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28 July 2015
 July 28, 2015

Training Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Housing and Service Providers

NAHMA recently received the following message from HUD regarding a new training curriculum for HIV/AIDS housing and service providers focused on employment services from […]

20 July 2015
 July 20, 2015

NAHMAnalysis: Proposed Appropriations for HUD Affordable Housing Programs in FY 2016

A NAHMAnalysis which reviews and compares the Senate and House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2016 is now […]

16 July 2015
 July 16, 2015

HUD/FHA Launches Small Multifamily Building Risk Sharing Initiative

HUD and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a final notice on the Small Multifamily Building Risk Share Initiative. Through this Final Notice, HUD […]

16 July 2015
 July 16, 2015

HUD Releases Fair Housing Assessment Tool for Public Comment

HUD has issued the following notice on the assessment tool that would be provided for program participants to use in completing their assessment of […]

16 July 2015
 July 16, 2015

HUD and the White House Announce Initiative to Extend High Speed Internet Access to Affordable Housing Residents

Building on the Obama Administration’s goal to expand high speed broadband to all Americans, today, President Obama and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban […]

15 July 2015
 July 15, 2015

NAHMA Announces 2015 Calendar Winners

Stephanie Vazquez, a 12th-grader from Manati, Puerto Rico, has been named the grand prizewinner in the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s 29th annual […]

13 July 2015
 July 13, 2015

Guidance and Program Eligibility in Accordance with HUD’s Equal Access Rule

HUD has issued a notice which provides guidance on how the Equal Access Rule applies to federally-assisted Multifamily housing. On February 3, 2012, HUD […]

8 July 2015
 July 8, 2015

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule

HUD has issued a final rule regarding its procedures for program participants to promote fair housing through Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. Please find an […]

8 July 2015
 July 8, 2015

New HUD Report on Homeless Families and Access to Vouchers

HUD’s Office of Public Engagement recently forwarded the following press release discussing the results of HUD’s 18-month Family Options Study Between September of 2010 […]

30 June 2015
 June 30, 2015

Budget-based Rent Adjustment Training for Owners and Management Companies

Assisted Housing Services Corporation is providing some free webinars for industry partners. Our first webinar will focus on budget-based rent adjustments. More details and […]

30 June 2015
 June 30, 2015

Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Disparate Impact as it Relates to the Fair Housing Act

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Inclusive Community Properties Inc. vs. Texas Department of Community Affairs.  The 5-4 decision allows complaints […]

30 June 2015
 June 30, 2015

Fiscal Year 2016 Management Fees for Multifamily Housing Properties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development (RD) recently issued the Multifamily Housing Property Management Fees for fiscal year 2016. RD has […]

19 June 2015
 June 19, 2015

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rates for July, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2015-15, which provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes including the applicable federal interest […]

19 June 2015
 June 19, 2015

NAHMA Submits Comments on the Violence Against Women Act, 2013 Implementation

A new NAHMAnalysis which reviews the comments submitted by NAHMA to HUD regarding a proposed rule implementing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization […]

17 June 2015
 June 17, 2015

OHFA Announces 2015 Award Recipients

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Office of Planning, Preservation and Development has announced the 2015 Housing Tax Credit program awards. More than $30 million […]

16 June 2015
 June 16, 2015

HUD Webinars on Expanded Rental Assistance Demonstration Program Notice

NAHMA has received the following information on webinars intended to help owners and PHAs learn of the changes contained in the notice. These webinars […]

16 June 2015
 June 16, 2015

HUD Publishes Notice on Expanded Rental Assistance Demonstration Program

NAHMA recently received the following notice and message from HUD regarding new guidance for managers and owners looking to participate in the Rental Assistance […]

11 June 2015
 June 11, 2015

House Passes Transportation-HUD FY2016 Funding Bill

After three days of debate, the House passed the fiscal year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill (H.R. 2577) late Tuesday with […]

7 May 2015
 May 7, 2015

2015 MAHMA Regional Affordable Housing Conference Information

MAHMA Room Block Expires Thursday, May 21.  After that date the MAHMA rate cannot be guarenteed. Click here for information on the MAHMA room […]

6 May 2015
 May 6, 2015

HUD Midwest Regional Leadership Contact Information

Below are two documents outlining the HUD Midwest Leadership and contact information.

5 May 2015
 May 5, 2015

Management of Loan Payoffs in Multifamily Housing Properties Unnumbered Letter

On April 28, USDA’s Rural Development (RD) issued the following unnumbered letter which provides additional guidance to owners and managers of Section 515 properties […]

1 May 2015
 May 1, 2015

NAHMAnalysis: Unfinished Work from the 113th Congress

A NAHMAnalysis which reviews affordable housing legislation introduced in the 113th Congress is now available at NAHMA.org. During the 113th Congress, lawmakers in the […]

1 May 2015
 May 1, 2015

Urge Your House Representative to Reject Substandard FY 16 Funding for Project-Based Section 8

On Tuesday, April 28, the House Appropriations Committee released its draft funding bill for transportation, housing and urban development programs for fiscal year 2016; […]

21 April 2015
 April 21, 2015

Section 8 HAP Program FY 2015 Inflation Factors for PHA Renewal Funding

HUD issued the following Notice via the Federal Register regarding an inflation factor to adjust FY 2015 renewal funding for the Tenant-based Rental Assistance […]

21 April 2015
 April 21, 2015

Supreme Court Declines HUD’s Challenge in Performance-Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) Procurement Practices Case

The United States Supreme Court announced that it has declined to hear HUD’s  latest challenge to a previous federal appeals court decision which requires […]

21 April 2015
 April 21, 2015

Clarifications of Policy Surrounding Interest Rate Reductions

NAHMA recently received the following memo and message from Ben Metcalf, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Multifamily Housing, which provides policy […]

2 April 2015
 April 2, 2015

Rural Development Update: Guidance on the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) Process

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development recently released the following unnumbered letter containing updated guidance for the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) process. The […]

1 April 2015
 April 1, 2015

VAWA Implementation Proposed Rule Released in Federal Register

HUD has formally issued its proposed rule regarding the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2013. This proposed rule was […]

1 April 2015
 April 1, 2015

Approval of Requests for Transfers of Multifamily Housing Project-Based Rental Assistance, HUD Held or Insured Debt, and Income-Based Use Restrictions

HUD issued the following Notice in the Federal Register which establishes the terms and conditions by which HUD will approve a request for the […]

25 March 2015
 March 25, 2015

2015 PAC Renewal Instructions Announced

HUD has just released the instructions for renewing Project Assistance Contracts (PACs) for fiscal year 2015.  The instructions provide guidance to the field for […]

25 March 2015
 March 25, 2015

Secretary Castro Announces Proposed Rule Implementing VAWA 2013

NAHMA received the following message from the Assistance Secretary of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity regarding implementation of the Violence Against […]

24 March 2015
 March 24, 2015

Interim Policy on Maximum Per-unit Subsidy Limits for the HOME Program

HUD recently issued the following notice which establishes alternate maximum, per-unit subsidy limits for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program due to the discontinuation of […]

20 March 2015
 March 20, 2015

Section 3 Proposed Rule and the Business Registry National Expansion Officially Launched

The following update was received from HUD and the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity regarding Section 3 of the Housing and Urban […]

18 March 2015
 March 18, 2015

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration

HUD recently issued the following notice in the Federal Register regarding a project demonstration involving transitional housing for victims of domestic abuse and persons […]

13 March 2015
 March 13, 2015

Applicability of Davis-Bacon Labor Requirements Under the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program

HUD has issued the following notice which provides guidance on when Davis-Bacon wage requirements may apply to existing housing under the Section 8 Project-Based […]

12 March 2015
 March 12, 2015

FY2015 Income Limits Released

HUD has released its FY2015 Median Family Income estimates and FY2015 Income Limits.  The FY2015 Income Limits were published on March 6, 2015, and […]

12 March 2015
 March 12, 2015

Grassroots Action Alert: Sign on to Letter Protecting Housing Funding; Deadline – March 13

NAHMA is requesting your participation in an important grassroots advocacy effort led by our colleagues at the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). We are […]

3 March 2015
 March 3, 2015

Implementation of the FY 2015 Funding Provisions for the HCV Program

HUD Recently issued the following Notice which details the implementation of the fiscal year 2015 funding provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. […]

3 March 2015
 March 3, 2015

Grassroots Action Alert: Urge Congress to Fully-Fund Project-Based Section 8 in FY 2016

NAHMA is requesting your participation in an urgent grassroots effort to advocate for increased funding for Project-Based Section 8 (PBS8) contracts in fiscal year […]

3 March 2015
 March 3, 2015

HUD Update: 2015 MAP Guide Revision

NAHMA recently received the following message regarding HUD’s revised Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide for 2015, which has been released in draft form and […]

27 February 2015
 February 27, 2015

Required Actions for Multifamily Housing Projects Receiving Failing Scores from HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)

HUD recently issued the following notice on required actions for multifamily housing projects receiving failing scores from HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). HUD […]

26 February 2015
 February 26, 2015

NAHMA Grassroots Action Alert: Urge Congress to Fully-Fund Project-Based Section 8 in FY 2016

NAHMA is requesting your participation in an urgent grassroots effort to advocate for increased funding for Project-Based Section 8 (PBS8) contracts in fiscal year […]

25 February 2015
 February 25, 2015

NAHMA Affordable Housing for Working Families Survey

As part of NAHMA’s Strategic Advocacy Goals Task Force, NAHMA would like to hear about members’ experiences with affordable housing programs for working families, […]

24 February 2015
 February 24, 2015

NAHMA Joins NDD United to Call for End of Sequestration

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is one of 2,100 organizations to join with NDD United to call for the end of the […]

17 February 2015
 February 17, 2015

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for Affordable Housing Programs

A NAHMAnalysis which reviews the Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2016 budget is now available at NAHMA.org. On February 2, 2015 the Obama Administration issued […]

13 February 2015
 February 13, 2015

Affordable Housing Clarifications in MAP Guidance

HUD recently issued the following memo regarding a new series of initiatives to support affordable housing production and financing. These initiatives include operational changes […]

11 February 2015
 February 11, 2015

Status of Rental Assistance Payments

In response to concerns from several O/As who have not received their scheduled RA payments, NAHMA made inquiries to Rural Development headquarters. Here is […]

9 February 2015
 February 9, 2015

FY 2015 Annual Adjustment Factors for the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments

The fiscal year 2015 Annual Adjustment Factors (AFFs) for the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Program is now available on the NAHMA website. […]

5 February 2015
 February 5, 2015

EPA Releases Collaborative Bed Bug Strategy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the Collaborative Strategy on Bed Bugs. The strategy was developed by the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup, a […]

4 February 2015
 February 4, 2015

NAHMA Grassroots Action Alert: Project-Based Section 8 Funding and Legislative Strategy

HUD has requested $10.76 billion for the Project-Based Section 8 account in FY 16. The amount requested for contract renewals is $10.55 billion. HUD […]

3 February 2015
 February 3, 2015

Obama Administration’s Budget Request for FY 2016

Today the Obama Administration released its budget request for fiscal year 2016. The charts below contain the funding amounts requested by the Administration compared […]

3 February 2015
 February 3, 2015

NAHMA Educational Foundation scholarship application is NOW Available!

