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Updated HUD Guidance on the Treatment of Unemployment Benefits & Child Tax Credit

HUD recently issued guidance regarding the treatment of Unemployment Benefits under the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act and the monthly Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan of 2021. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) is an emergency program established by the CARES Act to increase unemployment benefits due to the […]

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Scott Precourt | Capital Needs Assessments

UFAS/ADA Issues Caused by Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations That Create ADA/UFAS Issues (Additional Parking Spaces) This summer we have noticed a trend while on-site doing either Capital Needs Assessments or UPCS (Pre-REAC) Inspections. Some well-intentioned managers and property administrators are adding “accessible design” features because a tenant requests a reserved parking space or a space that is closer to their unit […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HOME Program Tenant Compliance Rule Updates

HOME Adds New Requirements on Tenant Compliance The 2013 Final Rule for HUD’s HOME program was released on July 24, 2013. Though many of the changes are applicable to the underwriting and development phases of a project, there are several changes outlined in the Final Rule that will have an impact on compliance for projects awarded […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

REAC Inspections and Hoarders

Is there a specific REAC deficiency for hoarding and other housekeeping issues? One of the most regular questions we receive has to do with hoarders. More specifically, is there a REAC deficiency which addresses tenants who are collectors of large volumes of belongings, commonly known as “Hoarding”? The answer is: No. There is no specific deficiency for […]

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Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

New Category Added to SAVE Verification

New Category Added to SAVE Verification for DACA  The Department of Homeland Security’s SAVE system stands for Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements. All Multifamily property managers use this system to check the legal background of individuals applying for housing assistance. HUD has just been advised that in June 2012, DHS, through the United States Congress, […]

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Andrea Champine | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

SSN Requirements HUD vs LIHTC

SSN Requirements in HUD vs. LIHTC Lately, we have had a lot of questions from our Certification Approval clients about the requirements of Social Security Number disclosure on LIHTC vs. HUD programs. The most complex part of performing Move-In File Audits on multiple funding programs is helping our clients to understand why the same family […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

REAC & Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations – Missing/Disabled Appliances on REAC Inspections Over the last few months, we have received a number of questions from clients and from attendees at our conferences and speaking engagements about “reasonable accommodations during UPCS Inspections”. Most commonly the question has been related to stoves that have been removed or disabled due to a […]

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