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2019 HOME Income Limits

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HUD has published the 2019 HOME income limits. The limits will be effective on June 28, 2019. Until that date, HOME fund recipients should continue to use the 2018 HOME income limits, which were published on June 1, 2018. The…

GAO Recommends Improvements to REAC – March 2019

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            At the end of March 2019, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report titled, “REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT CENTER – HUD Should Improve Physical Inspection Process and Oversight of Inspectors.”             The 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Joint Explanatory Statement,…

Rules for Electronic Waiting Lists at HUD Projects

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In most cases, HUD projects are required to maintain waiting lists. A waiting list is a formal record of applicants for housing that identifies the applicant’s name, date and time of application, selection preferences claimed, income category, and the need…

Monitoring Fees for HOME Projects

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Agencies that administer HOME funds are known as Participating Jurisdictions or “PJs.” For HOME-assisted projects with commitments on or after August 23, 2013, the HOME program regulations [24 CFR 92.214(b)(1)(i)] allow PJs and state recipients to charge owners if rental…

The Shutdown and Affordable Housing

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As we enter the third week of the partial government shutdown, the impact is beginning to affect more than just the unfortunate federal workers who are not being paid. Some of America’s poorest families may soon be hit by the…

Owner-Adopted Preferences in the RAD Program

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On June 29, 2018, HUD published a list of allowable owner-adopted preferences for RAD properties, including direction for owners wanting to establish an owner-adopted elderly preference. The guidance highlights current HUD policy located in the RAD Notice (PIH 2012-32[HA] H-2017-03,…

HUD Publishes 2018 Income Limits

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On March 30, 2018, HUD published the 2018 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, 2018. The limits for the LIHTC and…

Additional HUD VAWA Guidance – November 2017

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The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) recently issued clarifying guidance regarding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The guidance addresses the following areas of VAWA: Applicability; Notice of Occupancy Rights & Certification Form; Emergency Transfers; Lease Addendum; Lease…

Required Elements of VAWA Emergency Transfer Plan

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HUD recently published a revised form HUD-5381, “Model Emergency Transfer Plan for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.” The model contains only general provisions of an Emergency Transfer Plan. Adoption of the model plan without further…

Equal Access to Housing for HUD Assisted Housing Projects

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Equal Access to Housing for HUD Assisted Housing Projects As many managers of HUD-Assisted properties already know, HUD prohibits discrimination against individuals based on their gender identity. HUD published a final rule entitled “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s…

Notice H 2016-18, Automating Capital Needs Assessments

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HUD published Notice H 2016-18 on December 30, 2016, “Implementation of the CNA e Tool: Automating Capital Needs Assessments (CNA), and Related Policy Changes.”   The Notice introduces new Capital Needs Assessment tools, and consolidates and aligns due diligence methods…

HUD Model VAWA Forms Made Available

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HUD has created Microsoft Word files for the four model forms included in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) final rule that was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2016. These forms are now available on the Office…
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