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Sole Place of Residence for a Section 8 Applicant or Tenant?

There have been plenty of questions/concerns in affordable housing in regard to a Section 8 resident’s sole place of residence. I mean how many places can a tenant live? If they own the apartment or house, and they rent it out…no problem, you have to count it as an asset and count the rental income. […]

HUD Subsidized Properties Affected by Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac is projected to affect all of the Gulf states. Therefore, HUD is requesting that you do the following:

Assure that there is an evacuation plan for elderly and disabled residents who live in your properties, and be prepared to provide HUD with your plan if requested. If residents are evacuated, please advise us […]

Clarification of HUD Approved Training Expenses

I understand why Owners of HUD subsidized properties and Management companies are sometimes afraid to spend money on training their staff. Some folks had some questions about whether or not the classes would be considered HUD approved training expenses and others had concerns they are afraid to spend too much on training for fear their […]

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 […]

Renters’ Insurance for all Section 8 Tenants

Notice to all tenants: Your affordable housing property owner’s insurance policy will not cover your losses due to theft or damage.

Renters’ insurance is one of the best investment a tenant could make and it’s very inexpensive. It covers you when there is loss due to theft or damage caused by other people or natural […]