The Score Newsletter

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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Working with Self-Employment Income

Of the all the income sources that need to be verified for affordable housing programs, self-employment income has to be one of the most challenging. There are so many factors to consider when determining income for those who are self-employed:

Is the person self...

Commonly Overlooked REAC Inspection Deficiencies

This summer we are starting a four-part series about some of the REAC deficiencies that clients are saying they have “never heard of before”. With the recent addition of newly trained REAC inspectors, many of whom have a greater attention to detail,...

Leaking and Malfunctioning Shower Diverter Valves 

One of the most common issues that we have been asked about recently is inspectors who are citing “leaking diverter valves” on shower bathtub faucet assemblies. This refers to a condition where the lower faucet ...

Handling Issues with EIV Discrepancies 

How to Handle the Complex World of EIV Discrepancies... In 2001, the President’s Management Agenda was released and established the reduction of erroneous payments as a key government-wide priority and required government agencies to measure improper paym...

Important HUD HOME Program Changes

It’s finally spring in the Northeast, and with the change in temperatures, inevitably you’ll take some time to do some spring-cleaning.  With that in mind, this month we’ll discuss getting your HOME in order – HOME-assisted units that is. There are a number of r...

How to Handle Willful False Statements on Tenant Certifications

Section 1001 of Title 18 of the US Code makes it a criminal offense to make willful false statements or misrepresentations to any Department or Agency of the United States as to any matter within its jurisdiction.

Did that get your att...

New HUD Rules for REAC Scores Less Than 60

HUD released Notice H2015-02 on February 24, 2015; this memorandum discusses new rules and procedures for properties that receive a score of less than 60 on a REAC Inspection. This memo ...

Knowing When to File A Complaint About A REAC Inspector

At nearly everyone one of our training sessions, speaking engagements, or just day to day requests for advice: the most common question we have been receiving over the last several years revolves around "unprofessional REAC Inspector". Something like...

New Regulations Clarified on Requirements for Call for Aide Systems

On October 31, 2014, HUD Published a Memorandum regarding "Office of Multifamily Programs Policy on Emergency Call Systems in Elderly Properties...

When Statements During an Inspection Are Actually Just Opinion

Our inspection consultants have been telling us lately that many clients are telling them of experiences where the previous REAC Inspector "dinged them" for any number of issues that they'd "never heard of before." Our clients wanted to know if...

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