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Tips and Advice for the Affordable Housing Industry

The Score is a periodic publication from US Housing Consultants providing information for the affordable housing industry that shares practical information for everyday use. 

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Clarifications about REAC Notice 2016-03

Over the last month we have received many questions about the new HUD notice regarding additional scrutiny on the quality of repairs. While many of the questions also expressed a lot of d...

On July 10, 2016, HUD released Inspector Notice No. 2016-03

...which further clarified the memo we discussed in our newsletter last week. In the previous notice, the changes were noted as being effective on J...


HUD REAC Provides Clarification on Industry Standards Repair Requirements

On August 9, 2016, HUD REAC provides clarifiations to the industry on the requirements in HUD Notice 2016-03 Regarding Requirements for Repairs to be Completed within Industry standards. In this email to some in the in...

Industry Standard Repair Rule Change to REAC

HUD REAC released a notice on their website this week (July 5, 2016) entitled “Industry Standard Repair”, which indicates a new standard that details that all repairs made to properties ...

Interim Recertifications for HUD Section 8 programs - Part 3

What are the processing guidelines when changes are reported?

When a tenant requests an interim recertification or when a tenant reports changes in income or other circumstances as required, the owner mu...

This week HUD released a document titled “UPCS Guidance & Protocol Clarification

...which will be effective as of May 23, 2016. This document addresses inquiries submitted by REAC Inspectors. The document, while helpful in some respects, contains...

A Year of Working With H 2015-02

A little over a year ago, HUD released a memorandum on changes to what happens to Multifamily properties that receive a score of less than 60. This notice, H 2015-02, was titled “Required Actions for Multifa...

HUD Updates REAC Inspector Business Rules and Code of Conduct

On February 5, 2016, a notice was issued that created new business rules for active REAC Inspectors. This new set of REAC Inspector business rules is an update to the existing inspector business rules dated Januar...

HUD has announced 2016 Income Limits for HUD and MTSP Housing Programs  

Effective March 28, 2016

HUD does not allow for a 45 day grace period and software vendors will be required to update the limits immediately.

For tax credit properties, there is a 45 day grace period, which means ...

On March 8, 2016, HUD published a Final Rule on Streamlining Administrative Regulations 

The effective date of the Final Rule is April 7, 2016. Portions of this final rule affect the Public Housing (PH) Program, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the Comm...

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