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How to Prepare for the Expiration of Temporary COVID-19 Compliance Relief

August 31, 2021    
Pre-pandemic rules go back into effect Oct. 1.   In January, the IRS issued Notice 2021-12, which temporarily postponed a number of compliance deadlines for LIHTC sites. The extension deadline is coming up and owners and managers need to be mindful of how this will affect site operations as...
Dealing with Employees

What to Know Before Setting a Vaccine Mandate for Site Employees

August 31, 2021    
While available vaccines have proven effective in controlling COVID-19 and its variants to date, the virus continues to spread particularly among unvaccinated populations. Officials have been trying different approaches to increase vaccination rates from incentive programs to educational outreach.
Dealing with Households

Supreme Court Strikes Down CDC's Residential Eviction Moratorium

August 31, 2021    
On Aug. 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a limited eviction moratorium covering renters living in communities experiencing a substantial or high level of COVID-19 transmission. And on Aug. 26, the Supreme Court rejected the moratorium in a challenge brought by a...
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How the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act Compares with the LIHTC Program

July 29, 2021    
Earlier this year, President Biden made headlines as he introduced a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, titled “The American Jobs Plan,” to rebuild America’s infrastructure and revitalize the economy. With the federal moratorium on housing eviction ending in July, the majorities in...
Dealing with Households

Eviction Prevention Efforts Ramp Up, Treasury Updates ERA FAQs

July 29, 2021    
On July 21, the White House hosted a virtual meeting to help cities quickly deliver emergency rental assistance and develop plans to prevent evictions. Since December, Congress has provided to Treasury $46 billion for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program.
Compliance

4 Tips to Avoid Penalties for "Commingling" Residents' Security Deposits

July 29, 2021    
While collecting security deposits can provide financial protection to site owners from residents who cause property damage, security deposits can also become a liability to them if they aren’t handled properly. Owners must be careful about where they keep the money residents give them as...
In the News

OCC Will Rescind Trump-Era CRA Rule

July 29, 2021    
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently announced it will propose rescinding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule issued in May 2020. In 2020, the OCC proposed regulations intended to modernize the agencies’ regulations under the CRA, which haven’t been...
In the News

Report Finds Rents Out of Reach for Those Earning Minimum Wage

July 29, 2021    
Every year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) puts out its "Out of Reach" report examining the housing wage, the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest, safe rental home without spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs. The report...
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Q&A on Handling Disability Insurance Payments

June 24, 2021    
COVID-related illness has forced many people to tap short- or long-term disability insurance.  
Dealing with Households

Use Community Room Agreement to Make Residents Responsible for Damage and Injury

June 24, 2021    
A site’s community room is an ideal place for residents to throw parties or hold resident meetings. But your site may have closed its community room during the pandemic to limit social interactions and abide by local health guidelines. In fact, these type of safety precautions were common....