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Family Members of Live-in Aides- New HUD Guidance

In the past, HUD guidance has indicated that family members of live-in aides could not reside with the aide in housing developments assisted under the HUD Multifamily Housing Division. This includes project-based rental assistance programs such as Section 8, as…

HUD Reduces Time for Advance Notice of REAC Inspections

On February 20, 2019, HUD announced in a press release a new Notice that reduces to 14 calendar days (from 120-days) the advance notification inspectors will give before conducting physical inspections of public housing and private HUD-assisted multifamily housing. The…

How to Properly Apply the HUD Minimum Rent Requirements

Owners participating in HUD Multifamily Housing Programs (MFH) are sometimes unsure of exactly how to apply HUD’s minimum rent rules. HUD occupancy regulations require all households (except those with hardship exemptions) to pay a monthly rent of at least $25…

Documentation of Child Custody and Support

One of the most vexing problems faced by managers of affordable housing is how to handle the counting of children when full time residence in a unit is not clear. There are many households with children in shared custody situations.…

HUD Proposed Legislation on Assisted Rents and Other Issues

On April 25, 2018, HUD sent a legislative proposal to Congress titled, “Making Affordable Housing Work Act of 2018.” The proposed legislation contains seven sections that, if passed into law by Congress and signed by the President, would significantly impact…

HUD Publishes 2018 Income Limits

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…

Self-Employed Individuals in Affordable Housing Properties

One of the most difficult type of income to determine for managers of affordable housing rental properties (e.g. Section 8 or Low-Income Housing Tax Credit [LIHTC]) is self-employment income. Based on the number of issues we see when reviewing the…

Streamlining HUD Regulations – Interim Final Rule – December 12, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register on December 12, 2017, titled “Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Multifamily Housing Programs and Implementing Family Income Reviews Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation…

Additional HUD VAWA Guidance – November 2017

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

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…

Building a Case Against Unauthorized Occupants

Dealing with unauthorized occupants is a troublesome issue for many affordable housing managers, but due to the requirements of affordable housing programs such as Section 8 and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), knowing who is living in a unit…

Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs)

Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs)   HUD publishes fair market rents for all areas of the nation. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) use fair market rents as a guideline when determining payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.…

VAWA Deadline Reminders

VAWA Deadline Reminders   As I noted in a prior client memo, HUD has released four Model forms for use on HUD properties to ensure compliance with requirements of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). These model forms are Appendix…

HUD Final Rule on VAWA – November 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) final rule regarding the implementation of housing protections authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2016.   In…

Assistance to Non-Citizens in the Section 8 Program

Assistance to Non-Citizens in the Section 8 Program   Section 214 of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1980 prohibited HUD from providing housing assistance to aliens unless they meet certain residency requirements.   In 1996, Congress amended Section…

Compliance with HUD Live-in Aide Rules

Compliance with HUD Live-in Aide Rules   Allowing a Live-in Aide for a disabled person is both a HUD and fair housing requirement.   The definition of a live-in aide is a person who resides with one or more elderly…
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