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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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Carbon Monoxide Detector Mandates

“Safety First”…is one of those phrases we hear quite often…especially if you have kids or loved ones. When it comes to where we live, no matter what type of affordable housing we live in there resides the possibility of the silent killer…Carbon Monoxide. HUD has created a division called Healthy Homes Program to combat this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]