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HUD Reinstates “Discriminatory Effects Rule”

March 23, 2023    

HUD recently announced that it plans to restore the 2013 “discriminatory effects” rule to the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD has submitted to the Federal Register the final rule, which rescinds a 2020 rule governing “disparate impact” claims and restores the 2013...

Feds Assess Background Screening’s Impact on Housing Access

March 8, 2023    

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are requesting public comment on background screening issues affecting individuals who seek rental housing in the United States, including how the use of criminal and eviction records and algorithms affect...

LIHTC Bonus Credit Available for Solar and Wind Projects

February 15, 2023    

The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service recently released IRS Notice 2023-17, which details a new bonus tax credit for certain low-income multifamily projects, including Low-Income House Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects, that...

NSPIRE Inspection Protocols to Replace UPCS, HQS Standards

February 1, 2023    

HUD is in the process of transitioning to a new housing inspection program. HUD recently published a notice announcing that...

Lawmakers Urge President to Take Executive Actions on Renter Protections

January 18, 2023    

Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) of the U.S. Senate recently sent a...

White House Seeks Renters’ Bill of Rights, Property Management Best Practices

January 4, 2023    

The White House is leading an initiative on resident-centered property management solutions and is soliciting best practices. In addition, President Biden, in the past, has expressed support to expand protections for renters through a “Bill of Rights.”

HUD to Delay 2023 Income Limits

December 14, 2022    

HUD normally publishes income limits on April 1. However, HUD recently announced that it intends to release the FY23 median family income and income limits on or about May 15, 2023, which is...

Decline in Veteran Homelessness Biggest in 5 Years

November 10, 2022    

HUD, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) recently announced preliminary results of the 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count showing an 11 percent decline in veteran homelessness since early 2020, the last time a full count was...

D.C. Real Estate Firms to Pay Landmark Civil Penalty for Voucher Discrimination

October 26, 2022    

Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine recently announced a settlement requiring three real estate firms and its executives to pay a landmark $10 million in penalties for illegally discriminating against renters in the District who use Section 8 housing vouchers and other forms of...

Report Calls for Improving Property-Level LIHTC Data

October 12, 2022    

The National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation recently released a joint report highlighting the need to improve both the...

HUD Announces More Than 19,000 New Housing Choice Vouchers

September 28, 2022    

HUD recently announced the awarding of more than 19,000 new Housing Choice Vouchers to almost 2,000 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across the country. This will be the most expansive allocation of flexible new rental assistance in 20 years.

OIRA Reviewing Average Income Test Regs

September 15, 2022    

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) recently received for review from the U.S. Treasury Department final regulations concerning the “average income test” under Section 42(g) for purposes of the low-income housing credit...