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.
As the annual financial statement (AFS) season for Dec. 30 filers approaches, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is urging users to ensure that their accounts are active, or they run the risk experiencing issues when logging into the HUD Secure System.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take on a case to resolve a fundamental question about the Fair Housing Act that it has never answered: Can you be found guilty of racial discrimination if you have not engaged in racial discrimination? Just a couple weeks before the court was to hear arguments on this question, members of Congress announced plans to conduct a hearing on disparate impact theory. Then came news that plaintiffs had settled their case.
Now that the government has
reopened, most U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
operations should resume as normal. Rental subsidy payment authority may have
to be allocated frequently and in small amounts. And REAC physical inspections
and scheduling have resumed. Any member experiencing problems in the months to
come are encouraged to get in touch with LeadingAge staff.
The U.S. Court of Appeals granted the plaintiff-appellants' motion for a stay pending appeal. Thus, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may not execute the new ACCs until the case is resolved. And, no transition activities should occur until further notice. This means that previously announced plans regarding new awardees and contracts are suspended for now. Additional information will be provided as soon as it is available.
These "fact sheets" provide substantive details on issues which may not be new, but are of persistent concern in daily HUD operations. If a particular title is not active, it may be in the process of being reformatted. Please contact Colleen Bloom with any questions or to request the latest version available.