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Marketing Our Section 8 Property Using Concessions

It’s not allowed! We recently did a file audit on a HUD Section 8 property and discovered that they were giving concessions to section 8 residents for resident referrals. That might be a great idea for the Conventional applicants but it does not apply to HUD Section 8. I vaguely remembered that it was not […]

Section 8 Medical Expenses for Assistance Animals

At AHTCSOnline, we wanted to start off the New Year by talking about the medical expenses of assistance animals. The HUD regulations can be a bit hazy at times particularly regarding the cost of medical expenses for assistance animals.

When we search the HUD handbook 4350.3 for written guidance, policy or notices for what expenses […]

MOR’s are imminent, are you ready?

Contract Administrators (CA’s) are about to ramp up on the Management Occupancy Reviews (MOR’s), are you ready?

The MOR’s will be starting up again real soon for all states and you know they’re going to be killer after not being completed for several years – This is why it’s necessary to get a head start […]

Adjustments for Prior Overpayment of Benefits in Section 8

Determining income in affordable housing can sometimes be a balancing act but when in doubt there are many resources such as the HUD Handbook or even the TRACS Discussion Forum.

Today I have a tenant who has provided us with a letter from SS stating her monthly payment is being “adjusted” due to overpayment from […]

The HUD Required Security Deposit Amount

All affordable housing leases and rental agreements require a security deposit. This is a dollar amount, usually one month’s rent, that’s intended to cover damage to the premises beyond normal wear and tear, and to cushion the financial blow if a tenant skips out early on the lease without paying. However the security deposit rules […]

When the Contract Administrator’s Software Can’t Handle a Certification That TRACS Will Accept

What do you do when the Contract Administrator’s (CA’s) software has limitations in processing a particular certification but the site software has complete functionality? This has been an ongoing issue for many years. The CA imposes their limitations and expects the site to work around it. It’s always good to try and work things out, […]

Processing Residual Receipts for Contract Administrators and Owner Agents

Per HUD Notice H-2012-14 – Issued: August 3, 2012

HUD has received several incorrect miscellaneous payment requests for Residual Receipts offsets. To correctly submit these requests, please follow the instructions below.

Owner Requirements

1. In order to accomplish the Offset Process, project Owners must submit a miscellaneous payment request through the Contract Administrator along with […]

New TRACS 202D Release & Implementation Schedule

Based on the most recent TRACS industry meeting, we were told about the new schedule for the release of TRACS 202D. As always this schedule is subject to change but for now the scheduled stands:

Vendor Testing is to commence on: December 1 – This means that the affordable housing software vendors, Contract Administrators and […]