The NAHMA Educational Foundation 2015 scholarship application is now available on the NAHMA website. https://scholarship.indatus.com/nahma Application deadline is May 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm […]

2 February 2015
 February 2, 2015

Committee Assignments for the 114th Congress

A new NAHMAnalysis which details the chair and ranking member positions for each Congressional committee with some form of oversight of affordable housing programs […]

2 February 2015
 February 2, 2015

TRACS Delays In Voucher Processing Addressed

NAHMA received the following message from HUD’s Office of Program Systems Management noting that the TRACS voucher processing delay has been addressed: “The Tenant […]

30 January 2015
 January 30, 2015

Regulations that will Govern the Housing Trust Fund (HTF)

HUD recently issued the following interim rule which establishes the regulations that will govern the Housing Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF was first established […]

26 January 2015
 January 26, 2015

Allowing Certain Entities to Submit their Assessment of Fair Housing on a Later Date

HUD recently issued the following proposed rule detailing the Department’s intent to re-open the Public Comment period for allowing certain entities to  submit their […]

26 January 2015
 January 26, 2015

Notice Regarding the Implementation of VAWA

USDA’s Rural Development recently issued the following Administrative Notice to inform State Directors, Program Directors, Borrowers and Management Agents of the protections afforded to […]

23 January 2015
 January 23, 2015

Proposed Rule to Streamline Admin Regulations for HCV and Multifamily Housing Programs

HUD recently issued the following proposed rule containing changes intended to streamline certain regulatory requirements of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the HOME […]

23 January 2015
 January 23, 2015

NAHMA Announces 2015 Vanguard Award Deadline

The deadline for submissions for the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) 2015 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award is April 3. To download the application, […]

23 January 2015
 January 23, 2015

New Passbook Savings Rate Effective February 1, 2015

Housing Notice 2014-15 Passbook Savings Rate Effective February 1, 2015 and Establishing Future Passbook Savings Rates has been posted to HUDCLIPS.  As the title […]

21 January 2015
 January 21, 2015

2015 Drug Free Poster Contest Rules

The annual NAHMA art and calendar contest rule book and entry forms are now available.  This year’s theme, Our Hands are United: Reach Out […]

20 January 2015
 January 20, 2015

HUD Proposed Rule for the 202/811 Programs – “Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms”

Yesterday, NAHMA submitted comments to HUD regarding a proposed rule issued in October, 2014 for the Section 202 and 811 programs (“Supportive Housing and […]

20 January 2015
 January 20, 2015

MAHMA Wins 2015 AHMA Innovation Award

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) announces the winners of its annual Industry and AHMA Awards. The list includes both individuals and organizations […]

20 January 2015
 January 20, 2015

NAHMA Honors Outstanding Affordable Housing Communities

For the 22nd consecutive year, the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) announces the winners of its annual Communities of Quality® (COQ) Awards program. […]

20 January 2015
 January 20, 2015

30-Day Extension of TRACS 202.c Conversion Date

HUD’s Office of Program Systems Management today announced that a 30-Day extension of the TRACS 202.c Conversion Date has been posted under the TRACS […]

15 January 2015
 January 15, 2015

Proposed Rule on Streamlining MORs and a Proposed MOR Schedule

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing recently issued the following: Proposed Rule: Streamlining Management and Occupancy Reviews for Section 8 Housing Assistance Programs and Amending […]

15 January 2015
 January 15, 2015

Occupancy Protections for HUD Assisted Households in Properties with LIHTC

HUD recently issued the following memo which contains guidance on tenancy protections for properties wherein the owner participates in both a HUD-assistance program and […]

12 January 2015
 January 12, 2015

List of RAD FHA Lenders Frequently Ask Questions

HUD recently update its list of frequently asked questions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. These FAQs cover a wide range of topics […]

6 January 2015
 January 6, 2015

Multifamily Housing EIV System 9.8 Release Summary

The EIV system release 9.8 was successfully implemented on December 19, 2014, and has full functionality after the summarization was run on December 21, […]

5 January 2015
 January 5, 2015

Memo on Use of Marijuana in Multifamily Assisted Properties

Here is a memorandum that provides clarification regarding Multifamily policy related to marijuana in Multifamily properties. Owners must deny admission to assisted housing for any […]

19 December 2014
 December 19, 2014

NAHMAnalysis: Final Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015

A new NAHMAnalysis which outlines the appropriations figures for affordable housing programs in the recently passed 2015 Omnibus is now available at NAHMA.org. Overall, […]

15 December 2014
 December 15, 2014

Comment Deadline Extended for 202/811 Reform Notice

HUD recently announced that the deadline for comments on the Notice Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities: Implementing Statutory […]

11 December 2014
 December 11, 2014

Funding Announced for National Housing Trust Fund

It was announced on Thursday, December 11, 2015 that the National Housing Trust Fund will receive funding. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has ordered […]

9 December 2014
 December 9, 2014

NAHMAnalysis: Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan, “Expanding Opportunity in America”

A NAHMAnalysis which reviews Paul Ryan’s proposed poverty reduction plan, “Expanding Opportunity in America” is now available on NAHMA’s website. On July 24, 2014, […]

8 December 2014
 December 8, 2014

MAHMA Wins 2014 AHMA Innovation Award

On Friday, December 5, the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) announced the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association as the winner of the 2014 […]

8 December 2014
 December 8, 2014

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2015

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living […]

2 December 2014
 December 2, 2014

Notice on Waiting List Administration

NAHMA recently received the following notice from the Office of Multifamily Housing regarding waiting list administration for individuals applying for a unit. This notice […]

24 November 2014
 November 24, 2014

Comment Opportunity and Supportive Housing Webinar Posting

HUD has released a webinar and power point which describes its proposed rule, “Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities: […]

24 November 2014
 November 24, 2014

USDA-RD Update: Rental Assistance – Additional Funding

The following message was received by NAHMA from USDA-RD.   “Please let your members know that that we are waiting for approval of the […]

24 November 2014
 November 24, 2014

Results of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

A new NAHMAnalysis which provides information on upcoming changes to key Senate and House Committee due to the 2014 Mid-Term Elections is now available […]

14 November 2014
 November 14, 2014

FY2014 HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant NOFA Published

HUD has announced the FY2014 NOFA for Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants has been posted to the Grants.gov website. Applications are due on Monday, February […]

14 November 2014
 November 14, 2014

NAHMAnalysis: Recommendations for Improving the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP) Process

A new NAHMAnalysis which reviews several policy recommendations to improve the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP) process is now available at NAHMA.org. These […]

10 November 2014
 November 10, 2014

Passbook Savings Rate for 2015 and Establishing Future Passbook Savings Rates

HUD recently issued the following notice which provides guidance to owners of HUD Multifamily Housing subsidized properties related to the passbook savings rate used […]

7 November 2014
 November 7, 2014

NAHMAnalysis: Update on the Multifamily Headquarters Transformation

A new NAHMAnalysis which provides information on the structure changes currently underway in the Office of Multifamily Housing is now available at NAHMA.org. As […]

6 November 2014
 November 6, 2014

HUD Announces Plan to ask for U.S. Supreme Court Review in PBCA Contracting Case

NAHMA has learned that HUD has said it will file for a Writ of Certiorari, which is a petition for judicial review of a […]

3 November 2014
 November 3, 2014

REAC Compilation Bulletin – RAPID 4.0 Version 1

The REAC Compilation Bulletin on version 1 of the Record and Process Inspection Data (RAPID) software is now available on the HUD Issues page at […]

29 October 2014
 October 29, 2014

Information on HUD Headquarters Transformation and the OAMPO

As a follow-up to the HUD Forum at NAHMA’s October 2014 Meeting, NAHMA has shared the attached document which provides information on the reorganization […]

29 October 2014
 October 29, 2014

Announcement for Energy Literacy Webinar on October 30th

October is Energy Awareness Month. To commemorate this, on October 30th,  HUD and its federal partners, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Education, are […]

29 October 2014
 October 29, 2014

Smoke-Free Action Guide Published

The attached memorandum signed by Benjamin Metcalf, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs, provides specific steps for owners and management agents who choose […]

22 October 2014
 October 22, 2014

Transferring Budget Authority of a Project-Based Section 8 HAP Contract under Section 8(bb)(1)

HUD recently issued the following Notice which sets forth the Department’s policies and procedures for transferring all or a portion of any remaining budget […]

21 October 2014
 October 21, 2014

Smoke Free Action Guide for Multifamily Housing

The Office of Multifamily Housing recently shared the following memorandum with specific steps for Owners/Agents who choose to implement a smoke-free policies at their […]

20 October 2014
 October 20, 2014

Section 8 Contract Renewal Forms Posted to HUDCLIPS

The forms below, which relate to the Section 8 Contract Renewal process, have been updated and the new forms have been posted to HUDCLIPS.  […]

16 October 2014
 October 16, 2014

HUD/REAC Update: “Cheat Sheet” for the 4.0 Physical Inspection Report

With the rollout of the new Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) inspection software (version 4.0), the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) now has the […]

10 October 2014
 October 10, 2014

HUD Publishes Section 811 and Section 202 Proposed Rule

HUD published in the October 7 Federal Register a Proposed Rule for implementing statutory reforms made to the Section 811 Housing for Persons with […]

7 October 2014
 October 7, 2014

2015 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) Published

The Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAF) for 2015 were published in the October 2, 2014 Federal Register.  These factors are used for adjusting or […]

6 October 2014
 October 6, 2014

Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2015

HUD recently issued the following notice which designates Difficult Development Areas’ (DDAs) and Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax […]

3 October 2014
 October 3, 2014

Final Fair Market Rents for FY 2015

HDU has issued the final Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for the Housing Choice Voucher program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program for fiscal […]

2 October 2014
 October 2, 2014

USDA-RD Update: Management Fee Increase Announcement

On September 29, 2014 RD released Procedure Notice PN 472,  which included its official announcement of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 management fee increases. The […]

30 September 2014
 September 30, 2014

TRACS 202D MAT Guide Published

Multifamily Housing has posted the Monthly Activity Transmission (MAT) Guide for TRACS 202D.  The guide, which provides information about the newest TRACS update and […]

30 September 2014
 September 30, 2014

State Supplementary Payments (SSP) Administered by States

Multifamily Housing has recently been informed that some states no longer have their State Supplementary Payments (SSP), which supplement the Federal Supplemental Security Income […]

29 September 2014
 September 29, 2014

AFH Assessment Tool

The message below was received from the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Gustavo Velasquez. It is with great excitement that I […]

24 September 2014
 September 24, 2014

HUD Clarifies Review Process for Multifamily Property Owner’s Fair Housing Marketing Plans

On September 22, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs Ben Metcalf issued a memorandum clarifying previous guidance on the review and approval […]

22 September 2014
 September 22, 2014

NAHMA USDA-RD Update: Key Points from RD Stakeholder Call

Rural Development held a call with stakeholders yesterday. Here are some key points you should be aware of: · Under the pro-rated share of […]

22 September 2014
 September 22, 2014

NAHMA Washington Update

Continuing Resolution Passed On September 18, the Senate passed the continuing resolution, H.J.RES 124, by a recorded vote of 78 to 22. The House […]

18 September 2014
 September 18, 2014

LIHTC Update: Audit Technique Guide and LIHC Newsletter #56

On Thursday, September 18 the IRS issued the finalized Audit Technique Guide IRC §42, Low-Income Housing Credit. The scope of this guide is limited […]

16 September 2014
 September 16, 2014

NAHMAnalysis: A Business Case for a Single Student Occupancy Rule for All Affordable Housing Programs

A new NAHMAnalysis that presents a business case for a single student occupancy rule for all affordable housing programs is now available at NAHMA.org. […]

16 September 2014
 September 16, 2014

Technical Correction – HUD Implementation of Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations Provisions

HUD recently issued this correction notice; according to the summary, “In the discussion of implementation of the new definition of ‘extremely-low-income’ applicable to multifamily […]

11 September 2014
 September 11, 2014

Multifamily for Tomorrow: Wave 2 Update

The following was received from HUD DAS on Wednesday, September 10. Dear Partners and Stakeholders, As you know, the Office of Multifamily Housing is […]

8 September 2014
 September 8, 2014

Revisions to Large Loan Risk Mitigation Policies

HUD has issued the following notice that supersedes the Department’s underwriting standards for large multifamily loans above $25 million and/or which support projects exceeding […]

5 September 2014
 September 5, 2014

Implementation of Tenant Participation Requirements, HUD Handbook 4381.5 REV-2 The Management Agent Handbook

NAHMA received the following Notice from HUD regarding Implementation of Tenant Participation Requirements in HUD Handbook 4381.5 REV-2, The Management Agent Handbook. The following […]

4 September 2014
 September 4, 2014

Delegation of Waiver Authority for Certain Portions of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide

HUD recently issued the following memo from the Multifamily Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ben Metcalf, that delegates the approval of five Section 8 Renewal Policy […]

2 September 2014
 September 2, 2014

Field Waiver Authority for Certain Portions of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide

Attached is a memo regarding the Delegation of Waiver Authority for Certain Portions of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide. This memo details the […]

2 September 2014
 September 2, 2014

In-house Bed Bug Prevention and Management Plan: Research Update from Virginia Tech

Free Webinar – September 10th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm ET* Multifamily housing communities are on the front lines of the bed bug battle. Housing managers […]

25 August 2014
 August 25, 2014

Two IRS Notices on Relief from Certain Requirements in Context of Disaster Relief

The IRS issued the following two notices on temporary relief from certain requirements of §42 and §142(d) of the Internal Revenue Code: Revenue Procedure […]

25 August 2014
 August 25, 2014

Section 202/811Revised Procedures Pertaining to Underwriting and Construction Administration Guidance

HUD recently issued the following Notice which updates the revised procedures pertaining to underwriting and construction administration guidance for Section 202 Supportive Housing for […]

