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Rejecting an Affordable Housing Applicant

If you are an affordable housing provider, it is critical to know the rules regarding when an applicant for housing can be rejected. The software you use typically has a Waitlist module and some folks rely on the old spreadsheet method even today. Knowing the rules will greatly reduce complaints filed against the O/A. It’s […]

Fair Housing, It’s Their Right!

Our country is sadly riddled with racism and discrimination. We can easily open the newspaper, turn on the TV or read about it on our smart phones, discrimination is prevalent throughout our society. Web based technology (social media) also seems to bring it out of people or just brings it to the surface. I see […]

Valet Parking in Section 8 Housing

Wouldn’t that be nice! A property manager told me that they have a disabled applicant who is scheduled to move in and is requesting a handicapped parking spot close to her soon to be new HUD subsidized apartment. None of the parking spots near her apartment are designated as “handicapped.” ​Her apartment is situated in […]

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Making Your Section 8 Property Alcohol Free

As an affordable housing property owner, we’ve elected to have a smoke-free building…although we had some residents make a small fuss; most have followed the new rules. Now a small number of folks in our community want to have a party in their community room and a few have asked if they can bring in […]

Housing Notice 2014-16 on Waiting List Administration Published

This notice provides guidance on the administration of waiting lists for Multifamily Housing properties, on the topics of opening the waiting list, placing applicants on the waiting list, and outreach. You can find the complete notice here: http://www.ahtcsonline.com/Industry Links/HUD Notices/hud_notice_H2014_16.pdf

Opening the waiting list; As stated in HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, paragraph 4-16.B.2, when an […]

Prohibition of inquiries on sexual orientation or gender identity in Subsidized Housing

Remember that for affordable housing, it is not mandatory for a person who does not want to indicate their sexuality/orientation and may leave the M/F field blank. According to 24 CFR 5.105(a)(2)(ii):

(ii) Prohibition of inquiries on sexual orientation or gender identity. No owner or administrator of HUD-assisted or HUD-insured housing, approved lender in an […]

The ADA Guidelines Requiring Pool Lifts in HUD Subsidized Property

I had a client email me to ask if he was required by the ADA compliance to install a pool lift;

“One of our properties is in the process of building a pool which will open in May. It is a Tax Credit property. Do we have to install a lift chair due to the […]

Does Your Tenant Selection Plan Go Far Enough

When a tenant requires services that you don’t offer, does the tenant then need to consider assisted living rather than independent living? Does your Tenant Selection Plan (TSP) address whether your community is an independent living facility versus an assisted living community?

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There are no Vacancies for Sexual Predators in Affordable Housing

There is no doubt about it, I am a “News Hound”. I watch the news all of the time. One of the most gripping headlines always includes how a woman or a child was assaulted by a sexual predator. MSNBC has even created a long going documentary called “To Catch a Predator”.

I have […]

Landlord Refuses to Rent to a Woman with Children

I recently read the most appalling article where HUD brought charges to the owner of a five-unit apartment building in Lebanon, NH, for violating the Fair Housing Act because the landlord allegedly refused to rent one of the units to a family with children. HUD is pursuing these charges on behalf of a mother with […]

HUD Proposes New Rule To Ensure Equal Access To Housing Regardless Of Sexual Orientation Or Gender Identity

HUD recently published regulations intended to ensure that it’s housing programs are open to all eligible persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. I think that it is important to note that we don’t see this as any political debate but rather an issue of fairness. Discrimination is never okay. What ever our views […]

HUD Notice H10-21 “Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policy Implementation.”

Since I have had recent inquiries abut this policy it spurred me to think how such a policy could affect the multifamily affordable housing owner. The HUD issued Notice H10-21 “Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policy Implementation” encourages owners and management agents to implement smoke-free housing policies in some or all of the properties they own or […]