Video Blog 3/31/2020 - Lead Paint FAQ #2 & Count Social Security Net Income?

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: Do properties for older persons have to provide the usual EPA paperwork to resident households? Also, when is it appropriate to count net social security income? (from the forthcoming course Qualifying Households for Affordable Housing). References cited in the video. EPA Website HERE. Check out Costello University HERE

2020 HUD & Tax Credit Income Limits Are Out! Also a Bonus Tax Credit Tool!

HUD has released the 2020 income limits for their programs and the tax credit/bond programs. They are effective 04/01/2020. Please note: the HOME, CDBG, NSP, and HTF programs are not covered by these limits. Those generally follow in a month or two. Watch this space for that announcement. The 2020 HUD AMI limits are HERE The 2020 MTSP limits are HERE Bonus! How do we know if HERA Special, National Nonmetropolitan Rural or held harmless limits apply to our tax credit properties? Helpful tool to assist selecting tax credit limits HERE NOTE: Although dated 2019, it is still current!

Video Blog 3/30/2020 - Lead Paint FAQ #1 & Longest Affordability Period?

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: Do older properties that are certified lead-paint free have to provide the usual EPA paperwork to resident households? Also, which program has the longest federal commitment: LIHTC, HOME or the HTF? (from the course Building Trust - Maintaining HTF Compliance). References from VLOG. EPA Website HERE. Check out Costello University HERE

Video Blog 3/27/2020 - Application Fees & Earned v. Unearned income

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: Application fees and the difference between earned and unearned income (from the forthcoming course Qualifying Households for Affordable Housing). Excerpt from Costello's Multiple Program Guide Application Fees Check out Costello University HERE

Video Blog 3/26/2020 - PHA Utility Allowances & HOME v. HTF

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: Meeting the 90-day deadline for utility allowances based on PHA estimates and does locan and state HTFs differ, and how about HOME? (from the course Building Trust: Maintaining Compliance with the National HTF). The 2019 UA Regulations are HERE. The 2016 UA bulletin is HERE. Check out Costello University HERE

Video Blog 3/24/2020 - COVID-19 Fair Housing & Definition of Service Animals

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: COVID-19 and fair housing and the definition of service animals (from the soon to be released course Fair Housing and Animals). HUD COVID-19 guidance is HERE. HUD Notice on Assistance Animals (Notice FHEO-2020-01) HERE. Check out Costello University HERE

Video Blog 3/23/2020 - COVID-19 Isolation, AHCIA & Military Pay

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: Introducing the VLOG, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) and military pay (excerpt from the upcoming Costello University online course Qualifying Households for Affordable Housing). AHCIA Links Senate Update Page HERE. House Update Page HERE. A.C.T.I.O.N Video Summaries HERE. NCSHA's Page HERE. Check out Costello University HERE

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