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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.

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How Are Members Benefiting from the New Section 8 Renewal Guide?

The Section 8 renewal guide FAQ includes a significant new preservation opportunity  - namely the ability of a non-profit owner to qualify for an Option 1, “Mark-up-to-Market” (“MU2M”) HAP contract under Option 1b. 

Service Coordinator Reports and Forms Updated, Eliminated and Changed

All service coordinators working in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multifamily assisted housing serving the elderly and/or people with disabilities must complete and submit the Semi-Annual Performance Report, form HUD-92456.  There are a number of other reports required, as well, several of which have now been updated.Late 2015, HUD received approval from the federal Office of Management and Budget to revise and eliminate some forms used in the Service Coordinator in Multifamily Housing for the Elderly and Disabled program. HUD has developed an informational pdf presentation about the forms changes that can be useful for an abbreviated review of processing and quality assurance as well.

Disparate Impact Rule Assesses Fair Housing Liability Despite Lack of Discriminatory Intent

On Feb. 15, 2013, 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."On April 4, 2016, HUD's Office of General Counsel (OGC) issued a 10-page memo outlining how the 3-step process would be applied to criminal history policies used by housing providers to determine whether their criminal screening history reviews sufficiently consider such factors as type of crime and length of time since conviction, and whether any discriminatory effect caused by the practice is justified

2016 Income Limits for HUD and Tax Credit Programs

Each year, HUDUser published Section 8 income limits for the various HUD multifamily programs, and for the tax credit programs as well. Details can be found on HUDUser.

LeadingAge Task Force Recommends 202 PRAC Preservation Strategies

LeadingAge convened In Feb 2015 a group of housing providers and advocates interested in developing a preservation strategy to address the rehab needs of aging Section 202 project rental assistance contract (PRAC) properties. In 2016, the task force presented its three-pronged strategy and claimed an early victory as one component has already been included in the administration's FY17 budget proposal.