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.
Service Animals: HUD Issues Guidance for People with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a notice on service animals and assistance animals for people with disabilities in housing. The notice explains the circumstances under which the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may require housing providers to allow tenants to live with "service" and "assistance" animals. More
April is Fair Housing Month! Get Informed on the Latest.
April is known as Fair Housing Month in recognition of the passing of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Though it is the end of the month, a new media campaign launched recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) may have ramped-up public awareness. This, in addition to the launch of a recent mobile app, a new Notice on Services Animals, and the recently released final rule on Disparate Impact, means senior providers may see an uptick in fair housing activity in their area. More
How HUD Plans to Restructure the Office of Multifamily Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on April 24 announced a series of restructuring and systemic changes within its Office of Multifamily Housing Programs and the Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM). The changes include consolidating multifamily business to 5 hubs nationwide, closing 16 smaller offices altogether, consolidating multifamily staff to no more than 10 offices nationwide, a redesign of multifamily office structures, and plans for workload sharing. More
Disparate Impact Rule Assesses Fair Housing Liability Despite Lack of Discriminatory Intent
On Feb. 15, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued "Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard," a regulation that codifies the standard for assessing "disparate impact" liability for practices in sales, rentals, or other housing-related activities. As a result, LeadingAge members could be found liable for discrimination under the Fair Housing Act "regardless of whether there was an intent to discriminate." More
Assisted Living: HUD Approves Contributions Greater than 40% for Voucher Recipients
Contributions greater than 40% are now permissible by those in assisted living receiving vouchers, according to Notice PIH 2012-40: Assisted Living Units in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, which implements changes that were advocated for by LeadingAge as part of the Section 202 reform bill passed in 2010. More