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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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02.12.2021
Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

HUD Publishes New Prohibition of Sex & Gender Identity Discrimination

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) prohibition on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity On February 11, 2021, HUD announced in a memo that the HUD FHEO office will administer and fully enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity.  This memo was […]

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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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01.05.2021
Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

HUD Publishes Updated COVID-19 Q&A 01-04-21

On January 4, 2021, HUD published an update to the HUD Multifamily Housing COVID-19 Q&A. Many of the updates made to existing answers were to extend the expiration date of certain relief provisions from December 31, 2020, to May 31, 2021. Other updates addressed using common areas of assisted properties to provide vaccines, the financial […]

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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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