21 August 2014
 August 21, 2014

FY 2015 Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

HUD recently issued the fiscal year 2015 Proposed Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and the Moderate Rehabilitation Single […]

20 August 2014
 August 20, 2014

2014 Columbus Multifamily Hub Statewide Housing Symposium

The Columbus Multifamily Hub 2014 Statewide Housing Symposium has been announced. HUD will accept questions related to the specific agenda items; please submit your […]

13 August 2014
 August 13, 2014

VAWA Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking

As part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2013, HUD recently issued the following form to assist PHAs, owners or managers […]

13 August 2014
 August 13, 2014

Carol Galante Leaves the FHA

On Tuesday, August 12 Carol Galante announced she will be stepping down from her position as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner and Assistant […]

11 August 2014
 August 11, 2014

Lender-Ordered MAP Appraisal in lieu of a Separate Rent Comparability Study

The following HUD Memo addresses the use of a lender ordered MAP appraisal in lieu of a separate Rent Comparability Study (RCS) for Mark-Up-to-Market […]

22 July 2014
 July 22, 2014

Final Rule – Cooperative Refinancing

NAHMA received the following update from HUD regarding FHA Cooperative Refinancing: Dear Multifamily Colleagues: Multifamily’s Office of Production issued a final rule that revises […]

22 July 2014
 July 22, 2014

NAHMA Announces Winners of Its 28th Annual Poster/Calendar Contest

MAHMA Congratulates Honorable Mention Winner Jamal Ali! The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) recently judged its 28th annual “AHMA Drug-Free Kid” poster art […]

18 July 2014
 July 18, 2014

Notice Regarding Relocation Requirements under RAD

HUD recently issued the following notice regarding tenant relocation requirements under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. This Notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) […]

17 July 2014
 July 17, 2014

Application for HUD’s Multifamily LIHTC Pilot Program

NAHMA recently received this application to participate in HUD’s Tax Credit Pilot Program from the Multifamily Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ben Metcalf. The following message […]

16 July 2014
 July 16, 2014

NAHMAnalysis on Current LIHTC Legislation in Congress

NAHMAnalysis that details several pieces of legislation relating to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is now available at NAHMA.org. NAHMA has been advocating […]

10 July 2014
 July 10, 2014

Julian Castro Confirmed by Senate to become Secretary of HUD

On July 9, 2014, Julian Castro was confirmed by the Senate to be the next Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. […]

7 July 2014
 July 7, 2014

New HUD Partnership

NAHMA has received the following message from HUD’s Multifamily Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ben Metcalf, regarding a recent partnership between HUD and the Treasury Department’s […]

3 July 2014
 July 3, 2014

Final TRACS 202(d) Implementation Schedule

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing recently issued this final schedule for implementation of the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) 202(d). The schedule is […]

30 June 2014
 June 30, 2014

MAHMA Announces 2015 Scholarship Award Recipients

Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA) has announced the awarding of two scholarships to residents living in properties managed by MAHMA member companies. The […]

26 June 2014
 June 26, 2014

Implementation of Statutory Changes from the FY 2014 T-HUD Bill

Today HUD issued a notice of statutory changes, “HUD Implementation of Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations Provisions on Public Housing Agency Consortia, Biennial Inspections, Extremely […]

17 June 2014
 June 17, 2014

HUD Update: Memo on Tenant’s “Right to Remain”

NAHMA recently received the following memo from HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing. From HUD Multifamily Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ben Metcalf: “The memo serves as […]

17 June 2014
 June 17, 2014

NAHMAnalysis on FY 2015 Appropriations for Affordable Housing

A NAHMAnalysis that details the House and Senate appropriations bills for Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (T-HUD) and rural affordable housing programs in fiscal […]

11 June 2014
 June 11, 2014

T-HUD Amendment on the Multifamily Transformation

The House of Representatives is considering is FY 2015 Transportation – HUD Appropriations Bill (HR 4745). NAHMA will provide a comprehensive update on this […]

5 June 2014
 June 5, 2014

Multifamily Housing EIV System 9.7 Release Summary

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 EIV system update 9.7 was successfully released on May 31, 2014, and will have full […]

3 June 2014
 June 3, 2014

NAHMA Announces 2014 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award Winners

For the fifth year, the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Affordable Housing Vanguard Awards. […]

30 May 2014
 May 30, 2014

NAHMA Announces 2014 Affordable 100 List

NAHMA announced today its 2014 Affordable 100, a list of the 100 largest affordable multifamily property managers, ranked by affordable unit counts. The list […]

29 May 2014
 May 29, 2014

Grassroots Action Alert: Urge the Senate Appropriations Committee to Avoid Funding Cuts to Project-Based Section 8

The Project-Based Section 8 program faces considerable risk in its FY 2015 appropriations. The House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee has included the Obama Administration’s […]

22 May 2014
 May 22, 2014

Minnesota Housing Announces Request for Proposals: Bonding support increases available RFP Funding – Up to $110 Million Now Available

The 2014 bonding bills included $100 million for housing: $80 million in Housing Infrastructure Bond proceeds and $20 million in Government Obligation Bond proceeds […]

16 May 2014
 May 16, 2014

FAQs and Best Practices for Intrusive Testing Requirements as Part of Capital Needs Assessments

NAHMA recently received this document from HUD containing FAQs and best practices for intrusive testing as part of Capital Needs Assessments. Accompanying this document […]

15 May 2014
 May 15, 2014

NAHMA Announces Entry Deadlines for 2014 Communities of Quality Awards Submissions

The submission deadline for entries to the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s (NAHMA) 2014 Communities of Quality Awards program is Nov. 7, 2014. The […]

7 May 2014
 May 7, 2014

Grassroots Action Alert: Ask Ways and Means Members to Co-sponsor Housing Credit Legislation

NAHMA recently received this grassroots action alert from the Affordable Rental Housing ACTION (A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods). We encourage our member […]

6 May 2014
 May 6, 2014

NAHMAnalysis on Legislation Seeking to Reform the Housing Finance Industry

A NAHMAnalysis that provides a summary of several housing finance reform bills in Congress is now available at NAHMA.org. On September 6, 2008, the […]

5 May 2014
 May 5, 2014

Multifamily Transformation Update

On Friday, May 5, 2014 NAHMA staff participated in a stakeholder conference call with Multifamily Deputy Assistant Secretary Ben Metcalf and other HUD staff […]

5 May 2014
 May 5, 2014

REAC Schedule of the Status of Prior Audit Findings

Schedule of the Status of Prior Audit Findings, Questioned Costs, and Recommendations There will be a system release on May 30th to update the […]

5 May 2014
 May 5, 2014

HUD’s Methodology for Rating Troubled Projects in the Sustaining Our Investment Program

A checklist containing HUD’s methodology for rating troubled projects in the Sustaining Our Investments program is now available on the NAHMA website. To view […]

5 May 2014
 May 5, 2014

GAO Report on the RAD Program

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released the following report on HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act […]

24 April 2014
 April 24, 2014

May – September Inspection Schedule for MAHMA properties

MAHMA has received a list of properties are pending inspections that will occur between May 5th to be completed by September 30, 2014. Inspectors […]

18 April 2014
 April 18, 2014

2014 Income and Rent Limits for the HOME Program

HUD has recently issued the 2014 income and rent limits for the HOME program; both are effective May 1, 2014. The HOME Income Limits […]

17 April 2014
 April 17, 2014

HUD Clarifies Housing Notice H2013-23

HUD recently issued a clarification on Housing Notice H2013-23, “Change in Annual Financial Statement (AFS) Submission Requirements for Some Multifamily Housing Projects”. (From HUD): […]

11 April 2014
 April 11, 2014

Congressional Management Foundation Advocacy Videos

In February, 2014, NAHMA posted two introductory videos from CMF that focused on general communication strategies and information on the best practices in messaging. […]

8 April 2014
 April 8, 2014

Multifamily Transformation on Hold

Last year, the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs publicly announced a plan to better deliver on its mission by modernizing its business model. On […]

8 April 2014
 April 8, 2014

FY 2015 Multifamily MIPs

HUD has released the FY 2015 FHA Multifamily, Health Care Facilities, and Hospital Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIPs).  The FY 2015 MIPs are the same […]

2 April 2014
 April 2, 2014

LIHC Newsletter Issue #55

Issue #55 of the Low Income Housing Credit Newsletter is now available on the NAHMA website. The LIHC Newsletter provides a forum for networking […]

31 March 2014
 March 31, 2014

Policy Limited Denial of Participation (LDP)

The Multifamily Office of Asset Management published a Housing Notice for Limited Denial of Participation (LDP) that seeks to provide clarity and instruction on […]

28 March 2014
 March 28, 2014

NAHMA Grassroots Action Alert: Urge Your Representatives to Sign on to These Letters

NAHMA is asking that members contact their Congressional Representatives and urge them to sign the attached letters that request higher funding levels for Project-Based […]

27 March 2014
 March 27, 2014

HUD Update: Implementation of the FY 2014 Funding Provisions for Housing Choice Voucher Program

HUD recently issued the Notice PIH 2014-05 which details the implementation of the fiscal year 2014 funding provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. […]

27 March 2014
 March 27, 2014

Tax Credit Comment Opportunity: Recommendations for 2014-2015 Priority Guidance Plan

The Treasury Department and IRS invite public comment on recommendations for items that should be included on the 2014-2015 Priority Guidance Plan. The Treasury […]

12 March 2014
 March 12, 2014

Office of Multifamily Housing Top 25 Policy Priorities

As part of the Headquarters Transformation, Multifamily established a Program Administration Office (PAO) within my immediate office. PAO acts as my policy team and […]

12 March 2014
 March 12, 2014

The Obama Administration’s FY 2015 Budget

On March 4, 2014 the Obama Administration issued its budget request for fiscal year 2015. The President’s budget serves as a framework for Congress […]

5 March 2014
 March 5, 2014

LIHTC Update

A HUD memo regarding policy changes to the FHA Low Income Housing Tax Credit Pilot can now be found on the NAHMA website. The […]

4 March 2014
 March 4, 2014

2016 Minnesota Housing Tax Credit Allocation Plan

Amended 2016 QAP The Minnesota Housing Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) combines state and federally legislated priorities and other Minnesota Housing priorities established following receipt […]

3 March 2014
 March 3, 2014

Revised Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Posted for Public Comment

On February 28, 2014 the Department posted the draft revised Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide for public comment.  The Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide […]

3 March 2014
 March 3, 2014

IRS Notice 2014-15 extends time period for alternative method for inspection and certification reviews

Notice 2012-18, published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin on March 5, 2012, provided state housing finance agencies that participated in the Physical Inspections Pilot […]

28 February 2014
 February 28, 2014

Revised Section 8 Renewal Guide- Posted for Public Comments

A revision to the Section 8 Renewal Guide was posted today on HUDClips and can also be directly accessed through the below link. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/mfhsec8

27 February 2014
 February 27, 2014

Implementation of VAWA Notice and Results of the 2013 Multi-Family Housing Annual Fair Housing Occupancy Report

The Results of the 2013 Multi-Family Housing Annual Fair Housing Occupancy Report and an Administrative Notice regarding the Implementation of the Violence Against Women […]

27 February 2014
 February 27, 2014

Draft Tax Reform Legislation Released in the House

On Wednesday, February 27 the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp released a discussion draft of his “Tax Reform Act of 2014.” […]

26 February 2014
 February 26, 2014

Change in Ownership/Management Company Policy

OHFA’s Office of Program Compliance has developed a policy on ownership and management company changes. The policy is necessary due to an increase in […]

26 February 2014
 February 26, 2014

NAHMA Grassroots Action Alert: Please Sign on to this FY15 THUD 302(b) Letter

NAHMA has recently been invited to share a letter intended for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees that urges the Committee’s leadership to increase […]

25 February 2014
 February 25, 2014

4350.1 Re-write: Subordinate Debt, LIHTC and Subsidy Layering, and Commercial and Ground Leases

HUD has released the next three draft chapters from its 4350.1 Asset Management Handbook rewrite. They are: · Chapter 3.2 Commercial and Ground Leases; […]

25 February 2014
 February 25, 2014

TRACS Rules Of Behavior and 202d call

HUD’s clarification of the TRACS Rules of Behavior are attached for your review. For those interested in the TRACS Version 202(d) update, HUD has […]

24 February 2014
 February 24, 2014

NAHMA Announces 2014 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award Program Details and Deadline

The deadline for submissions for the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) 2014 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award will be April 4, 2014. The Vanguard […]

