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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 […]

CA’s obligation to reconcile the Voucher with the property

In the past year or so I have had two clients who after several months of having their vouchers revised by their CA, were not given any reason for the revision and when they inquired as to why their voucher was revised they were simply told to “figure it out on their own”. I got […]

What should be included in the EIV “Master File?”

Let us discuss which EIV reports should be maintained in the file. There is no doubt that HUD’s RHIIP initiative (through EIV) has done a great job to reduce over-payments and underpayments to HUD. On the other hand, a great responsibility has been added to the O/A in regard to HUD reporting. I must say, […]

Section 8 Renewal Guide and M2M Operating Procedures

Section 8 Renewal Guide and M2M Operating Procedures Guide Set Policy for Renewing Section 8 Project Based Contracts (RHIIP Listserv Posting # 247)

The policy document for renewing Section 8 contracts not subject to restructuring is the Section 8 Renewal Guide that is posted on the HUD website at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/mfh/mfhsec8. This Guide and the […]

Our HUD Multifamily Industry Resources

During an average day of property management you may find yourself confronted with an issue and asking yourself “what am I supposed to do now?”. We may or may not realize during the heat of the moment that there are resources that are afforded to us within our industry to answer that very question.

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Choosing the right affordable housing software vendor

Selecting the right affordable housing software vendor is a task which, in my opinion, is like shopping for a new car. How much do you have to spend? Do you want just a car? Do you want an SUV? Or do you need a truck? Once you pick the type of vehicle you want, then […]

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 […]

Removal of SSN from tenant files

Although this is not yet a requirement, it is obvious that there is a push in the affordable housing industry to reduce the amount of times the SSN is disclosed in the tenant file to minimize the risk of identity fraud. We were told during a recent TRACS Industry meeting that the SSN will not […]