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Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

IRS Published Final Regulations on the Average Income Test (AIT)

On October 7, 2022, the IRS released the long-awaited final regulation (Treasury Regulation 1.42-19), the Average Income Test (AIT).  It is a great relief to see that this final regulation is a substantive departure from the proposed regulation published in 2020, which included many problematic provisions. What is the Average Income Test (AIT) again? In 2018, […]

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Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

Eliminating Unnecessary Housing Barriers

On April 12, 2022, HUD published a memo titled “Eliminating Barriers That May Unnecessarily Prevent Individuals with Criminal Histories from Participating in HUD Programs.” In this Memo, HUD Secretary, Marcia L. Fudge, announced a department-wide review of HUD’s programs to identify needed changes to ensure HUD’s programs (public housing, RAD, MFH, Vouchers, etc.) are as inclusive […]

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Amanda Gross | Capital Needs Assessments

USDA Updates Standards for Accessibility Transition Plans

On January 4, 2022, USDA Rural Development published an updated Unnumbered Letter (UL) 1-4-22 regarding the completion of Self Evaluations (SE) and Transition Plans (TP). First, and possibly most significantly, new accessibility transition plans are no longer required to be completed every three years. RD will accept a revised transition plan that has no changes other […]

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Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

RD Issues Updated Guidance on Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policies

On October 13, 2021, Rural published an Unnumbered Letter (UL)  titled “Multifamily Housing – Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policy”. This UL was issued to provide continued guidance on implementing an optional smoke-free policy at Multi-Family RD Housing.  This unnumbered letter replaces UL issued 11/21/2012 on Smoke-Free housing (which replaced the Smoke-Free UL from 12/29/10). Changes from USDA/RD’s Last […]

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Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

HUD Changes Rules in Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent

On October 7, 2021, HUD published an interim final rule titled “Extension of Time and Required Disclosures for Notification of Nonpayment of Rent,” which applies to public housing and properties with project-based rental assistance (PBRA)  during Presidentially-declared national emergencies. The Purpose of HUD’s Eviction Rule The purpose of this rule is to ensure that tenants […]

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Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

The Restoration of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule

On June 10, 2021, HUD published an Interim File Rule to restore the AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) rule that the previous administration gutted in 2020. What is AFFH? While the Fair Housing Act (Title VII CRA 1968) applies to all multi-family housing regardless of funding, additional requirements apply to HUD, thereby, HUD’s grantees. These […]

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