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Recent Court Case Shows Importance of Apartment Accessibility
In Ability Center v. Moline Builders, Ohio, August 2020, a court granted partial judgment to fair housing advocates in a lawsuit against multiple entities and individuals based on the design and cons... 10/24/2020
Impact of COVID-19 on Affordable Housing Properties
A recently published study by NDP Analytics, funded in part by the National Leased Housing Association, outlines the dramatic impact that COVID- 19 has had and will continue to have on affordable... 10/17/2020
A. J. Johnson to Present Webinar on Complying with the Requirements of the IRS on Tax Credit Properties
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on October 27, 2020, on Meeting IRS Requirements for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. The Webinar will be held from 9 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern time.... 10/17/2020
Social Security COLA - 2021
The federal government announced on October 13, 2020, that the Social Security Cost of Live Adjustment (COLA) for 2021 will be 1.3%. This increase will provide an additional $20 per month for the av... 10/13/2020
Upcoming 2021 Social Security COLA
The Social Security Administration is scheduled to release the 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Social Security tomorrow (October 13, 2020). Operators of affordable housing properties should be on ... 10/12/2020
HUD Issues Fair Housing Charge Against Wyoming Property Owner, Management Agent, and Onsite Manager for Familial Status Violation
On September 9, 2020, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) charged the owners and managers of an apartment community in Cheyenne, Wyoming with violation of the familial status prov... 10/11/2020
A. J. Johnson Webinar on Management of Tax-Exempt Bond Financed Properties
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on October 21, 2020, on Understanding the Basic Management Requirements of the Tax-Exempt Bond Program. The Webinar will be held from 1 PM to 4 PM Eastern.... 10/11/2020
Recent Court Decision Confirms that a Right of First Refusal is Not an Option to Purchase
A recent New York court case has affirmed that a non-profit s Right of First Refusal ( ROFR ) is not an option to purchase a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) property. The Case Riseboro Co... 10/05/2020
Helping Older Adults Age Safely in Place
With the aging of the U.S. population, the number of older adults living if affordable housing is growing and the average age of residents is increasing. Assisting residents to age in place safely is... 09/27/2020
A. J. Johnson to conduct a webinar on Interviewing Skills for Affordable Housing Managers.
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on October 7, 2020, on Interviewing Skills for Affordable Housing Managers. The Webinar will be held from 1 PM to 4 PM Eastern. One of the most importan... 09/27/2020
A. J. Johnson to Host Webinar on Critical Policies for Affordable Housing Developments
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on October 6, 2020, on Critical Policies for Affordable Housing Developments. The Webinar will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM Eastern. As important as it is ... 09/25/2020
A. J. Johnson to Host Webinar on Management of Rural Development Section 515 Properties
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on October 8, 2020, on The Management of Rural Development Section 515 Properties. The Webinar will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM Eastern. This full-day cour... 09/21/2020
Justice Department Settles Accessibility Case with Major Developer
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio announced on July 28, 2020, that the owners, developers, and builders of 82 multi-family housing complexes have... 09/20/2020
CDC Issues Emergency Order Halting Residential Evictions
On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an Agency Order for a Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19. This orde... 09/06/2020
Claiming Credit Without an 8609 - Impact of the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 created the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime (CPAR). This created a new process for amending or making changes to certain federal partnership tax returns for eff... 09/05/2020
Court Decision Restates Owner's Right to Information Relating to Accommodation Request
A recently decided Indiana case once again makes it clear that landlords have the right to request certain information to determine that an accommodation request for a disabled person is both reasona... 08/30/2020
Mandated Mask Wearing in Apartments Must be in the Form of a Written Policy
More and more apartment owners and managers are considering mandating the wearing of masks for residents, guests, and others in common areas of apartment communities. While such a policy makes good s... 08/29/2020
HUD Updates COVID-19 Guidance
The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for subsidized multifamily housing programs to encourage owners to take certain longer-... 08/24/2020
September 1 Webinar on Income Calculation & Verification
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on September 1, 2020, on Calculation and Verification of Income at Affordable Housing Properties. The Webinar will be held from 1:00 PM to 3 PM Eastern Time... 08/24/2020
Executive Order Does Not Extend Eviction Moratorium
I have received a number of questions from clients lately expressing confusion with regard to whether tenants in certain federally assisted properties are still protected from eviction due to non-pay... 08/16/2020
A. J. Johnson Partnering with Mid-Atlantic AHMA - Webinar on Preparing Affordable Housing Projects for Physical Inspections
A. J. Johnson is partnering with the Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association (Mid-Atlantic AHMA) in offering a webinar on Preparing Affordable Housing Properties for Agency Required Ph... 08/16/2020