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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 […]

Where should I send the Utility Allowance Check?

The handling of disbursements of utility allowances (UA) in affordable housing varies from property to property. The question remains how do properties determine the best way to apply the utility allowance. Do the checks need to be made out to the utility companies with C/O on the checks, or do the tenants come in every […]

Screening Affordable Housing Tenants for Drug Abuse and Other Criminal Activity

Dealing with Section 8 tenants who may be involved with drugs or addiction is hard enough for a family. But, according to the HUD Occupancy handbook, the Owner/Agent has the responsibility to protect the residents; “Owners must establish written screening criteria to prohibit the admission of certain individuals who have engaged in drug-related criminal behavior, […]

Unauthorized Occupancy in a Section 8 Unit

Two’s company, three is a crowd…unless the third person is pitching in for the rent and other utilities. But what do you do when you have a person in a Section 8 unit who is not on the lease? Unauthorized occupancy is the most difficult thing in the world to prove in affordable housing. You […]

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 […]

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New HUD Protected Class Rule

On January 30, 2012 HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced new regulations to ensure equal access to housing for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.

These new regulations were published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2012 with an effective date of March 3, 2012. These regulations apply to all […]

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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