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HUD issues new set of Q&As for Multifamily Housing providers

On January 6, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

This week, HUD issued a new set of Q&As for Multifamily Housing providers, including senior housing, last updated in mid-October. While the Q&A addresses vaccines, PPP loans, and residual receipts, it falls short of addressing several pressing questions. With affordable housing communities bracing for continued COVID-19 surges, the Q&A provides little direction for housing owners and staff navigating COVID-19 vaccines and testing, as well as ongoing unbudgeted expenses and operational challenges.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms in HUD and USDA Housing – Funding included in Bill

On December 23, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

Included in the passage of the 5,593 page COVID-19 relief and FY21 appropriations bills package is H.R. 1690, which requires HUD- and USDA-subsidized housing to have carbon monoxide alarms in units that have combustion-fueled appliances or a ventilation system that connects them to such units.

HUD releases first evaluation of Supportive Services Demonstration

On December 16, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

(HUD) research arm released the first of three evaluation reports of the Integrated Wellness in Supportive Housing (IWISH) demonstration program, which funds a full-time resident wellness director and part-time wellness nurse to work in HUD-assisted housing communities serving older adults. Launched in 2017, the three-year demonstration program aims to determine whether a well-funded, planned model of supportive services coordination in HUD-assisted senior housing provides compelling benefits.

HUD Disaster Preparedness Toolkit now available – Informational Webinar on Dec. 10

On December 9, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a disaster preparedness toolkit for multifamily housing. Announced yesterday, the disaster preparedness “business continuity” toolkit for multifamily housing providers is now available.  HUD will also be hosting a webinar on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 12:30-2 pm CST to share information on the new resource.

HUD Reopens Applications for COVID-19 Relief Payments – Deadline December 11

On November 25, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

On November 23rd, HUD announced the continued availability of supplemental funds for HUD-assisted multifamily housing providers responding to COVID-19. In July, HUD announced the initial request period for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments. The new HUD notice establishes a second request window and updates the submission requirements.

Service Coordinator Updates from HUD

On October 21, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

HUD staff will join the regular LeadingAge Housing Advisory Group call on Monday, October 26, to share more updates about Service Coordinators, including payment and grant extension updates.

HUD Posts Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Updates

On October 14, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

HUD has posted an updated version of the RAD PBRA Quick Reference Guide to reflect program changes and frequently asked questions.

HUD Permits Alternatives to Resident Meetings for RAD

On September 23, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

In a Notice issued Friday, HUD permits alternatives to group resident meetings required for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). For PHAs or owners undergoing a RAD conversion

Regional LeadingAge HUD Call Scheduled for September 17

On September 9, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The next monthly HUD Member Regional Meeting featuring Linda Couch, Vice President of Housing Policy and Juliana Bilowich, Director, Housing Operations and Policy at LeadingAge, is scheduled for next week via zoom.

Monthly LeadingAge HUD Regional Call this Thursday

On August 19, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

Please join us for the next monthly HUD Member Regional Conference Call, scheduled for August 20 from 12-1 p.m. CST.

HUD to Join Aug. 17 LeadingAge Call with Updated NSPIRE Inspection Standards

On August 12, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

On August 3, HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) released a fully updated set of NSPIRE Inspection Standards for the physical inspection demonstration program.

HUD Answers Questions on COVID-19 Supplemental Payment Funds

On July 28, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

Application forms for the COVID-19 Supplemental Payment funds are due to HUD by Aug. 5. 

LeadingAge Regional HUD Monthly Calls Start July 16

On July 15, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

A monthly call is now available for HUD provider members to join others in our region for news and discussion.  Minnesota joins with LeadingAge Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana for these meetings which are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at noon. 

Affordable Housing: Key Issues to Know During COVID-19

On April 8, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) hosted a call this week covering COVID-19 issues in affordable and multi-family housing, including funding, eviction moratorium, signature guidance, income recertifications and visitor guidance. HUD has also provided a detailed frequently asked question document.  

HUD Clarifies Options for Income Certifications, Electronic Submissions

On April 8, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

HUD-assisted housing communities across the country continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19, including by helping residents lower their rent contributions if they have lost income due to the crisis. In an updated guidance document from April 2, HUD clarified options that housing property staff have for completing income recertifications as residents face economic challenges during COVID-19.  

Spending Bill Avoids Shutdown, Contains New Housing Funds

On December 18, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

House and Senate leaders have reached a spending agreement and it is anticipated the final fiscal year 2020 appropriations package will be signed into law by midnight Dec. 20. 

Final HUD Bill Elusive

On November 12, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Congress has yet to pass a FY20 HUD appropriations bill as the House and Senate Appropriations Committee have not reached an agreement on spending limits. 

Free HUD 202 Webinar: RAD for PRAC - What 202 Owners Need to Know

On October 1, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

Need an overview of the new RAD for PRAC authority and what it means for the preservation of 202/PRAC communities? Participate in free, members-only webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.  

U.S. House Passes 2020 HUD Appropriations Bill

On July 10, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. House approved a bill that increases overall HUD funding by 7%, rejecting the White House’s request to cut thr HUD budget by 18% for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. For HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly account, the bill increases funding by almost 19% compared to fiscal year 2019.

HUD UPDATE: REAC Physical Inspection, NSPIRE, Carbon Monoxide Detectors and More

On June 18, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge has provided an overview of recent developments in Housing & Urban Development policies that affect providers of affordable housing. This update features the latest news on the voluntary NSPIRE initiative, HUD instructions on enforcement actions if a property refuses to be inspected, instructions to inspectors to collect information only on carbon monoxide detectors, 14-day scheduling of inspections, and the four reasons HUD Multifamily field offices can delay inspections.  

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