20 February 2014
 February 20, 2014

FY 14 AAFs and RAD Technical Corrections

HUD has released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs). They were effective as of February 18, 2014. Please see HUD’s  Federal […]

18 February 2014
 February 18, 2014

Make Your Community a NAHMA Community of Quality

Affordable housing providers who create safe, attractive, well-maintained properties that are neighborhood assets deserve to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. That’s why the […]

14 February 2014
 February 14, 2014

Rural Development Income Limits

On February, 12 2014 USDA-Rural Development issued a Special Procedure Notice regarding the Rural Development Income Limits. To view this Notice, please follow this […]

24 January 2014
 January 24, 2014

Social Security Administration Will No Longer Issue SSN Print-Outs

How to Get Proof of Social Security Numbers or Benefits Beginning February 2014, the Social Security Administration will no longer issue Social Security number […]

8 January 2014
 January 8, 2014

Section 236 Mortgage Maturity and Tenant Notification

HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) has issued a letter on the notification requirements provided to tenants living in Section 236 properties. When […]

7 January 2014
 January 7, 2014

New Developments with REAC’s FASS-MF System

The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has issued three new updates for its Financial Assessment of Multifamily Housing (FASS-MF) system : Global 30-day Extension for […]

20 December 2013
 December 20, 2013

Draft Audit Technique Guide for IRC 42

The IRS’ draft audit technique guide for Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 42 is now available on the NAHMA LIHTC webpage. This audit technique guide […]

20 December 2013
 December 20, 2013

NAHMAnalysis on Caregivers

A NAHMAnalysis that addresses the issue of elderly or residents with disabilities who deny caregiver assistance is now available on the NAHMA website. During […]

19 December 2013
 December 19, 2013

2014 Income Limits

The 2014 income limits have been posted by HUD.  If you have any questions please let me know. http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il/il14/index.html

17 December 2013
 December 17, 2013

NAHMA Grassroots Action Alert: Urge Members of Congress to Provide Full Funding for Affordable Housing Programs

On Thursday, December 12, the House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which sets overall discretionary spending for fiscal year 2014 at $1.012 […]

16 December 2013
 December 16, 2013

Breaking Rental Assistance (RA) News

NAHMA received the information below on Friday, December 13, 2013 regarding the status of Rental Assistance. We are updating you on the status of […]

16 December 2013
 December 16, 2013

HUD Update: 4350.3 REV-1 Change 4 Revisions Issued

HUD has posted the 4350.3 Change 4 Revisions to HUDCLIPS. These changes are dated  November 27, 2013. According to the Revised Transmittal: “The changes […]

11 December 2013
 December 11, 2013

HUD Names Acting Hub Director for the Ohio Hub

HUD announced on December 10 that Mr. Dan Burke, who holds the position as the Chicago Hub Director, is now also the Acting Hub […]

10 December 2013
 December 10, 2013

Rural Development Update: Official FY 14 Management Fee Notice

In its Procedure Notice PN 466, dated December 5, 2013, USDA-Rural Development officially announced there would be no management fee increase for FY 2014. […]

5 December 2013
 December 5, 2013

MAHMA Wins NAHMA Innovation Award

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) announced on December 5, 2013 that the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA) is the recipient of […]

2 December 2013
 December 2, 2013

NAHMA Grassroots Action Alert: Ask your Elected Officials to End Sequestration

NAHMA’s top priority for the ongoing Budget Conference Committee is to see an end to the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. This Budget […]

26 November 2013
 November 26, 2013

HUD Updates to Multifamily Transformation

Since we first announced Multifamily’s transformation efforts earlier this year, we have made significant progress in laying the groundwork to achieve our goals to […]

25 November 2013
 November 25, 2013

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration […]

18 November 2013
 November 18, 2013

Federal Register Notices for Section 8 and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

HUD has issued two Federal Register notices for Section 8 and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): 1. 30 Day Notice of Proposed […]

8 November 2013
 November 8, 2013

Underwriting Guidance for Transfer and MPR Multifamily Housing Transactions

An unnumbered letter from Rural Development that gives further details about the key underwriting principles and guidelines the Agency has adopted is now online […]

6 November 2013
 November 6, 2013

Small Multifamily Building Risk Share Initiative

We received the following invitation to comment on HUD’s Small Multifamily Risk Share Initiative from HUD this afternoon. 

6 November 2013
 November 6, 2013

NAHMAnalysis on Proposed Rule to Make Rural Development’s Voucher Program Permanent

A NAHMAnalysis that covers a proposed rule to give the Rural Development Voucher Program (RDVP) a permanent regulation is now available at NAHMA.org. This […]

22 October 2013
 October 22, 2013

Cincinnati HUD Office Closure

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced in April of this year that it planned to close a number of smaller field […]

18 October 2013
 October 18, 2013

MAHMA Online UPCS Inspection Protocol Training

MAHMA is excited to announce a new online Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) Inspection Protocol Training opportunity through The Inspection Group.  Click here to […]

3 October 2013
 October 3, 2013

HUD Issues Final FMRs for FY 2014

HUD has issued the Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for fiscal year 2014 in the latest issue of the Federal Register. This notice publishes the […]

1 October 2013
 October 1, 2013

From HUD Multifamily DAS Regarding HUD’s Contingency Plan

As you are aware, HUD is currently contending with a lapse in appropriations.  During this period, we will be have extremely limited staff available […]

1 October 2013
 October 1, 2013

Rural Development has Released its Contingency Plan in the Event of a Government Shutdown

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development has released its contingency plan for a possible federal government shutdown. Like HUD’s plan, this document will […]

1 October 2013
 October 1, 2013

Update on Section 8 Funding Under a Government Shutdown

NAHMA participated in a conference call with senior HUD officials regarding operations under a government shutdown. Of particular note: only about 400 of HUD’s […]

25 September 2013
 September 25, 2013

Waiver of 3 Year Rule for Section 223f Applications

HUD Mortgagee Letter 2013–31, “Extension of Temporary Authority for Multifamily Hubs to Process Waiver Requests Pertaining to the 3-Year Rule for Section 223(f) Refinancing […]

25 September 2013
 September 25, 2013

2014 OCAFs

HUD has published the 2014 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs), which are used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under section 524 of the […]

25 September 2013
 September 25, 2013

Revised Base City High Cost Percentages and High Cost Areas

HUD Notice H 13-27, “Annual Base City High Cost Percentage and High Cost Area Revisions for 2013,” lists the revised Base City High Cost […]

20 September 2013
 September 20, 2013

Showcase Your Communities on the New Web Map!

MAHMA is pleased to announce the partnership of RentalHousingDeals.com,the fastest growing affordable housing listing services, as a preferred provider of online marketing and advertisement […]

17 September 2013
 September 17, 2013

FHA Commitment Authority

According to a recent letter from HUD, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has exhausted its commitment authority for fiscal year 2013. Through the end […]

16 September 2013
 September 16, 2013

2014 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) Published

The Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAF) for 2014 were published in the September 16, 2013 Federal Register.  These factors are used for adjusting or […]

12 September 2013
 September 12, 2013

ACA Open Enrollment Reminder

NAHMA received this information regarding the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to HUD-assisted households courtesy of HUD. We would like to pass this […]

5 September 2013
 September 5, 2013

Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Occupancy Interim Notice

HUD Notice H 2013-24, Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Occupancy Interim Notice, is now available on the HUD webpage at NAHMA.org. The purpose […]

4 September 2013
 September 4, 2013

Delay TRACS 202d Implementation

HUD has issued the following notice regarding the implementaiton of TRACS 202(d). “TRACS 202(d) Implementation will be delayed due to pending paperwork approval for […]

3 September 2013
 September 3, 2013

IRS and the Treasury release Revenue Ruling 2013-17: Providing Guidance for the Treatment of Same-Sex Marriages

On August 29th, the IRS and Treasury released Revenue Ruling 2013-17, providing guidance for the treatment of same-sex marriages in response to the Supreme […]

28 August 2013
 August 28, 2013

Cleveland HUD Field Office Fall Symposium

The Cleveland HUD Field Office Fall Industry Symposium will be held on 09/11/2013.  Please see the attached document for more information regarding this event.  […]

28 August 2013
 August 28, 2013

Notice H 2013-25 – Updated Guidelines for Continuation of Interest Reduction Payments (IRP) after Refinancing

On August 23, the Office of Multifamily Housing issues Notice H 2013-25 entitled “Updated Guidelines for Continuation of Interest Reduction Payments after Refinancing: “Decoupling,” […]

28 August 2013
 August 28, 2013

Order your HUD 4350.3 Change 4 Today!

Order your copy of the HUD Handbook 4350.3 Change 4 today!  Copies are available to MAHMA members for $50 and non-members for $60 each […]

27 August 2013
 August 27, 2013

Injunction Issued in PBCA NOFA Case

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued an injunction in the case CMS Contract Management et al v. United States, in which some […]

22 August 2013
 August 22, 2013

HUD 4350.3 Change 4 Released

HUD has issued the release of the HUD 4350.3 Change 4. It is effective as of the issue date.  A copy of the transmittal […]

22 August 2013
 August 22, 2013

Correction to 202 and 811 Streamlining Rule

HUD issued a technical correction to its rule, “Streamlining Requirements Governing the Use of Funding for SupportiveHousing for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities […]

21 August 2013
 August 21, 2013

Proposed Regs for Rural Vouchers

The USDA-Rural Housing Service (RHS) is proposing new regulations to implement its Rural Development Voucher Program (RDVP). Section 542 of the Housing Act of […]

19 August 2013
 August 19, 2013

Change in Annual Financial Statement (AFS) Submission Requirements

Housing Notice H 2013-23, Change in Annual Financial Statement (AFS) Submission Requirements for Some Multifamily Housing Projects, has been published and is now available […]

19 August 2013
 August 19, 2013

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH-12) to Headline Housing Forum at Ohio Statehouse 8/27

Event to Feature Local and National Housing Experts Discussing Ohio Market Trends, Expanding the Supply of Affordable Housing, Aging in Place, and Creating Housing […]

14 August 2013
 August 14, 2013

Noteworthy HCV policy changes related to the disabled

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing released notices which may be of interest to members who participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice […]

8 August 2013
 August 8, 2013

Grassroots Advocacy Opportunities for August

At this time, both the Senate and House of Representatives have begun a month long district work period known as the August Recess. During […]

7 August 2013
 August 7, 2013

Proposed FMRs for FY 2014

HUD has released the proposed Fair Market Rents for FY 14. Comments are due to HUD on September 4, 2013. NAHMA will review this […]

7 August 2013
 August 7, 2013

HUD Announces PBCA Awards

HUD has released the announcement of PBCA awards this afternoon. The list is available at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=2012_PBCA_NOFA_AWD_WINNERS.pdf

29 July 2013
 July 29, 2013

Implementation and Approval of Owner Adopted Admissions Preferences for the Homeless

Housing Notice 2013-21, Implementation and approval of owner-adopted admissions preferences for individuals or families experiencing homelessness, was issued July 25, 2013.  This Notice provides […]

26 July 2013
 July 26, 2013

Marie Head Steps Down from Her Position as Multifamily Deputy Assistant Secretary

HUD has issued a letter announcing that Marie Head is stepping down from her position as Multifamily Deputy Assistant Secretary. The letter also announces […]

26 July 2013
 July 26, 2013

HUD Memo on Age-Restrictions in FHA Insured Multifamily Housing

A HUD memo addressing the Department’s planned policy toward age-restrictions in FHA insured housing is now available on the NAHMA website. A Housing Notice […]

25 July 2013
 July 25, 2013

HOME Final Rule: Improving Performance and Accountability; and Property Standards Update

The HOME program final rule was published in today’s Federal Register. This final rule amends the HOME regulations to address many of the operational […]

24 July 2013
 July 24, 2013

Using Photos to Improve HQS Oversight in the HCV Program

On July 2, 2013, HUD issued Notice PIH 2013-17, “Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program – Review of Existing HQS Requirements and the Use of […]

24 July 2013
 July 24, 2013

Proposed Rule for Capturing Excess Claim Proceeds

HUD’s proposed rule, “Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Multifamily Mortgage Insurance; Capturing Excess Claim Proceeds,” is intended to address a concern that a multifamily project […]

24 July 2013
 July 24, 2013

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule

HUD published a proposed rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, in the Federal Register.  Comments are due to HUD on September 17. HUD’s Summary of […]

9 July 2013
 July 9, 2013

MAHMA Resident Wins NAHMA Scholarship

National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Educational Foundation Chair Wayne Fox recently announced the awarding of 59 scholarships to residents living in properties managed […]

2 July 2013
 July 2, 2013

Transfer of Section 236 Preservation Activities to OAHP

Attached is a memo issued by Deputy Assistant Secretary Marie Head, regarding the transfer of Section 236 preservation transactions to the Office of Affordable […]

2 July 2013
 July 2, 2013

FHA commitment authority

Attached memo regarding commitment authority in the GI/SRI fund from Deputy Assistant Secretaries Marie Head and Roger Miller.  This memo explains how and when […]

1 July 2013
 July 1, 2013

Grassroots Action Alert: Make Sure Senators Retain the LIHTC in Tax Reform Legislation

The Affordable Rental Housing A.C.T.I.O.N. (A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods) is a grassroots campaign led by a broad, cross-industry coalition of over […]

28 June 2013
 June 28, 2013

Guidance on Housing Notice H 2013-17

A recent memo from HUD that provides guidance on Housing Notice H 2013-17 is now available on the NAHMA website on the HUD page, […]

26 June 2013
 June 26, 2013

Grassroots Action Alert: Urge Congress to Restore Rural Rental Assistance Funding

The Section 521 Rural Rental Assistance (RA) program will experience harmful shortfalls as a result of sequestration and other across-the-board cuts in the FY […]

12 June 2013
 June 12, 2013

2013 OHFA LIHTC Competitive Funding Announced

OHFA has announced the results for the 2013 LIHTC Competitive Funding. Click here to access the results.

