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
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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.
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.
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.