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
HUD Issues Notice on Electronic Signatures
On May 26, 2020, HUD issued Notice H20-4, Electronic Signature, Transmission and Storage Guidance for Multifamily Assisted Housing Industry Partners. This Notice provides guidance to HUD multifa... 05/27/2020
Procedures for Requesting a Private Letter Ruling
A Private Letter Ruling (PLR) is a written decision by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that is sent in response to a taxpayer s request for guidance on unusual circumstances or complex questions a... 05/23/2020
Webinar on Fair Housing and COVID-19
A. J. Johnson will be conducting a webinar on June 2, 2020 on Complying with Fair Housing Law in the Age of COVID-19. The Webinar will be held at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. This one hour webinar will ... 05/20/2020
COVID-19 Takes Disproportionate Toll on Affordable Housing Residents
A new survey by the Federal Reserve (FED) shows that 39% of former workers in households earning $40,000 or less lost work during the current pandemic, and many of these households do not have the re... 05/17/2020
Joe Biden Releases Housing Plan
Former Vice President and presumed Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has released a comprehensive housing plan much of which deals with affordable rental housing, including the Low-Income... 05/16/2020
HUD Issues Guidance on COVID-19 and HOME Projects
On May 1, 2020, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) issued updated guidance relative to application of the CARES Act to projects with HOME funding. Section 4024 of the CARES Act i... 05/03/2020
Supreme Court Refuses to Overturn Idaho Case Giving Homeless the Right to Sleep in Public Places
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by Boise, ID to review Martin v. Boise, December 16, 2019, leaving in place earlier rulings by the 9th Circuit that homeless persons cannot be punished for sl... 04/25/2020
HUD Issues Issues Waivers for Public & Indian Housing Programs, Including Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers During COVID-19 Emergency
On April 10, 2020 the HUD Office of Public & Indian Housing (PIH) issued waivers to provide administrative relief and ensuring continued program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. These wai... 04/19/2020
Minnesota Supreme Court Rules that Payments Made to a Parent to Care for a Disabled Child Count as Income
On February 12, 2020, the Supreme Court of Minnesota held that some of the payments made by the state under a program for families with children having developmental disabilities who need to stay at ... 04/19/2020
IRS Extends Deadlines for Several LIHTC Requirements Due to COVID-19
The IRS has issued Notice 2020-23 extending the deadline to July 15, 2020 for any tax action that was due to be performed from April 1, 2020 through July 15, 2020. The actions for which the extended ... 04/18/2020
HUD Issues COVID-19 Suspensions and Waivers for HOME Program
On April 10, 2020, HUD issued guidance regarding suspension and waivers for requirements for the HOME program as a result of COVID-19. The memorandum authorized HOME participating jurisdictions (PJs)... 04/17/2020