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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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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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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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11.10.2020
Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

HUD Updates Guidance on Electronic Signatures and File Storage

On November 6, 2020, HUD published Notice  H 2020-10. In this notice, HUD provides clarification to the Electronic Signatures and Electronic File Storage guidance previously published on May 26, 2020, Notice H 2020-04. You can read my article about the original notice from June 1, 2020, by clicking here. Notice H 2020-4 permits IPAs (Independent Public […]

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