Treasury Issues New Emergency Rental Assistance Guidance

February 26, 2021    

On Feb. 22, the Department of the Treasury released an updated FAQ to help states and communities quickly distribute more than $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to renters financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $25 billion for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program...

IRS Extends LIHTC Deadlines, COVID-Related Relief

January 28, 2021    

On Jan. 15, the IRS issued Notice 2021-12, which extends the temporary relief for qualified LIHTC sites from COVID-related difficulties. The notice also extends certain deadlines that were established in prior notices.

Resolve to Continue Pandemic Best Practices in 2021

December 23, 2020    

Don’t relax your COVID protocols too soon.


Although the vaccine rollouts have begun with health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, normal operations for LIHTC sites are still a ways away. The current level of vaccine distribution won’t be...

The Average Income Minimum Set-Aside Election: Understanding the Proposed Regs

November 24, 2020    

The new option would allow for deeper income targeting and could help your bottom line.


4 Dos & Don’ts for Dealing with Families with Children

October 29, 2020    

HUD recently charged two separate sites with discriminating against families with children. In one case, a Rhode Island site owner steered fair housing testers claiming to have children away from the site [HUD v. Francis, FHEO No. 01-19-2644.8]. Another case involved owners in Wyoming imposing...

CDC, HHS Temporarily Halt Residential Evictions Nationwide

September 30, 2020    

We answer site owners’ most frequently asked questions about the moratorium.


On Sept. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took unprecedented action when they officially published an order in...

How to Avoid Costly Evictions with Rent Payment Plans

August 31, 2020    

With the additional $600 in unemployment insurance payments provided by the CARES Act having expired on July 31, many renters across America are at a precipice. Millions of Americans are experiencing job loss, reduced hours, and reduced income due to the economic effects of COVID-19. Thus far,...

IRS Relaxes Key LIHTC Program Requirements

July 30, 2020    

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS announced it’s providing low-income housing tax credit participants temporary relief from key program requirements. This is good news for LIHTC developers and owners dealing with delays and management difficulties related to the pandemic.

Can Your Firm Benefit from Updated PPP Loan Rules?

June 11, 2020    

Management companies may get a boost from more business-friendly loan rules.


On June 5, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which made changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to make it more user friendly for businesses...

Domestic Violence During the Pandemic: How to Ensure Safe Housing at Your Site

May 13, 2020    

For victims of domestic violence, staying home during the pandemic may not be the safest option.


IRS Grants Relief from Timing Requirements

April 15, 2020    

And considers issuing COVID-19 compliance guidance.


In late March, the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) sent a letter to the IRS and the Treasury Department asking them to take immediate action to provide deadline extensions and other necessary...

Is Your Site Prepared for a Possible COVID-19 Pandemic?

March 11, 2020    

We’ll review the best practices for operating a housing site during a public health crisis.


Whether or not cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in your area, you should review your site’s emergency response plans and update them accordingly as a precaution....