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A. J. Johnson to Offer Live Webinar on Reasonable Modifications and Accommodations Under Section 504 and the Fair Housing Act
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on July 1, 2021 on Reasonable Modification and Accommodation Requirements Under Section 504 and the Fair Housing Act.  The Webinar will be held from 1:... 06/21/2021
HUD Restores Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Requirement
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an interim final rule on June 10 to restore the implementation of the Fair Housing Act s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housin... 06/20/2021
A. J. Johnson Partners with Mid-Atlantic AHMA for June Training on Income, Assets & Tax-Exempt Bonds
During the month of June 2021, A. J. Johnson will be partnering with the MidAtlantic Affordable Housing Management Association for two live webinars intended for real estate professionals, particular... 06/12/2021
Biden Housing Plan Stresses Housing as Infrastructure
On May 26, the Biden Administration released its full plans for a surge in new housing spending as part of the American Jobs Plan. The proposal would invest $318 billion, including $105 billion in ne... 05/29/2021
Court Affirms Right of Spouse to be a Live-in Aide at HUD-Assisted Property
In Johnson v. Guardian Management, April 2021, a court ruled that a current spouse may be a live-in aide for a resident at a HUD Section 8 project. Facts of the Case A Section 8 resident reques... 05/24/2021
HUD Enters Into Conciliation Agreement Relating to Language Access Services
The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) recently entered into a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement with an owner and management company in Sacramento, CA resolving allegation... 05/23/2021
COVID-19 IRS Extension for Qualifying Units (Notices 2021-12 and 2021-17)- Industry Positions on Year Two Credits
In January 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-12, extending various COVID-19 relief provisions for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Tax-Exempt Bond programs. The service also added relie... 05/22/2021
Key Improvements to LIHTC Program Possible for 2021
An updated Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) has been introduced in the House and Senate with bipartisan support. The House and Senate bills are identical and are a continuation of an... 05/15/2021
American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2021 Introduced
On April 23, 2021, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver introduced the American Housing & Economic Mobility Act of 2021 (S. 1368 and H.R. 2768. These bills reintroduce bills f... 05/09/2021
Administration Announces More Funding for ERAP
On May 7, 2021, the Biden Administration announced the allocation of an additional $21.6 billion under the American Rescue Plan for Emergency Rental Assistance including $2.5 billion targeted to th... 05/08/2021
HUD Publishes Income Limits for Multiple Programs
On May 3, 2021, HUD published 2021 income limits for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, HOME, HOPWA, Housing Trust Fund (HTF), and the Nei... 05/07/2021
A. J. Johnson Partners with Mid-Atlantic AHMA for May Training on Basic LIHTC Compliance and Interviewing Skills for Managers
During the month of May 2021, A. J. Johnson will be partnering with the MidAtlantic Affordable Housing Management Association for two live webinars intended for real estate professionals, particularl... 05/02/2021
HUD Confirms Income Exclusions
Unemployment Benefits & Child Tax Credit The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021 Appropriations) and the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP) amended three provisions to strengthen and ex... 04/29/2021
HUD Secretary Announces Increase in REAC Inspections
On April 23, 2021, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announced that effective June 1, 2021, HUD will substantially increase housing inspections for properties subject to REAC. Within a few days as earl... 04/26/2021
A. J. Johnson to Offer Webinar on LIHTC Acquisition/Rehab Issues
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on May 6, 2021, on Acquisition/Rehab of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Projects Critical Issues for Success. The Webinar will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 ... 04/25/2021
CDC Updates FAQS on Eviction Moratorium
On April 14, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) regarding the CDC order to temporarily halt residential evictions to assist in pr... 04/24/2021
A. J. Johnson to Host Asset Webinar
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on April 29, 2021 on Dealing with Resident Assets at Affordable Housing Properties. The Webinar will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern time. This t... 04/18/2021
Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 Introduced in Congress
Once again, a bill has been introduced in Congress to amend the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 (AHCIA) was introduced in the Senate on ... 04/18/2021
A. J. Johnson Partners with Mid-Atlantic AHMA for April Training Series
During the month of April 2021, A. J. Johnson will be partnering with the MidAtlantic Affordable Housing Management Association for two live webinars intended for real estate professionals, particula... 04/11/2021
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium
On March 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the federal eviction moratorium. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021, is now extended throug... 04/01/2021
HUD Publishes 2021 Income Limits
On April 1, 2021, HUD published the 2021 income limits for HUD programs as well as for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Bond programs. The limits are effective on April 1, 2021.  ... 04/01/2021