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.
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.
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.
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.
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. In June, HUD submitted a request for a rehearing. In August, the court denied HUD's request for rehearing.
The second wave of MFT has started in the following offices: Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee. These offices will bestreamlined into one Midwest Region, with Chicago serving as the Regional Center and Minneapolis and Detroit serving as the Regional Satellite Offices. Asset Management will continue to operate in the remaining field offices.