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A Vital Industry Returns to Work  

On March 17th we made the decision to halt all on-site services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At that time, we also recommended that our industry partners only enter apartments for emergency work orders from that point forward. Many in the industry adopted similar policies, which encouraged social distancing and reduced the overall exposure of […]

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02.28.2017
Andrea Champine | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

Tips for LIHTC Acquisition Rehabs

Useful Tips Regarding LIHTC Acquisition Rehabilitations Acquisition Rehabilitations under the LIHTC program present a number of unique challenges for owners and site managers. Under an acquisition rehab, a building may be purchased with existing residents who are then qualified in-place, as of the date of acquisition/purchase. We have compiled a few answers to questions you […]

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09.25.2016
Andrea Champine | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

Working with Self-Employment Income

Of all of the income sources verified for affordable housing programs, self-employment income has to be one of the most challenging. There are so many factors to consider when determining income for those who are self-employed: Types of Self-Employment Income The first step is to determine just what sort of “self-employed” the household member is. Generally, […]

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08.17.2016
Andrea Champine | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

HUD and LIHTC Student Tips for Compliance

Useful Tips for Student Requirements As compliance consultants who review thousands of HUD and LIHTC files, we have put together some frequently asked questions regarding student requirements. We are hoping that the following FAQs will provide you with guidance with regard to student requirements. Q. Do I count all of the income from a full-time student […]

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08.17.2016
Andrea Champine | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

Household Composition on HUD and LIHTC

As compliance consultants who review thousands of HUD and LIHTC files, we have put together some frequently asked questions regarding household composition. We are hoping that the following FAQs will provide you with guidance concerning household composition. Effects of Divorce on LIHTC Household Eligibility Q. A married couple qualified at the time they moved into their […]

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03.01.2016
Andrea Champine | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

Handling 401(k) Accounts on Tax Credit Programs

401(k) Accounts in HUD Sec 8 and LIHTC programs If you manage or own a Tax Credit property, Do you know the answers to these questions about 401(k) accounts? When determining eligibility for a HUD or LIHTC household, should a 401k account be included if its availability is contingent on a hardship? Does investment income […]

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01.25.2016
Andrea Champine | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

Student Restrictions: HUD vs. LIHTC vs. HOME

US Housing Consultants receives numerous inquiries regarding student status and proper documentation of applicant/tenant files to ensure compliance. This article applies to properties with HUD Section 8, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and/or HOME funding. It is critical to confirm student status requirements when determining eligibility. Applying student rules based on funding can be challenging, […]

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