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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 […]

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 […]

Utilizing the TRACS Discussion Forum

Some of you may use the TRACS Discussion Forum as a great resource and others may not. I view this forum at least once if not twice a day. I think it’s a great place to get answers to industry questions. For those who have not used it, you should know that it is not […]

Exercising a Reasonable Accommodation in HUD Multifamily

What do we do as affordable housing Owners/Property managers of a Section 8 property when an Applicant requests a “Reasonable Accommodation” and it turns out the applicant fabricated the need just so they could have a larger unit? Here is a story of how

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Sample Affordable Housing Smoke-Free Housing Policy

ABC Apartments, is a designated Smoke-Free Housing Complex in accordance with all local, state and federal laws. We have amended our Section 8 House Rules to include a new smoke free housing policy for our community.

NO SMOKING POLICY – No Smoking: Due to the increased risk of fire, increased maintenance costs and the known […]

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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