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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

Disaster Recovery Support Strategies Identified in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

The recently released report, "New York Recovers: Hurricane Sandy Federal Recovery Support Strategy - Version One, June 2013," offers insights that may inform future disaster-recovery support strategies.

Multifamily Transformation: An Overview and Update

On May 2, Ben Metcalf, deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provided the following details relative to the status of the transformation, intermediary points of contact during transitional waves, and customer service expectations given the recent intervention by Congress -- which means that, for now, asset management staff will continue to work at their current HUD multifamily locations. Periodic updates are expected and a mailbox has been set up by HUD for general questions about MFT going forward: MFT@hud.gov. A video of a recent "townhall" style update has also been posted .

PBCA Update: HUD Still Deciding Whether to Request Court Rehearing

On March 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the lawsuit on the performance-based contract administration (PBCA) case.  On May 12, HUD posted a statement indicating that HUD and the Department of Justice are reviewing options and will make a determination as to requesting a rehearing. The Department of Justice requested, and was granted a 45 day extension of time, until June 23, 2014, to file any petition for rehearing.

Disparate Impact - A Question that May Never Be Settled

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.

Keeping HUD Online Systems Access Active

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.