11 June 2013
 June 11, 2013

Contact Congress and Voice Support for Restoring the FY 2013 Cuts to Section 521 Rural Rental Assistance Program

As a result of sequestration and other across-the-board cuts in the FY 2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill, there will be shortfalls in the Section 521 […]

7 June 2013
 June 7, 2013

Date of PBCA NOFA Awards Announced

Unless prohibited from doing so by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, HUD intends to announce the selection of PBCAs […]

5 June 2013
 June 5, 2013

NAHMA Announces 2013 Vanguard Award Winners

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is pleased to announce the winners of its fourth annual Affordable Housing Vanguard Awards. These awards were […]

4 June 2013
 June 4, 2013

Section 515/8 Housing Notice & Chicago HUB

HUD announced that owners of properties with a Section 515 Rural Rental Housing loan from USDA and a Section 515/8 HAP contract from HUD […]

30 May 2013
 May 30, 2013

RHS Plans to Manage Contract Shortfalls in FYs 2013-2014

On May 22, NAHMA staff participated in a call with the Rural Housing Service (RHS) to discuss the rental assistance shortfalls in FY 2013-2014 […]

30 May 2013
 May 30, 2013

HUD Set Aside Notice

Attached you will find a copy of a notice from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding 2013 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) […]

28 May 2013
 May 28, 2013

Annual Adjustment Factors for FY 2013

The fiscal year 2013 Annual Adjustment Factors (AFFs) for the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Program is now available on the NAHMA website. […]

24 May 2013
 May 24, 2013

HUD and FHA Release Furlough Days Schedule

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is notifying the public today that it will close its offices nationwide on Friday, May […]

21 May 2013
 May 21, 2013

Three Unnumbered USDA-Rural Development Letters

Three unnumbered letters from USDA’s Rural Development are now available on the NAHMA website: Management of Rental Assistance – Highlights internal changes in the […]

17 May 2013
 May 17, 2013

Multifamily and Healthcare Claim Rate Report

The Office of Housing has published a report that shows claim rates in the Multifamily and Healthcare offices. The annual claim rates are charted […]

7 May 2013
 May 7, 2013

Mortgagee Letter Authorizing FHA Approved Lenders Delegation over the Non-Critical Repair

Mortgagee Letter 2013-13, Lender Delegation of Non-Critical Repair Administration, is now available on the NAHMA website.  This Mortgagee Letter (ML) authorizes delegation of the […]

7 May 2013
 May 7, 2013

Revised FY 2013 FMRs for the HCV Program and FHA Loan Interest Rate Information

Revised FMRs Revised Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program for FY 2013 are […]

7 May 2013
 May 7, 2013

Sequestration Update: Cost Saving Measures for PHAs facing Sequestration Cuts

On April 26, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) sent letters to PHA executive directors, providing interim guidance regarding cost savings measures […]

6 May 2013
 May 6, 2013

Two New HUD Guidance Documents for Section 811

On April 30, HUD and the Department of Justice (DOJ) released new joint guidance on the Fair Housing Act’s design and construction accessibility requirements. […]

30 April 2013
 April 30, 2013

Notice of Intent to Change HUD-Wide Operating Model of Office Multifamily Housing

Attached is the Notice of Intent to Change the HUD-Wide operating model of the Office of Multifamily Housing that was posted in the Federal […]

29 April 2013
 April 29, 2013

PBCA NOFA – update

HUD Statement on Decision by Court of Federal Claims in CMS Contract Management, et al. v. United States Monday, April 22, 2013 On Friday, […]

25 April 2013
 April 25, 2013

HUD Announces Major Restructuring of Field Offices

HUD issued a press release announcing major restructuring plans for its field offices. (The press release follows for your review.) NAHMA also participated in […]

24 April 2013
 April 24, 2013

Guidance for Processing Interest Rate Reduction Requests

A HUD memo with guidance for processing interest rate reduction requests is now available on the NAHMA website. It will clarify the Office of […]

22 April 2013
 April 22, 2013

PBCA Court Decision Update

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22 April 2013
 April 22, 2013

Grassroots Action Alert: Funding for Project-Based Section 8

Contact Congress and Voice Support for Full Funding of Project-Based Section 8 Contracts The President’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2014 includes approximately […]

22 April 2013
 April 22, 2013

HUD Notice on Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers Now Online

HUD Notice: PIH 2013-08: “Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At-Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas – Final Implementation” is now available on the NAHMA […]

17 April 2013
 April 17, 2013

NAHMAnalysis Covering the President’s FY 2014 Budget

A new NAHMAnalysis reviewing the President’s budget for fiscal year 2014 is now online. The document examines the proposed funding levels for HUD and […]

10 April 2013
 April 10, 2013

HUD Update on FHA Mortgage Insurance Commitment Authority

HUD has released an update regarding the department’s Commitment Authority for FHA mortgage insurance under its Multifamily and Healthcare programs. The department states that […]

3 April 2013
 April 3, 2013

Comment Opportunity: Priority Guidance Plan for Treasury and IRS

In Notice 2013-22, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service invite the public to submit recommendations for items that should be included on the […]

1 April 2013
 April 1, 2013

Paragon Management Wins NAHMA COQ Award

For the 20th consecutive year, the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) has recognized the best multifamily affordable housing communities across the country for […]

21 March 2013
 March 21, 2013

HUD Concentrated Risk Notice

HUD published a Housing Notice and Mortgagee Letter about concentration of principal risk.  The Notice clarifies guidance and processing procedures describing how lenders can […]

18 March 2013
 March 18, 2013

Grassroots Action Alert: Amendments to Senate CR

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) strongly urges you to make your voice heard on two crucial amendments to the FY 2013 Continuing […]

13 March 2013
 March 13, 2013

Impact of sequestion on project based Section 8 and FHA programs

NAHMA has just received information from HUD’s Office of Housing on how sequestration will affect its affordable housing programs. Two separate letters from Deputy […]

13 March 2013
 March 13, 2013

Revised EIV Notice H 2013-06 Issued

Housing Notice 2013-06, Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System, was issued today, March 12, 2013. This Notice supersedes Notices H 2011-21, H 2008-03, H 2009-20, […]

8 March 2013
 March 8, 2013

Social Security Benefits Move Fully Electronic

Clarification on the Treatment of the Direct Express Debit Card The U.S. Social Security Administration has a new policy which will eliminate the option […]

8 March 2013
 March 8, 2013

Update on HUD employee furloughs

HUD will furlough employees as a result of sequestration. This email summarizes the best information we have available at this time regarding implementation of […]

5 March 2013
 March 5, 2013

Updates to NAHMA’s HUD and Tax Credit Web Pages

The HUD and Tax Credit web pages on the NAHMA website have been updated with new information. New Updates to the HUD Page · […]

4 March 2013
 March 4, 2013

Accessibility Training Courses

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is conducting free training courses called Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST.  There are ten training events, the […]

28 February 2013
 February 28, 2013

NAHMAnalysis 2013-0217: Sequestration is Imminent

This NAHMAnalysis will bring members up-to-date on what we know about sequestration as of today. This is the first of several updates NAHMA will […]

26 February 2013
 February 26, 2013

Update on HUD Initiatives

On February 22, the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and other industry partners attended a briefing at HUD HQ to discuss several new […]

20 February 2013
 February 20, 2013

NAHMA Announces 2013 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award Program Details and Deadline

The deadline for submissions for the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) 2013 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award will be April 1, 2013. The Vanguard […]

11 February 2013
 February 11, 2013

RHS Regulation Updates

Updates to the Rural Development regulations that relate to Multi-Family Housing programs are noted below: New Procedure Notice Released: Special Procedure Notice February 7, […]

11 February 2013
 February 11, 2013

HUD Final rule on Discriminatory Effects in Housing

HUD announced it is issuing the final rule to formalize a standard on discriminatory effects in housing. The rule, “Implementation of the Fair Housing […]

8 February 2013
 February 8, 2013

HUD Resource Webpage for the Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contract

HUD created a resource webpage for the Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contract (SPRACs) program. This webpage houses HUD’s January 8 Federal Register Notice on […]

30 January 2013
 January 30, 2013

HOME and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Guidebook

HUD’s “HOME and the Low Income Tax Credit Guidebook” is now available on NAHMA’s Tax Credit webpage. HUD released this guidebook to provide technical […]

11 January 2013
 January 11, 2013

Supportive Housing for the Elderly Advance Notice of SPRAC Award Process

HUD has published advanced notice of its award process for Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts (SPRACs).  For more information, click on the following link: […]

7 January 2013
 January 7, 2013

NAHMA Announces 2013 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award Program Details and Deadline

The deadline for submissions for the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) 2013 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award will be April 1, 2013. The Vanguard […]

4 January 2013
 January 4, 2013

Recent Updates to USDA-RD Rural Housing Policies

USDA-RD published a proposed rule “Civil Monetary Penalties” in the Federal Register. The rule would allow USDA-RD to impose civil monetary penalties against any […]

3 January 2013
 January 3, 2013

USDA-RD FY 2013 NOFA for the Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization Demo

USDA-Rural Development published “Notice of Funding Availability: Multi- Family Housing Preservation and Revitalization Demonstration Program—Section 514, 515, and 516 for Fiscal Year 2013” in […]

14 December 2012
 December 14, 2012

Federally Mandated Exclusions from Income: Republication of Corrected Listing

HUD published “Federally Mandated Exclusions from Income: Republication of Corrected Listing” in the Federal Register. A copy of the notice may be found here: […]

13 December 2012
 December 13, 2012

USDA-RD UL “Multi-Family Housing – Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policy”

USDA-RD published its unnumbered letter (UL) “Multi-Family Housing – Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policy.” The UL has been reissued to provide continued guidance for Multi-Family […]

12 December 2012
 December 12, 2012

Updated: FY 2013 Income Limits

HUD has published updated income limits for FY 2013. The update did not include an explanation as to why the change was made or […]

11 December 2012
 December 11, 2012

Identity Verification Reports Unavailable for 257 Multifamily EIV Users

The EIV IT team has advised us that there is an issue preventing 257 MF EIV users from obtaining Identity Verification Reports. The issue […]

5 December 2012
 December 5, 2012

HUD’s FY 2013 Income Limits for Multifamily Housing

HUD published its FY 2013 income limits for multifamily housing and are effective immediately. The FY 2013 income limits may be found here: http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il/il13/index.html […]

5 December 2012
 December 5, 2012

HUD Federal Register Notice-New Ginnie Mae Record System for MBSs

HUD published “Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a New System of Records, Enterprise Wide Operations Data Store” (December 5, 2012, Docket No. FR–5613–N–11) […]

5 December 2012
 December 5, 2012

Form HUD-9834 Management Reviews of Multifamily Projects Posted To HUDCLIPS

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) received the following notification from HUD regarding the updated Form 9834 for Management and Occupancy Reviews (MOR). […]

4 December 2012
 December 4, 2012

New HUD Form 9834 for Management and Occupancy Reviews

HUD has posted a revised Form 9834 (dated 11/2012, OMB number No. 2502-0178), which is used in multifamily Management and Occupancy Reviews (MOR). A […]

