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Treasury Adds 7 Policies to Expedite ERA Distribution

September 30, 2021    

The Treasury Department recently released updated Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) spending data through Aug. 31. So far, state and local programs have made over 1.4 million Emergency Rental Assistance payments to households and distributed $7.7 billion since January.

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...

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...

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.

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...

Treasury Updates ERA FAQs as Funds Start Rolling Out

May 27, 2021    

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced that it has distributed $6.1 billion through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program in less than two weeks since the $21.6 billion was allocated to the program through funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The...

Are Your Residents Eligible for the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit?

March 26, 2021    

High-speed Internet at home has become essential for school, work, and many other areas of life during the pandemic. Some of your households may be struggling to afford an Internet connection. In an April Pew Research survey of American parents with children attending school remotely, 36 percent...

HUD to Fight Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

February 26, 2021    

On Jan. 20, President Biden issued Executive Order 13988, titled “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” The order directed executive branch agencies to examine further steps that could be taken to combat such discrimination....

Providing Safe Home Modifications for Residents Aging in Place

October 29, 2020    

With the aging of the U.S. population, you may find that the average age of your residents and applicants seeking units is older. Helping residents to age in place safely is a win-win for both owners and residents. Residents typically want to live independently for as long as possible, and...

How to Prevent Residents from Using Staff to Run Errands

September 30, 2020    

Residents may ask employees to do personal tasks such drop off their dry cleaning or fix a stereo or some other personal equipment. This puts owners in a delicate position because, on one hand, allowing such employee behavior opens you up to liability risks, and on the other hand, barring...

Prepare for REAC Inspections to Resume

August 31, 2020    

If you manage a blended-occupancy or mixed-finance site that includes LIHTC and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance program compliance, you should know that HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) recently released a memorandum that details the return-to-operations plan for...

Prepare Enough Evidence When Evicting Resident for Illegal Activity

August 31, 2020    

By signing a lease agreement, a resident agrees to follow the terms of the lease. If the tenant breaks a clause of this contract, an owner must often first send the tenant a “Notice to Quit.” A Notice to Quit is a formal legal document an owner sends a resident in an attempt to fix a...