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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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11.03.2020
Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

IRS Publishes Proposed Regulations for the Average Income Minimum Set Aside Election

On Friday, October 30th, the IRS published proposed regulations related to the Average Income Minimum Set Aside Test under the LIHTC Program. The IRS is proposing changes (click here to read full proposed regulation) to Treasury Regulation 1.42-15, which speaks to the Next Available Unit Rule, and is proposing anew Treasury Regulation, 1.42-19, which speaks […]

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10.15.2020
Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

SSA Announces 2021 Cost of Living Increase

On 10/13/20, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a 1.3% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), increasing the benefit amount for recipients beginning January of 2021. As the SSA has published this information, it is considered “verifiable,” and the COLA may need to be included when determining annual income. LIHTC, RD, and HOME For  LIHTC, RD, […]

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10.15.2020
Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

HUD Published Updated COVID-19 Q&A 10-14-20

On October 14, 2020, HUD published another updated COVID-19 Q&A, which was last updated on 7/31/2020. While most of the added guidance relates to the CDC Eviction Moratorium, this latest update extends the dates for certain relief provisions and discusses “Hazard Pay” when determining annual income. The HUD Q&A document discusses several changes for MAP Lending […]

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09.02.2020
Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Orders a Temporary Eviction Moratorium 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released an order in the Federal Register, which establishes a halt to evictions during COVID-19. The CDC Eviction Order is scheduled to be published on September 4, 2020, and extends to the end of 2020. The CDC explains the reason for the eviction order: Housing stability helps protect public health […]

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08.05.2020
Amanda Gross | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

HUD Publishes Updated COVID-19 Q&A 7/31/20

On July 31, new HUD Updates for Coronavirus were released in an updated COVID -19 Q&A.  In this update, in addition to updating a few existing answers, HUD also added four new questions and answers. Testing and Face Masks HUD addressed whether or not owner/agents can require applicants/tenants to be tested for COVID-19, and also discussed […]

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07.27.2020
John Broderick | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

The Return of HUD MORs During COVID-19

If you thought that the COVID-19 shutdown would cause your HUD Management Occupancy Reviews (MORs) are postponed indefinitely, you should think again. HUD has directed PBCAs (Project Based Contract Administrators) to continue their work plans regarding completion of MORs for operators of project-based Section 8 and other developments. The MORs must include a physical inspection […]

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