Video Blog 5/29/2020 - Are Residents Required to Report COVID-19? Also Notice Requirements.

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: Today's topic HUD tells us what to do when we have a COVID-19 case at a property, including how to ensure privacy of COVID-19 victims. Has HUD provided any guidance on disinfecting common spaces and units, including how to protect our staff? Yes they have. They refer to these links from the CDC for recommendations on cleaning and disinfecting: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations, which provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas of those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19 have visited: HERE Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools

New HUD Policy on Electronic Signatures is Out! Look for an Impact on Your State LIHTC Rules!

According to a RHIIP annouincement today, HUD has issues an Electronic Signature, Transmission, and Storage Notice. Today the Office of Multifamily Housing published Housing Notice 2020-04 on HUDCLIPS, “Electronic Signature, Transmission, and Storage – Guidance for Multifamily Assisted Housing Industry Partners.” The Notice provides guidance on acceptable procedures for use of electronic signatures and the transmission and storage of documents and files. With the issuance of this Notice, HUD’s multifamily industry partners are permitted (but not required) to use electronic signatures and electronic file transmission and retention, and must do so in compliance with federal, state, and local

Video Blog 5/18/2020 - [Updated] Four Vital Things to Know Before an Acq/Rehab!

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: Part one of a four part series on tax credit Acq/Rehab projects. Also, when is real estate owned by a household NOT counted as income? [from the course in development Qualifying Households for Affordable Housing]. Chart Referred to in the Post Check out Costello University HERE

Video Blog 5/15/2020 - Identifying if "Foster Grandparent" Income is Excluded & Floati

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: How to tell if a "Foster Grandparents" program is the one mentioned in the HUD Handbook. Also, how floating HOME and HTF units work [from the course Building Trust, Maintaining Housing Trust Compliance]. The updated HUD Income List is HERE. [Note: this is published by HUD-CPD and has been updated from the same source regulations used by HUD Multi-family since the last time Exhibit 5-1 of the HUD Handbook 4350.3 was updated] Check out Costello University HERE

2020 Rural Development Income Limits

Question from a Blog Reader "Are the 2020 income limits out for Rural Development housing programs? If so, where can I find them?" Answer They are found HERE and are effective June 1, 2020. Enjoy!

Video Blog 5/04/2020 - More HUD FAQs: Childcare and Death. Also PHA UAs for LIHTC (that's a lot

Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: HUD answers about childcare after employment stops and subsidy after the decease of a tenant at HUD multi-family properties. Also, tax credit UAs based on PHA estimates (from the forthcoming course Tax Credit Compliance | The Fundamentals). Link to the HUD FAQ HERE. The 2019 tax credit UA regulation is HERE. Check out Costello University HERE

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