3 December 2012
 December 3, 2012

PBCA NOFA Status Update

MAHMA has received the notice below from the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) forwared from HUD.  MAHMA will continue to update this article […]

29 November 2012
 November 29, 2012

Revised Requirements for Project Capital Needs Assessments, Estimated Reserves for Replacements and Remedies for Accessibility Deficiencies

HUD published Notice H 2012-27/ Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2012-25 “Revised Requirements for Project Capital Needs Assessments, Estimated Reserves for Replacements and Remedies for Accessibility […]

29 November 2012
 November 29, 2012

Form HUD-92006 Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Housing Posted To HUDCLIPS

Form HUD-92006 Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Housing has been approved by OMB and has been posted to HUDCLIPS.  The form now has […]

29 November 2012
 November 29, 2012

Regulatory and Administrative Waivers Granted for Multifamily Housing Programs to Assist with Recovery and Relief in Sandy Disaster Areas

HUD issued additional guidance for the multifamily properties and other victims of Hurricane Sandy, titled “Regulatory and Administrative Waivers Granted for Multifamily Housing Programs […]

29 November 2012
 November 29, 2012

“Request for Information on Adopting Smoke-Free Policies in PHAs and “Multifamily Housing” Deadline

HUD has announced that it will be extending its deadline to collect additional information on adopting smoke-free policies in PHAs and multifamily properties until […]

29 November 2012
 November 29, 2012

Notice of Neighborhood Stabilization Program; Closeout Requirements and Recapture

HUD published “Notice of Neighborhood Stabilization Program; Closeout Requirements and Recapture” in the Federal Register. A copy of the notice may be found here: […]

29 November 2012
 November 29, 2012

Policy for Amended and Restated Use Agreement for Multifamily Projects Subject to the Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act of 1990

HUD posted Notice H 2012-25 “Policy for Amended and Restated Use Agreement for Multifamily Projects Subject to the Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership […]

29 November 2012
 November 29, 2012

Change to Online Security Training for EIV and TRACS

Be advised the module for online security training for EIV and TRACS has changed.  To complete the online security training, please follow the revised […]

26 November 2012
 November 26, 2012

Further Encouragement for O/As to Adopt Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policies

HUD published Notice H 2012-22 “Further Encouragement for O/As to Adopt Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policies” (October 26, 2012). A copy of the notice may […]

20 November 2012
 November 20, 2012

Final FY 2013 SAFMRs for PHAs in the Demonstration Program

HUD published the final FY 2013 Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR) for the PHAs that have agreed to participate in the SAFMR demonstration […]

13 November 2012
 November 13, 2012

PBCA Contract Development

A key concern as of late has been whether HUD would be able to make Section 8 HAP payments to owners after the PBCA […]

13 November 2012
 November 13, 2012

HUD Guidance on Opening Housing for Older Persons to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

HUD issued new guidance to owners of multifamily properties that allows communities that are designated as housing for older persons (i.e. ages 55 and […]

8 November 2012
 November 8, 2012

Green Technical Assistance Corps

HUD’s Green Technical Assistance (TA) Corps is open. Through this pilot initiative, experts on energy efficiency and green building will provide direct technical assistance […]

6 November 2012
 November 6, 2012

IRS to Waive LIHTC Rules for Certain Properties Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Treasury/IRS announced that it will waive low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) rules that prohibit owners of low-income housing from providing housing to victims of […]

6 November 2012
 November 6, 2012

HUD Requests Information From Multifamily O/As to Aid in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Recovery Efforts

The National Affordable Housing Management Association received an update from HUD on its disaster relief response in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. So far, […]

1 November 2012
 November 1, 2012

NCSHA’s Disaster Relief Resource Center

Many affordable housing properties, including MAHMA and NAHMA member owned and managed properties, have been negatively affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you were impacted […]

31 October 2012
 October 31, 2012

VA Aid & Attendance

We have received several requests to clarify how VA Aid & Attendance payments are to be treated with respect to annual income and the […]

25 October 2012
 October 25, 2012

USDA-RD’s October Policy Changes and Updates for Multifamily Rural Housing Programs

USDA-Rural Development has made a number of policy changes that affect its multifamily housing programs. They are as follows: · Administrative Notices (AN) o […]

24 October 2012
 October 24, 2012

HUD’s statement on GAO’s PBCA recommendations

HUD provided NAHMA with an update regarding the status of its decision on the GAO’s recommendations for the protests filed against the PBCA NOFA. […]

22 October 2012
 October 22, 2012

Implementation of Tenant Participation Requirements in accordance with 24 CFR 245 Subpart B and HUD Handbook 4381.5 REV-2 ‘The Management Agent Handbook

HUD published Notice H 2012-21 “Implementation of Tenant Participation Requirements in accordance with 24 CFR 245 Subpart B and HUD Handbook 4381.5 REV-2 ‘The […]

22 October 2012
 October 22, 2012

Educational Posters for Tenants Regarding Bed Bug Infestations from HUD

HUD has forwarded NAHMA educational posters regarding bed bug infestations that O/As can post in their projects for tenants. They were produced as a […]

16 October 2012
 October 16, 2012

HUD’s 2013 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors

HUD published its “Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2013” in the Federal Register. The notice establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) […]

12 October 2012
 October 12, 2012

HUD’s Documents Outlining Underwriting for RAD Property Conversions

HUD published Notice H 2012-20 “FHA Underwriting Instructions for Projects Converting Assistance under the Rental Assistance Demonstration” and Mortgagee Letter 2012-20 “Underwriting Instructions for […]

5 October 2012
 October 5, 2012

Request for Information on Adopting Smoke-Free Policies in PHAs and “Multifamily Housing

HUD published “Request for Information on Adopting Smoke-Free Policies in PHAs and “Multifamily Housing” in the Federal Register. A copy of the notice may […]

4 October 2012
 October 4, 2012

HUD’s Final FMRs for FY 2013

HUD published its final Fair Market Rents (FMR) for fiscal year (FY) 2013. The final FMRs may be found here: http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/fmr/fmrs/docsys.html&data=fmr13 However, HUD has […]

3 October 2012
 October 3, 2012

HUD’s FAQ Document on Notice H 2012-14 Using Residual Receipts to Offset HAP Payments for “New Reg” Project-Based Section 8 Properties

HUD published a memorandum titled “Clarifications of Housing Notice H 2012-14, Use of ‘New Regulation’ Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts Residual Receipts […]

28 September 2012
 September 28, 2012

Clarifications to HUD’s RAD TPV to PBV Conversion Instructions for RAP and Rent Supp Properties

HUD published a notice in the Federal Register to clarify its guidance and instructions for the conversion of RAP and Rent Supp tenant protection […]

28 September 2012
 September 28, 2012

HUD’s Designation of Difficult Development Areas for 2013

HUD published its “Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas for 2013” in the Federal Register. This notice designates ‘‘Difficult Development Areas’’ (DDAs) for […]

28 September 2012
 September 28, 2012

Oppose Mandatory Spending Cuts To Affordable Housing Programs

Your Congressional Representatives are heading back to their states and districts to campaign for the upcoming 2012 election cycle. NAHMA strongly encourages you to […]

26 September 2012
 September 26, 2012

HUD Expands Multifamily LIHTC Pilot to Five New Hubs

HUD announced it was expanding its Multifamily LIHTC Pilot Program to five new Hubs: Atlanta, Denver, Fort Worth, San Francisco, and Seattle. The geographic […]

26 September 2012
 September 26, 2012

Worksheet for MFH Individual Tenant File Review” for Supervisory Visits and Improper Payments Audits

USDA-Rural Development has asked NAHMA to pass along its “Worksheet for MFH Individual Tenant File Review,” which is used during RD’s supervisory visits and […]

26 September 2012
 September 26, 2012

USDA-RD Multifamily Handbook Updates, New Administrative Notices, and New Unnumbered Letters

USDA-Rural Development (RD) posted a number of materials related to regulation and policy changes for rural multifamily housing programs. They are as follows: · […]

26 September 2012
 September 26, 2012

Treasury/IRS LIHC Newsletter 49

Treasury/IRS put of the Low-Income Housing Credit (LIHC) Newsletter no. 49. The newsletter discusses Rev. Proc. 2012-27, which provides the instructions for providing notice […]

17 September 2012
 September 17, 2012

HUD Announces Advanced Preservation Training Workshops This Fall/Winter

HUD announced that it will be holding additional advanced multifamily property preservation training workshops through its “Partners in Housing” program. The workshop is free […]

17 September 2012
 September 17, 2012

Partial Payment of Claims” to HUD’s 4350.1 Asset Management and Project Servicing Handbook

HUD published revisions to Chapter 14 “Partial payment of claims, Restructuring of HUD held loans, and Modifications of FHA-insured loans” to the Asset Management […]

12 September 2012
 September 12, 2012

OHFA Compliance Training

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12 September 2012
 September 12, 2012

Extension Protocol for Placing Flags in APPS when a Property Receives a REAC Score Below 60 but Above 30

HUD published Notice H 2012-16 “Extension of Housing Notice H 2011-24: Reissuance of Revised Protocol for Placing a Flag in the Active Partners Performance […]

12 September 2012
 September 12, 2012

NAHMAnalysis 2012 – 0911 “Updates to the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook

NAHMA published NAHMAnalysis 2012 – 0911: “Updates to the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook.” The NAHMAnalysis gives an overview and in-depth analysis of HUD’s […]

11 September 2012
 September 11, 2012

DRAFT Revised Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Affiliated Documents for Public Comment

HUD is currently accepting public comment on numerous documents affliliate with the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook. The documents in the link below have […]

10 September 2012
 September 10, 2012

HUD Suspends RCS Requirements in Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide

HUD sent a memorandum to its Hubs, Field Offices, Project Managers, and Contract Administrators regarding the changes to the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide […]

10 September 2012
 September 10, 2012

Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At-Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas – Request for Comments

HUD published Notice H 2012-15 “Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At-Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas – Request for Comments.” A copy of the […]

7 September 2012
 September 7, 2012

Upcoming HUD Webcasts for the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program

There will be two RADcasts on Friday, September 14. 10am-11am EST – First Component: Public Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation Competition 1pm-2pm EST – Second […]

6 September 2012
 September 6, 2012

USDA-RD Section 538 Low Loan-to-Cost Ratio and Lease-Up Reserves

USDA-Rural Development published “Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Low Loan-to-Cost Ratio” in the Federal Register. RD will not be modifying the lease-up reserves and percent […]

5 September 2012
 September 5, 2012

REAC Compilation Bulletin Revision 2.3

HUD-REAC sent NAHMA its updated REAC Compilation Bulletin Revision 2.3. The updated bulletin specifically addresses scoring for single “dead” roaches and tenant-owned equipment—including fire […]

4 September 2012
 September 4, 2012

Updated Requirements for Prepayment and Refinance of Section 202 Direct Loans

HUD published a “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) document for HUD Notice H 2012-08 “Updated Requirements for Prepayment and Refinance of Section 202 Direct Loans.” […]

4 September 2012
 September 4, 2012

Status of the PBCA NOFA Awards and Incumbent PBCA Contract Extensions

HUD notified the National Affordable Housing Management Associatin (NAHMA) and other industry stakeholders that the Department will not be announcing the PBCA NOFA as […]

24 August 2012
 August 24, 2012

Update on HUD Notice H 2012-05: ‘Guidelines on Addressing Infestations in HUD-insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 NAHMA published NAHMAnalysis 2012-0813 “Update on HUD Notice H 2012-05: ‘Guidelines on Addressing Infestations in […]

20 August 2012
 August 20, 2012

Update on GAO’s Decision to Sustain the Protests for the Project-Based Section 8 PBCA NOFA

As you may have learned, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sustained the protests filed against HUD’s project-based Section 8 performance-based contract administrator (PBCA) Notice […]

16 August 2012
 August 16, 2012

Upcoming HUD RAD Events – Forums & Webinars

The RAD team would like to let you all know of a few upcoming events we’re working on across the country – between August […]

16 August 2012
 August 16, 2012

GAO Sustained Protests Filed Against HUD’s PBCA NOFA

the Government Accountability Office sustained the protests filed against HUD’s PBCA NOFA. According to GAO: “The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) use […]

15 August 2012
 August 15, 2012

HUD Notice Increasing MIPs for Certain Multifamily Housing and Health Care Facility Mortgages

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 HUD published notice “Changes in Certain Multifamily Housing and Health Care Facility Mortgage Insurance Premiums […]

10 August 2012
 August 10, 2012

Revised Form RD HB-1-3550 and HB-2-3550, the Subsidy Repayment Agreement for RD Loans

