Housing Operations and Technical Assistance
Keeping up with all the operational regulations that
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD ) issues can be
daunting. But we are here to help. LeadingAge staff tracks and analyzes HUD
websites, notices and guidance to help you understand compliance requirements.
We've featured some articles below, but be sure to check out all of our HUD operations content.
HUD has issued a Jan 5 memo containing instructions for renewing Project Assistance Contracts (PACs) under the Section 202 and 811 programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The instructions provide guidance to field offices for processing PAC renewals for FY2016. The expiring PACs may be renewed for a period of one year only.
Nancie-Ann Bodell has been selected to permanently lead the Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight (OAMPO). LeadingAge staff have met with Nancie-Ann and some of her team members to discuss issues of primary concern to LeadingAge members and we look forward to continuing to work with her in this new capacity.
As the transformation continues, LeadingAge shares member feedback and recommendations.
A new FAQ document was released as part of RHIIP Listserv Posting # 338, issued September 9, 2015, and contains responses to 34 questions regarding Housing Notice H-2015-04, Methodology for Completing a Multifamily Housing Utility Analysis that members should find useful. This, in addition to the earlier notice and a related memorandum are intended, cumulatively, to encourage owner/agents to engage more fully in energy efficiency efforts including data collection and benchmarking.
In a recent 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The Court, however, placed limitations on its application in practice that may give some comfort to wary providers.