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If Your MOR Was Tomorrow, Are You Prepared?

Proactive or reactive, some of you out there have chosen the latter. File audits are not inexpensive, but if your files have been neglected, it is going to take a whirlwind to get them back in shape! Management Occupancy Reviews (MOR) have begun and we have been busier than ever!

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The Onslaught of MOR’s

The onslaught of MOR’s Some of you have been waiting for the “shoe to drop” and for some of you it has already. MOR’s have begun and we at AHTCS, LLC have been busier than ever! One of the benefits of working with my clients is that I was that I was able to be […]

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 […]

What to do when a HUD Subsidized Tenant Claims “Zero Income”

My first question is​ “​Did you go through the Zero Income Questionnaire with your Tenant? ​”​The tenant may think that “income” means employment only income. As we know​, ​and as defined in Chapter 5 of the HUD Handbook 4350.3 Change 4 & Exhibit 5-1, income includes several sources ​ including​ Federal Wage, Non-Federal Wage, SS […]

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 […]

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) – Impending Announcement

The legal skirmishing of the PBCA selection process has delayed this announcement now for quite some time, however the affordable housing industry has been waiting patiently for this eventual announcement. So as of June 3, 2013, the status of the PBCA NOFA is this:

“Unless HUD is prohibited from doing so by the United States […]

Top 10 Posts for all days ending 06-18-2013

Once in a while I like to reflect upon what seems to be the more important issues facing the affordable housing industry based on the number of views we’ve had on the articles. Please feel free to share your thoughts on any of these subjects or you can email me at info@ahtcsonline.com if there are […]

Learn more about the revised EIV Notice H2013-06

HUD Housing Notice 2013-06, Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System, was issued today, March 12, 2013. This Notice supersedes Notices H 2011-21, H 2008-03, H 2009-20, and H 2010-10. The Notice is posted here at http://www.ahtcsonline.com/Industry Links/HUD Notices/HUD_Notice-H2013-06.pdf.

Learn more by taking our new UPDATED class for EIV: http://www.AHTCSonline.com/regform.php

The revised Notice:

Adds Section 811 Project […]

The Form HUD-9834 (MOR) has finally been re-released

A revised form HUD-9834 Management Reviews of Multifamily Projects is now available from our webpage. http://www.ahtcsonline.com/Industry Links/MOR Forms/HUD-9834.doc. The form now has an expiration date of 02/28/2015 and is to be implemented for Management Reviews for Multifamily Housing Projects performed on or after December 4, 2012. All Management Reviews started prior to December 4, 2012, […]

Another Completed Affordable Housing File Audit

Undergoing a file audit on your Section 8 property is a major undertaking. I think some folks are a bit nervous about somebody coming to “check their work.” Nobody likes to have their work criticized. But honestly the focus or the thoughts should be…”I’m finally having somebody check my files to make sure I didn’t […]

Our Most Viewed Content So Far!

How to Deal with Extended Absence or Abandonment in Section 8 758 Unit Inspections for Section 8 Housing 689 When is a Section 8 tenant considered “Moved out”? 580 AHTCS, LLC provides HUD Section 8 file audit and file reviews 407 MOR’s May Be Suspended, But Let’s Pretend They Weren’t! 394 Does Your Tenant […]

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 […]

Unit Inspections for Section 8 Housing

I hate cleaning…well, I hate some aspects of it. I don’t mind vacuuming or mopping the floors…but I know I dislike dusting which makes me sneeze. No Matter how much I dislike cleaning, it is imperative to have well maintained affordable housing units. Having a clean and well maintained property contributes to a healthy environment […]

MOR’s May Be Suspended, But Let’s Pretend They Weren’t!

As you may or may not have noticed, nobody from HUD or your Contract Administrator is knocking on your door to perform your annual management occupancy review (MOR). This past year all of the performance-based contracts went out for re-bid. Some PBCA’s were happy with the results but most were not. The eleven PBCA awards […]

Just Announced — HUD Releases 2012 Income Limits

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has just released the 2012 Income Limits for both LIHTC and Section 8 however they are on separate web pages. The MTSP income limits are to only be used by projects financed with tax-exempt housing bonds – referred to by HUD as Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects […]

October TRACS Industry Working Group Meeting

Our TRACS industry meeting began on a sad note: Willie Spearman, Gail Williamson and Deb Lear have announced their retirement from HUD. These three individuals have made large contributions to the multifamily housing industry. They will be sorely missed!

Also discussed at the TRACS industry 202D working group meeting last week was how to address […]

Planting the Seed in Affordable Housing

Looking out of my office window and anticipating the snow’s disappearance, I am anxiously awaiting the emergence of my flowering bulbs. I was reminded of how my three little boys and I planted the seeds and bulbs last year. Even more important was the memory of how much fun it was when we all worked […]