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 USDA-Rural Development had recently released a revised version of Form RD HB-1-3550 and HB-2-3550, the […]

9 August 2012
 August 9, 2012

HUD Guidance for the Use of Residual Receipts to Offset HAPs for New Regulation Project-Based Section 8 Properties

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 HUD published Notice H 2012-14, the “Use of “New Regulation” Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments […]

9 August 2012
 August 9, 2012

HUD Requests Public Comments on the Revised Section 8 Renewal Guide in the Federal Register

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 HUD published “Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide” in […]

9 August 2012
 August 9, 2012

HUD Final Notice-PHAS Physical Condition Scoring Notice and Revised Dictionary of Deficiency Definitions

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 HUD published the final notice for “Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS): Physical Condition Scoring Notice […]

7 August 2012
 August 7, 2012

HUD’s Proposed FY 2013 FMRs

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 HUD published its proposed FY 2013 Fair Market Rents (FMRs). The FMRs are used to […]

26 July 2012
 July 26, 2012

HUD’s Final Notice PIH 2012-32 for the RAD Program

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 HUD published its final notice (Notice […]

24 July 2012
 July 24, 2012

HUD FR Notice Updating “Federally Mandated Exclusions From Income”

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 HUD published “Federally Mandated Exclusions From Income” (Docket No. FR-5635-N-01) in the Federal Register. HUD’s […]

18 July 2012
 July 18, 2012

Environmental Processing Notice for FY 2010/2011 Section 202 and Section 811 Award Recipients

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 HUD posted Notice H 2012-13 “Environmental Processing Notice for Fiscal Year 2010/2011 Section 202 Supportive […]

18 July 2012
 July 18, 2012

NOFA for Section 515 Multi-Family Housing Preservation Revolving Loan Fund Demonstration for FY 2012

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 USDA-RD has published the FY 2012 NOFA for the Section 515 Multi-Family Housing Preservation Revolving […]

17 July 2012
 July 17, 2012

HUD Webcast on the “Partners in Housing” Preservation Training 7/19 and 7/20 from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 On Thursday 7/19 and Friday 7/20 from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST each day, […]

17 July 2012
 July 17, 2012

Grassroots Advocacy Update on Federal Agency Conference and Travel Limitations Legislation

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) has been actively working against bills moving in […]

11 July 2012
 July 11, 2012

USDA-RHS Final Rule for New Construction of Section 514/516 and Section 515 Projects

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 USDA-RHS published the final rule to change the Reserve Account for new construction in the […]

11 July 2012
 July 11, 2012

New Administrative Notices from USDA-RHS Regarding Ordering Credit Reports and the Management Control Review

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 USDA-RD made two administrative notices (AN) regarding rural multifamily housing issues available to the public.  […]

2 July 2012
 July 2, 2012

Assisted Housing for Persons With Disabilities Under Olmstead Implementation Efforts to Provide Community-based Options Rather Than Institutional Settings

HUD published Notice PIH 2012-31 “Assisted housing for persons with disabilities under Olmstead implementation efforts to provide community-based options rather than institutional settings” (June […]

2 July 2012
 July 2, 2012

HUD REAC Inspection Property Listing

Attached is a database of properties, in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, that will be getting calls from REAC contractors to schedule upcoming inspections.   This task […]

2 July 2012
 July 2, 2012

Grantees Select Eligible PBS8 Properties and HUD Sends Letter to Selected Property Owners Discussing TRN Activities

On October 14, 2011, HUD published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to competitively award $10 million to fund activities for the Tenant Resources […]

13 June 2012
 June 13, 2012

Federal Agency Conference Spending and Attendance Limitations

NAHMA published NAHMAnalysis 2012-0613-“Federal Agency Conference Spending and Attendance Limitations.”  The NAHMAnalysis provides background on the General Services Administration (GSA) Las Vegas conference scandal […]

12 June 2012
 June 12, 2012

Updated Guidance on the Treatment of State Registered Lifetime Sex Offenders in Federally Assisted Housing

HUD has released Notice PIH 2012-28 “State Registered Lifetime Sex Offenders in Federally Assisted Housing.”  Please note that, although this notice was released under PIH, […]

8 June 2012
 June 8, 2012

RD UL “Prepayment Clarifications and Related Issues”

Last month, USDA-RHS published RD Unnumbered Letter (UL) “Prepayment Clarifications and Related Issues” (May 14, 2012).  The letter provides guidance, clarification, and corrections on […]

5 June 2012
 June 5, 2012

GRASSROOTS ACTION: Support Full-Funding for Project-Based Section 8! Call Your Congressional Representatives TODAY!

On June 7th, the House Appropriations Transportation-HUD Subcommittee passed its FY 2013 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill. The bill contains significant cuts to the project-based Section 8 […]

30 May 2012
 May 30, 2012

Grassroots Action Needed: Support Project-Based Section 8! Call Your Representatives

NAHMA has learned that the House Appropriations Transportation-HUD Subcommittee may cut or underfund the project-based Section 8 program in the House’s FY 2013 Transportation […]

30 May 2012
 May 30, 2012

Rent to Owners in subsidized projects under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program

HUD has posted Notice PIH 2012-24 “Rent to Owners in subsidized projects under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program” (May 22, 2012). The Notice […]

25 May 2012
 May 25, 2012

Section 8 Renewal Guide Changes

HUD has issued page changes to the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Book. NAHMA has posted these changes to our HUD webpage as: Page […]

24 May 2012
 May 24, 2012

2013 Regional Affordable Housing Conference

Thank you to those who attended! The Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association hosted the 2013 Regional Affordable Housing Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn […]

17 May 2012
 May 17, 2012

New USDA-RD Administrative Notices and Unnumbered Letters for Rural Multifamily Programs

In the last two months, USDA-RD published several administrative notices and unnumbered letters regarding policies and regulations for rural multifamily housing programs.  They are […]

16 May 2012
 May 16, 2012

HUD Webinar on Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demo Program Wed. May 30

HUD has announced that they will be holding a webinar on the Section 811 (disabled housing) Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Demonstration Program, which was […]

16 May 2012
 May 16, 2012

HUD’s Proposed Changes to the Section 8 Tenant-Based and Project-Based Voucher Programs

HUD has published the proposed rule “The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA): Changes to the Section 8 Tenant-Based Voucher and Section […]

15 May 2012
 May 15, 2012

HUD Notice on Supplemental Guidance for the Identification of Supportive Services Tenants/Organizations in HUD Assisted Housing

HUD published Notice PIH 2012-22/H 2012-09 “Supplemental Information to Application for Assistance Regarding Identification of Family Member, Friend or Other Persons or Organization Supportive […]

15 May 2012
 May 15, 2012

Guidelines for Assumption, Subordination, or Assignment of M2M Loans in TPA and Refinance Transactions

HUD has published Notice H 2012-10 “Guidelines for Assumption, Subordination, or Assignment of Mark-to-Market (M2M) Loans in Transfer of Physical Assets (TPA) and Refinance […]

15 May 2012
 May 15, 2012

HUD FASS Performance Indicator Thresholds for Multifamily Properties

HUD has provided the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) with a copy of the FASS performance indicator thresholds.    NAHMA’s request to HUD was […]

10 May 2012
 May 10, 2012

2012 Communities of Quality Awards Submission Deadline Announced

The submission deadline for entries to the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s (NAHMA) 2012 Communities of Quality Awards program is November 9, 2012. The […]

7 May 2012
 May 7, 2012

Updated Requirements for Prepayment and Refinance of Section 202 Direct Loans

HUD has published Notice H 2012-08 “Updated Requirements for Prepayment and Refinance of Section 202 Direct Loans.”   The Notice provides guidance for the […]

3 May 2012
 May 3, 2012

New IRS Final Rule, Revenue Procedure, and Notice for Section 42/LIHTC properties

The IRS released a final rule, a revenue procedure, and a notice that are related to the operation, oversight, and reporting for the Section […]

3 May 2012
 May 3, 2012

HUD’s Draft PBCA Customer Service Survey

HUD has released its draft performance-based contract administrator (PBCA) property owner and management agent (O/A) and tenant customer service survey for public comment.  Please […]

3 May 2012
 May 3, 2012

EIV System 9.3 Release

EIV system update 9.3 was successfully released on Saturday April 28, 2012. The Multifamily weekend summarization job was successful on April 29, 2012, and […]

3 May 2012
 May 3, 2012

New Notice and Mortgage Letters Related FHA Multifamily Underwriting and Insurance

HUD has released Notice H 2012-07/Mortgagee Letter 2012-9 “Annual Base City High Cost Percentage and High Cost Area Revisions for 2012” and Mortgagee Letter […]

3 May 2012
 May 3, 2012

Implementation of Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At-Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas

HUD announced it will be retracting Notice PIH 2012-19 “Implementation of Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At-Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas“.   The […]

3 May 2012
 May 3, 2012

HUD’s Father’s Day Celebration

HUD is encouraging affordable properties across the U.S. to participate in Father’s Day 2012 on June 16th – the Saturday before the actual holiday. […]

30 April 2012
 April 30, 2012

Notice 2012-06 Requiring Owners with PBS8, 202, 811, RAP, and Rent Supp Contracts to Obtain a DUNS Number and Register in CCR by June 22

HUD published Notice H 2012-06, which codifies the DUNS Number and CCR registration requirements into Federal regulations.  Owners with Project-Based Section 8 Rental Assistance […]

25 April 2012
 April 25, 2012

GRASSROOTS ACTION REQUESTED: Support Project-Based Section 8! NAHMA Congressional Call-In Campaign April 25 and 26

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) has learned that the House Appropriations Transportation-HUD Subcommittee may cut or underfund the project-based Section 8 program […]

25 April 2012
 April 25, 2012

New HUD Bed Bug Guidance Released by HUD

HUD Notice H 2012-5, “Guidelines on Addressing Infestations in HUD-insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing supersedes the previous bed bug guidance in Housing Notice 2011-20.  […]

23 April 2012
 April 23, 2012

NAHMAnalysis 2012-0420-FY 2013 Funding for Project-Based Section 8 Contract Renewals

NAHMAnalysis 2012-0420 “FY 2013 Funding for Project-Based Section 8 Contract Renewals” is now online.    The NAHMAnalysis discusses the Obama Administration and Congress’s budget […]

20 April 2012
 April 20, 2012

HUD’s Qualified Census Tracts for LIHTCs in 2013

HUD has published the Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) for LIHTCs in 2013. HUD is making new designation of QCTs on the basis of new […]

13 April 2012
 April 13, 2012

HUD’s FY 2012 AAFs

HUD published its Annual Adjustment Factors (AAF) for FY 2012 for Section 8 rental assistance contracts on their contract anniversaries in the Federal Register. […]

13 April 2012
 April 13, 2012

Amendments to the Status of Information in HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Information Center

HUD has announced its plans to amend an existing Privacy Act System of Records, Inventory Management System (IMS), also known as the Public and […]

12 April 2012
 April 12, 2012

HUD’s Proposed Rules for the Multifamily Accelerated Processing Program for Loan Applications

HUD has issued a proposed notice and a proposed rule for the Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) program.  MAP is a processing system introduced in 2000 […]

10 April 2012
 April 10, 2012

HUD Federal Register Notice-Changes in Certain Multifamily Housing MIPs for FY 2013

HUD has published the Notice “Changes in Certain Multifamily Housing and Health Care Facility Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013” in the […]

9 April 2012
 April 9, 2012

Webinar Opportunities for HUD Grantees: SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program & Bond Underwriting

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program & the Underwriting Process:  Connecting Small Contractors to HUD-Funded Construction Projects Wednesday, April 11 & 18, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. […]

9 April 2012
 April 9, 2012

HUD Section 202/811 Events on Tuesday April 24

HUD invites you to participate in two different events related to the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program on Tuesday, April 24.   […]

28 March 2012
 March 28, 2012

HUD’s Proposed Rule to Streamline Funding Requirements for Section 202 and 811 Programs

HUD has published its proposed rule on “Streamlining Requirements Governing the Use of Funding for Supportive Housing for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities Programs” […]

28 March 2012
 March 28, 2012

Call Your Representatives TODAY and Request an Increase in Funding for the Transportation-HUD Account in FY 2013

Several of NAHMA’s industry colleagues have organized a nationwide Congressional Call-in campaign both TODAY Tuesday March 27 and TOMORROW Wednesday March 28 to request […]

27 March 2012
 March 27, 2012

HUD FASS Performance Indicators for Multifamily Properties and Synopsis of the Performance Assessment

