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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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04.27.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

REAC Posts New COVID-19 Safety and Scheduling Procedures

On April 27, 2021, HUD released a revised Q&A document and Inspector Notice 2021-01 about REAC Inspections during COVID-19 and several other useful documents. As we mentioned last week, the “14-day Notice” rule is now being modified by having HUD REAC notify the property that an inspection is upcoming at least 28 days before the […]

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04.22.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

REAC Inspections to Resume June 1, 2021

We received notice from our colleagues at NLHA today that REAC will resume UPCS physical inspections beginning on June 1. When this occurs, REAC will expand the 14-day notice of inspection to 28-days. HUD intends to prioritize high-risk properties and will inform affected owners beginning Monday, April 26, 2021. HUD has consulted with CDC to […]

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04.12.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

REAC Inspection Return to Operations to be Revised

Earlier this month, HUD REAC sent a notice to currently certified REAC Inspectors on the status of the Return to Operations plan. As many may remember, HUD REAC technically returned to operations in October of 2020, however, the status of the pandemic made the resumption of inspections very limited. Now, with the status of the […]

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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

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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