HUD, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) recently announced preliminary results of the 2022 Point-in-Time Count showing an 11 percent decline in veteran homelessness since early 2020, the last time a full count was conducted....