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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

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.

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.