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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On August 7, 2015, HUD issued the long-awaited Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook. Many of the changes impact how Section 8 contracts are administered, how rents are raised, and the rules around the use of the Rent Comparability Study (RCS). Here we expand on our earlier analysis of the major changes and impacts on non-profit member options and opportunities.
A new FAQ document was released as part of RHIIP Listserv Posting # 338, issued September 9, 2015, and contains responses to 34 questions regarding Housing Notice H-2015-04, Methodology for Completing a Multifamily Housing Utility Analysis that members should find useful. This, in addition to the earlier notice and a related memorandum are intended, cumulatively, to encourage owner/agents to engage more fully in energy efficiency efforts including data collection and benchmarking.
With the release of new memoranda, HUD has taken concrete steps to address and resolve conflicting requirements between FHA programs used for refinancing and program characteristics in existing properties.
A proposed rule, published in the August 10 Federal Register, proposes to replace the current previous participation regulations in their entirety. Comments on this proposal, which is also known as the 2530 process, are due October 8.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released specific guidance on July 13 to help avoid discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans in multifamily insured and assisted housing.