Certification, Compliance, Crime & Security, Dealing with Households, Feature, Income Calculations, Maintenance, Screening Applicants

Follow 3 Tips to Prepare Your Site for Fair Housing Testers

January 14, 2022    

HUD is stepping up the use of testers to uncover housing discrimination.

 

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it had obtained a settlement agreement with a Housing Authority in Oklahoma. The settlement resolved allegations that two of its former employees...

Apply IRS Mileage Rate When Deducting Medical and Business Driving Expenses

January 14, 2022    

On Dec. 17, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 22-03, which contains the 2022 standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes. The agency said it rates the standard mileage for business use based on an annual...

HUD Issues Regulatory Waivers and Flexibilities for PHAs in Disaster Areas

January 14, 2022    

The year 2021 was marked by climate extremes across the U.S., including exceptional warmth, devastating severe weather, and the second-highest number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In fact, a...

What to Expect When CARES Act Waivers Expire

December 14, 2021    

Through the course of the pandemic, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued waivers and alternative requirements for multiple housing programs. This was allowed through the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. In addition to authorizing over $2 trillion in...

Is Your Site Exempt from the Noncitizen Rule?

December 14, 2021    

Complying with HUD's noncitizen rule can be complicated and burdensome. You and the household must complete many forms to determine the citizenship and immigration status of all applicants and new household members. And then you must verify household members' status and properly...

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...