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What to Do When a Property Fails a REAC Inspection

When a property fails a REAC Inspection, the property owners and managers often take it personally. It can feel like a gut punch, and often the initial response is defensive. A defensive response is entirely normal; it’s even human. However, this response often gets property owner’s in trouble. So, the question is: what should you […]

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04.08.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HUD NSPIRE Standards Version 2.1 Released

HUD REAC has published an update to the NSPIRE standards – which is version 2.1. The previous version was 1.3, and in this new version, some of the standards in the previous versions have been changed dramatically, some subtly, and others have remained essentially as previously proposed. This update of the NSPIRE standards provides industry […]

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01.18.2021
Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

New Proposed Rule Changes on NSPIRE for HUD Programs

A notice was published in the federal register on January 13, 2021, Docket No. FR-6086-P-01
24, related to NSPIRE implementation. This notice is applicable to several HUD funding programs, including HUD Multifamily Section 8, Public Housing, Voucher programs (HCV and PBV), HOME, Mod Rehab, Housing Trust Fund, and Office of Community Planning and Development Programs. CFR […]

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12.23.2020
Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

New Eviction Moratorium and Rental Assistance in COVID Relief Package

The COVID relief bill includes several new initiatives that address the ever-expanding housing crisis.  Most notably, the new COVID-19 relief legislation extends the eviction moratorium through the end of January 2021 and establishes a $25 billion dollar rental assistance program, which is funded through the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The funds are to be dispersed to […]

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12.23.2020
Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

Carbon Monoxide Alarms to Be Required in HUD and USDA Properties

Included as part of the COVID-19 relief package was a bill – H.R. 1690, which was originally passed on 9/20/2019 and is titled as the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety Act of 2019.  A summary of the requirement for federally funded housing is: Carbon Monoxide Alarms Each dwelling unit assisted under this subtitle […]

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12.04.2020
Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

HUD Provides Additional COVID-19 Waivers for Public Housing Agencies

On November 30, 2020, HUD released Notice PIH 2020-33 (HA), Rev-2, which provides several COVID-19 waivers for Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. This notice extends and modifies waivers and administrative flexibilities established in the CARES act with Notice PIH 2020-05 on April 10, 2020. This notice restates the waivers provided in April, carrying […]

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11.24.2020
Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

New Guidance on Remote Informal Hearings for PHAs

On November 20, 2020, HUD released Notice PIH 2020-32, “Guidance for PHAs on the Allowability of Remote Hearings and Remote Briefings.” In this document, HUD discusses how to handle grievance procedure hearings and remote briefings for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) recipients.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for social distancing, particularly within indoor settings, has […]

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