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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

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.

PBCA Update: HUD Request for Rehearing Denied by Court

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.

Multifamily Transformation: An Overview and Update

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.

REAC Compilation Bulletin

Find the latest REAC inspector guidance clarifications and directions here, including version 2.2 and directive to inspectors on resident-owned items in the unit.

Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Photo Capabilities Increasing

REAC Quality Assurance (QA) inspectors have begun using new UPCS 4.0 Inspection photograph capability software in physical inspections. If the testing goes well, REAC plans to have all other inspectors begin using the new photo capability beginning in October.