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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.


Featured Content

Multifamily Transformation: An Overview and Update

During the LeadingAge PEAK 2015 leadership summit and conference, HUD provided updates on the progress of the office of multifamily housing transformation and details on new staffing assignments at HUD headquarters and in the two new office regions.  

TRACS 202D Conversion Deadline Extended 30 Days

On Jan. 16, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a 30-day extension of the TRACS 202.c to 202.d conversion deadline.

Emergency Call Systems: New HUD Multifamily Memo

On Oct. 31, Ben Metcalf, assistant secretary for multifamily housing programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), issued guidance clarifying HUD policy related to emergency call systems in elderly properties. The guidance describes the functional requirements of an emergency call system, and explains how those functional requirements can be met using a variety of manual, electronic, and wireless emergency alert systems. 

Social Security: 1.7% COLA for 2015

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7% in 2015. We've included details on how to implement in TRACS or prior to EIV upload.

Combining Section 8 HAP Contracts

On September 18, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a memo providing guidance on combining Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts by mutual agreement between the owner and HUD.  This option is of particular relevance to owners who are refinancing.