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Archive May 2019

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REAC/Multifamily Industry Partners Day Meeting in Washington

On May 20, 2019, the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) held a joint REAC/Multifamily Industry Partners Day Meeting in Washington, DC. HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, along with senior staff, met with a large group of representatives from industry organizations who participated in the ongoing discussion regarding the future of Improving REAC Inspections and the REAC Protocol.

Time to Start Prepping for NAHMA COQ Awards Applications

Alexandria, Va., May 17, 2019 - Before summer vacations and back-to-school events start dominating the schedule, plan to enter the NAHMA 2019 Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards competition. The submission deadline to NAHMA is Nov. 7.

Housing Trust Fund Federal Register Allocation Notice

HUD posted the FY 2019 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Amounts in the Federal Register today. 

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD update regarding Retro-Active Gross Rent Changes not processing in TRACS at this time

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs has posted the "Final TRACS GRC Industry Notification.” The attached notification includes recommended next steps regarding the retro-active gross rent changes (GRC) issue. You can also view the update online here.

Guidance on How to Enforce a Zero for Refusal to Schedule an Inspection Based on 14-Day Guidance

Please click here to read the May 1, 2019 memorandum that provides guidance on what steps a field office must take when a project receives a score of zero because an owner and/or management agent defaulted on the contractual obligation to allow HUD to perform a physical inspection based on the new 14-day notification period.

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD announces Trainings for the Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment

Below, please find information from HUD regarding upcoming Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment trainings.

NAHMA HUD Update: Comments Requested - HUD proposes rule to require verification of eligible immigration status

HUD published a proposed rule for comment regarding the verification of eligible immigration status for recipients of housing assistance. 

Pay for Success (PFS) 60-day PRA Now Available for Comments

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015 authorizes HUD to establish a Pay For Success (PFS)-style demonstration program for achieving energy and water savings in the multifamily assisted housing stock.

Incentives for FHA Mortgage Insurance for Properties Located in Opportunity Zones Announced Today

The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced today new incentives for property owners applying for certain loans with FHA multifamily mortgage insurance for properties located in a qualified opportunity zone census tract.

Memo Provides Clarification to Guidelines on Pest Management in HUD-Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing

The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs posted the Clarification to Housing Notice H 2012-5 Guidelines on Addressing Infestations in HUD-Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing memo today to provide clarifications to current guidance regarding pest management.
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