Other Housing Information
Th area includes everything from disaster planning to preventing bedbugs.
Now that the government has
reopened, most U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
operations should resume as normal. Rental subsidy payment authority may have
to be allocated frequently and in small amounts. And REAC physical inspections
and scheduling have resumed. Any member experiencing problems in the months to
come are encouraged to get in touch with LeadingAge staff.
LeadingAge submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help the agency develop further implementation guidance of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2013 that extends coverage to include the Section 236 and Section 221(d)(3) mortgage insurance programs, the HOME program, and the low-income housing tax credit program. Comments focused on lease bifurcation, notification, documentation, and emergency transfer plans.
On Aug 27, the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission hosted a webcast forum of panelists who explored pressing issues in housing today.
The U.S. Court of Appeals granted the plaintiff-appellants' motion for a stay pending appeal. Thus, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may not execute the new ACCs until the case is resolved. And, no transition activities should occur until further notice. This means that previously announced plans regarding new awardees and contracts are suspended for now. Additional information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Comments may be submitted through Sept. 5 on the proposed fiscal year 2014 fair market rents, which establish the maximum rent a public housing authority can subsidize through the housing choice voucher program and which serve as a cap on the rents an owner may collect for HOME units. With vouchers playing a greater role in preservation efforts, multifamily owners should take note.