HUD Regulatory Compliance
Keeping up with all the operational regulations that 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. Following are the most recent notices or policies statements straight from HUD.
April is Fair Housing Month. Check out a number of recent articles highlighting issues and developments in the area of LGBT, including the creation of a new listserv on the topic.
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. HUD has yet to issue a public statement of its intentions moving forward. For now, status quo continues at the state contracting and project-based interaction level.
In early March, the Office of Multifamily Housing released a 7-page memorandum from Deputy Assistant Secretary Ben Metcalf, announcing the establishment of the new Program Administration Office (PAO), a team designed to provide policy support to the DAS and to make multifamily programs and services "more responsive to stakeholder feedback and to approach policy development in a more strategic and transparent manner."
The U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD) has posted proposed changes to its guidance for renewing expiring Section 8
contracts. The draft revised Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide is now available for public comment, and contains some controversial proposals as well as some helpful changes. We urge members to provide feedback to LeadingAge staff. Comments are due to HUD by April 30.
Anyone who has access to iMAX, TRACS or EIV through Secure Systems, and any staff that may have opportunity to view EIV reports as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certification process, must complete required security awareness training each year. On November 28, 2012, the module for online security training changed.