HUD Updates Guidance on CARES Act Eviction Moratorium
On July 1, 2020, HUD issued Notice H-20-07, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Eviction Moratorium. This Notice provides background and up-to-date guidance on HUD s policies a... 07/10/2020
HUD Issues Update Notice on COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers
On July 2, 2020, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) issued Notice PIH 2020-05, Rev. 1 COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the Public Housi... 07/08/2020
Webinar on Average Income Requirements & Best Practices
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on July 14, 2020 on Requirements & Best Practices Relating to the Average Income Minimum Set-Aside for LIHTC Properties. The Webinar will be held at 1:0... 07/07/2020
Illegal Steering - Recent Fair Housing Settlement Shows Feds Lack of Tolerance for the Practice
The United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) reached a Settlement Agreement with the Decatur (AL) Housing Authority on June 26 after a HUD compliance review determined that t... 07/04/2020
IRS Releases Major LIHTC Program Guidance - July 1, 2020
On July 1, 2020, the IRS released an advanced copy of proposed regulations concerning low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) housing finance agency (HFA) monitoring requirements and Notice 2020-53, wh... 07/01/2020
Housing Crisis Looms with End of Eviction Moratoriums
The United States is on the cusp of a housing crisis. As states begin lifting eviction moratoriums, and with the July rent coming due, millions are still suffering from the economic damage caused by ... 07/01/2020
CAREs Act Eviction Protection for Housing Trust Fund Projects
A client recently asked me whether properties with money from the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) are subject to the eviction moratorium protections of the CAREs Act. This is a somewhat confusing i... 06/28/2020
Pre-Termination Notice Requirements for Section 8 Properties
Many managers of HUD properties have learned the hard way that failing to give an absolutely correct notice prior to terminating a resident s lease can lead to eviction delays. If a pre-termination n... 06/27/2020
A COVID-19 Best Practice Reminder for Multifamily Housing
COVID-19 IS A SERIOUS RESPIRATORY ILLNESS THAT CAN SPREAD FROM PERSON TO PERSON. It is unfortunate that months into this crisis, people still have to be reminded about how serious an illness COVID-19... 06/26/2020
Smoking in Apartments - Two Recent Court Cases Illustrate Landlord Right to Permit or Prohibit Smoking
Two recent court cases have strengthened the rights of landlords to either permit smoking or to prohibit smoking in apartment communities. In Davis v. Echo Valley Condominium Association, Michigan... 06/21/2020
How to Notify Residents of Confirmed COVID-19 Case
I have received a lot of questions lately regarding the rights of landlords and residents when a resident at an apartment community tests positive for the coronavirus. While a landlord is required to... 06/20/2020
State Eviction Moratoriums for COVID-19 Due to Expire As Unemployment Benefits Dry Up
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, most states put a hold on evictions from rental properties. In many states, those moratoriums are expiring at about the same time that more genero... 06/20/2020
HUD Publishes 2020 Income Limits for HOME, CDBG, HOPWA, HTF, and NSP and 2020 Rent Limits for HOME and HTF
On June 17, 2020, HUD published the Income Limits for 2020 for a number of programs, including: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG);HOME Program;Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (H... 06/17/2020
Paycheck Protection Program - Largest Banks Have Served the Smallest Businesses
The Bank Policy Institute (BPI) has released data from a survey of the nine largest retail banks regarding loan originations from the first two rounds of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It app... 06/15/2020
HUD and Prince George's County Housing Authority Enter into Voluntary Compliance Agreement Related to Discrimination Against the Disabled
On June 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) reached a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Housing Authority of Prince George s County (HAPGC), Maryland after a ... 06/14/2020
Boston and New York Landlords Sue Over COVID-19 Eviction Moratoriums
Landlords in New York and Massachusetts have filed legal challenges to eviction moratoriums put into place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that the bans on eviction are unconstitutional... 06/14/2020
CARES Act Eviction Moratorium applies to the HOME Program
The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) recently sent a reminder to HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) of their responsibility to notify property owners and tenants about the temp... 06/13/2020
National Report on Affordable Housing Preservation Released
A Joint report of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) on the affordable housing preservation situation and needs in th... 06/07/2020
HUD Releasing $800 Million in CARES Act Assistance for Section 8 Properties
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides $1 billion of additional appropriations to Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to c... 06/06/2020
A. J. Johnson Partnering with Mid-Atlantic AHMA for Affordable Housing Webinars
A. J. Johnson is partnering with the Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association (Mid-Atlantic AHMA) in a series of webinars relating to the development and operation of affordable housing... 06/05/2020
Warn Residents of COVID-19 Scams
Scammers, fraudsters, and other criminals are taking advantage of rapidly changing data and facts associated with COVID-19, both in the workplace and in our homes. Government agencies, corporations, ... 05/30/2020