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Dealing with Bed Bug Infestation

Bedbugs: Addressing and Preventing Outbreaks in Tax Credit Properties By A. J. Johnson             Outbreaks of bedbug infestation in apartments are increasing at an alarming rate in most metropolitan areas of the country, and low-income housing tax credit properties are…

HUD Publishes Formal Guidance on Infestation Control

On April 23, 2012, HUD published Notice H 2012-5, “Guidelines on Addressing Infestations in HUD insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing.” This guidance formalizes that in cases of infestation, owner priority should be the establishment of an Integrated Pest Management Plan…

HUD Relaxes Restrictions on ex-Criminals in Public Housing

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan has issued a letter to public housing agencies clarifying that ex-criminals may live in public housing under certain conditions. HUD outlines only two explicit circumstances under which ex-criminals are prohibited from public housing or issuance of…

No More Paper Checks for Federal Benefits

Paper checks are being phased out for all federal benefit payments. Beginning May 1, 2011, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans benefits or any other federal benefit, will need to choose an electronic payment method – paper checks will…