Local HUD HUBs have been sending out HUD FASS Performance Evaluation letters notifying owners of a HUD-assisted property’s overall financial risk-rating based on the […]

27 March 2012
 March 27, 2012

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Revised Implementation of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program

HUD has posted a notice regarding the “Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Revised Implementation of the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program.”   This notice establishes […]

27 March 2012
 March 27, 2012

USDA-RD Notices and Letters for Rural Multifamily Programs for March 2012

Recently, USDA-RD has published a number of notices and letters regarding updates to rural multifamily housing programs. They are as follows: • Rural Development […]

26 March 2012
 March 26, 2012

NOFA for PBCA Information

NOFA for PBCAs and ACC for NOFA Q&A (Update as of 03/23/2012)   HUD will accept questions for this Q&A until 5pm Eastern Daylight […]

21 March 2012
 March 21, 2012

NAHMA 2012 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award Entry Information

The deadline for submissions for the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) 2012 Affordable Housing Vanguard Award is April 13, 2012. The Vanguard Award […]

19 March 2012
 March 19, 2012

HUD Notice PIH 2012-19 for Implenting Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At- Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas

HUD released Notice PIH 2012-19 “Implementation of Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At- Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas.”  The Notice provides information and […]

16 March 2012
 March 16, 2012

HUD’s PBCA NOFA Deadline Changes, Technical Corrections, Webcast, and FAQs

HUD announced it has made technical corrections to the PBCA NOFA, including a two month extension to the application deadline and estimated start date.  […]

15 March 2012
 March 15, 2012

Grassroots Action Alert: Ask Your Senators to Support Funding for HOME By Signing On to “Dear Colleague” Letter and Support Funding for the Project-Based Section 8 Program

Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) are currently circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter in support of increasing HOME funding.  NAHMA supports […]

15 March 2012
 March 15, 2012

Grassroots Action Alert: Support Funding for Affordable Housing and Sign Your Company on to a Congressional Appropriations Letter

In FY 2012, both the House and Senate Appropriations Transportation-HUD Subcommittees approved substantial cuts to the 302(b) allocation, which sets spending limits in both […]

15 March 2012
 March 15, 2012

HUD Memo Regarding Housing Ex-Offenders

Secretary Donovan and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Housing and FHA Commissioner Carol Galante released a memo asking O/As of multifamily housing […]

14 March 2012
 March 14, 2012

PBCA NOFA Webcast Friday March 16 at 12:30 PM EST

HUD will be holding a webcast this Friday to discuss the PBCA NOFA.  The webcast will take place Friday, March 16, at 12:30 PM […]

9 March 2012
 March 9, 2012

HUD’s FY 2012 PBCA NOFA

HUD has released its NOFA for the “FY 2012 Performance Based Contract Administration (PBCA) Program for the Administration of Project Based Section 8 Housing […]

7 March 2012
 March 7, 2012

Ask Your Congressional Representatives to Support Funding for HOME

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) is currently circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter in support of restoring HOME funding to FY 2011 levels, about $1.6 billion.  […]

5 March 2012
 March 5, 2012

Ask Your Congressional Representatives to Cosponsor Important LIHTC Legislation H.R. 3661 and S. 1989

Congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced H.R. 3661, a bill that would permanently extend the flat 9 percent credit rate and […]

1 March 2012
 March 1, 2012

FY 2012 NOFA For Choice Neighborhoods Grants

HUD published its FY 2012 NOFA for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants.  HUD plans to awards up to $5 million for 17-20 grants and […]

29 February 2012
 February 29, 2012

Reminder HUD Housing Notice 2011-01

Notice H 2011-01 was issued on January 5, 2011, providing the regulatory reporting requirements and guidance for legal entities receiving federal assistance.  Rental assistance […]

28 February 2012
 February 28, 2012

GRASSROOTS ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Representatives to Support Full Funding for the Project-Based Section 8 Contract Renewals in FY 2013

Earlier this month, President Obama has submitted his FY 2013 Budget Request to Congress.  In the request, HUD proposed serious cuts and a return […]

28 February 2012
 February 28, 2012

Partners in Housing – Multifamily Preservation Training

In the spring, HUD will be hosting free workshops across the nation regarding preservation tools for multifamily housing in conjunction with Training, Development, and […]

27 February 2012
 February 27, 2012

Housing Notice on Tenant Protection Vouchers

HUD has released Housing Notice 2012-03, “Guidance on Eligibility for Tenant Protection Vouchers Following Certain Housing Conversion Actions.”  This notice addresses frequently asked questions […]

24 February 2012
 February 24, 2012

2012 Management Fee Ranges

Attached is a copy of the 2012 HUD management fee ranges. 

23 February 2012
 February 23, 2012

NAHMAnalysis 2012-0223-FY 2013 Budget Request for Affordable Rental Housing Programs

NAHMA released our NAHMAnalysis on the FY 2013 Obama Administration Budget Request, “NAHMAnalysis 2012-0223-FY 2013 Budget Request for Affordable Rental Housing Programs.”    The […]

16 February 2012
 February 16, 2012

Further Guidance for the Use of EIV in Public Housing and Section 8 Programs

HUD posted Notice PIH 2012-10, “Verification of Social Security Numbers (SSNs), Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits; and Effective Use of […]

14 February 2012
 February 14, 2012

Collection Procedures for Excess Income Receivables and Form HUD-93104, Monthly Report of Excess Income

HUD published Notice H 2012-02 “Collection Procedures for Excess Income Receivables and Form HUD-93104,  Monthly Report of Excess Income.”   The Notice describes the […]

14 February 2012
 February 14, 2012

President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget Request Cuts Funding For Project-Based Section 8 Contracts

On February 13, President Obama presented his FY 2013 budget request to Congress and the public.  The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) was extremely […]

13 February 2012
 February 13, 2012

2012 Calendar Contest Rules Available

The Next Step is Yours Let’s Take Care of Our World In addition to the yearly drug-free theme, this year’s contest continues to include […]

13 February 2012
 February 13, 2012

Multifamily Low Income Housing Tax Credit Pilot Program

HUD has announced the launch of the Multifamily Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Pilot Program in Notice H 2012-01.  HUD first brought the pilot […]

10 February 2012
 February 10, 2012

Physical Inspections Pilot Program

A Physical Inspection Pilot Program which tests the feasibility of conducting one coordinated inspection on mixed-financed properties by which would satisfy LIHTC, HUD and/or […]

6 February 2012
 February 6, 2012

FY 2012 NOFA for USDA-RD Section 538 Loan Guarantees

USDA-RD published their FY 2012 NOFA for loan guarantees under the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP).  The NOFA contains information about […]

6 February 2012
 February 6, 2012

FY12 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Competition Conference Call at 2:15 PM EST

On Monday, February 6, 2012 HUD will be holding a conference call to discuss the FY 2012 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Competition at 2:15 PM […]

3 February 2012
 February 3, 2012

DUNS/CCR and Auto OCAF information

In January of 2011, HUD published Notice 2011-01, which requires ownership entities of our subsidized properties (see attached Notice for applicability) to obtain a […]

3 February 2012
 February 3, 2012

Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

HUD published its final rule “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity” in the Federal Register.  The […]

3 February 2012
 February 3, 2012

2012 PAC Renewal Instructions Announced

HUD has just released the instructions for renewing Project Assistance Contracts (PACs) for 2012.  The instructions provide guidance to the field for processing PAC […]

2 February 2012
 February 2, 2012

Effective Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System’s Deceased Tenants Report to Reduce Subsidy Payment & Administrative Errors

HUD has published Notice PIH 2012-04, “Effective Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System’s Deceased Tenants Report to Reduce Subsidy Payment & Administrative Errors.”  […]

1 February 2012
 February 1, 2012

HUD Fair Housing Rule on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

January 30, HUD Secretary Donovan announced new regulations to ensure equal access to housing for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. […]

30 January 2012
 January 30, 2012

HUD Multifamily Announces New Acting Director for the Office of Housing Assistance and Contract Administration Oversight

HUD Multifamily has announced that Kerry Hickman will serve as the Acting Director of the Office of Housing Assistance and Contract Administration Oversight (OHACAO) […]

30 January 2012
 January 30, 2012

2012 HOME Rent and Income Limits

On Thursday, January 19, 2012 HUD issued the 2012 HOME Program rent and income limits.  The effective date of the limits is February 9, […]

25 January 2012
 January 25, 2012

Announcement of Funding Awards for the Assisted Living Conversion Program; FY 2010

HUD published the “Announcement of Funding Awards for the Assisted Living Conversion Program; FY 2010” in the Federal Register.   A copy of the […]

25 January 2012
 January 25, 2012

HUD Issues Guidance on Extensions of RAP and Rent Supp Contracts in FY 2012 and Beyond

on January 24, HUD notified NAHMA that it had provided its Hub and Program Center Directors with instructions for issuing extensions of up to […]

24 January 2012
 January 24, 2012

Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program

On January 24 USDA-RD posted the “Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program” in the Federal Register.  Funding is now available for the […]

24 January 2012
 January 24, 2012

HUD Multifamily Letter Regarding the Status of the PBCA NOFA

On January 23, 2012 HUD Multifamily DAS Marie Head sent a letter to HUD’s affordable housing industry partners regarding the status of the PBCA […]

19 January 2012
 January 19, 2012

NAHMA Announces Multifamily Industry Award Winners!

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Industry and AHMA Awards. The list includes both individuals […]

18 January 2012
 January 18, 2012

Guidelines on Bed Bug Control and Prevention in HUD Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing

Recently, NAHMA participated in an industry discussion with HUD to discuss our concerns with Notice H 2011-20 “Guidelines on Bed Bug Control and Prevention […]

17 January 2012
 January 17, 2012

REAC Technical Review (TR) / Data Base Adjustment (DBA) Preparation

Earlier this month NAHMA participated in a conference call with REAC staff to discuss the information necessary to submit a successful TR/DBA appeal.  NAHMA has prepared […]

17 January 2012
 January 17, 2012

HUD’s Proposed Rule to Address Operational Challenges in the HOME Program

HUD published a proposed rule titled “HOME Investment Partnerships Program: Improving Performance and Accountability; and Updating Property Standards” in the Federal Register.  HUD has […]

11 January 2012
 January 11, 2012

Income Exclusion of Kinship, Kin-GAP and Other Guardianship Care Payments

HUD released Notice PIH 2012-01 “Income Exclusion of Kinship, Kin-GAP and Other Guardianship Care Payments.”   The notice clarifies the treatment of income received […]

9 January 2012
 January 9, 2012

New USDA-RD Administrative Notices and Unnumbered Letters

Over the last few months, USDA-RD issued a number of procedures and administrative notices, as well as unnumbered letters, online that may be of […]

9 January 2012
 January 9, 2012

New HUD Notices and Federal Register Notices

HUD Notices   HUD Notice H 2011-35 “Hub and National Loan Committees” (December 29, 2011)   The notice extends and revises Loan Committee Housing […]

9 January 2012
 January 9, 2012

HUD’s Proposed Rule to Address Operational Challenges in the HOME Program

Last month, HUD published a proposed rule titled “HOME Investment Partnerships Program: Improving Performance and Accountability; and Updating Property Standards” in the Federal Register.  […]

9 January 2012
 January 9, 2012

Update to the Rental Policy Working Group Conceptual Proposals

In August, NAHMA submitted comments on the White House’s “Rental Policy Working Group Federal Rental Alignment Opportunities -Conceptual Proposals,” released in July 2011. This […]

4 January 2012
 January 4, 2012

EIV Existing Tenant Search

Recently we have been asked to clarify what documentation is needed in an applicant’s file if the applicant household is rejected for a reason […]

4 January 2012
 January 4, 2012

IRS Notices

The following IRS notices may be of interest: Notice 2012-03 provides guidance on current refunding issues (as defined in Treas. Reg. §1.150-1(d)(3)) that refund […]

16 December 2011
 December 16, 2011

Proposed Rule to Address Operational Challenges in the HOME Program

HUD published a proposed rule titled “HOME Investment Partnerships Program: Improving Performance and Accountability; and Updating Property Standards” in the Federal Register.  HUD has […]

13 December 2011
 December 13, 2011

HUD Memo on Impact of FY 2012 Funding on Section 202 and 811 Programs

HUD Multifamily sent out a memo regarding the impact of FY 2012 appropriations on the Section 202 and 811 programs.  While there is no […]

9 December 2011
 December 9, 2011

HUD Notice “Terminal Guidance on Disaster Housing Assistance Program – Ike and Extension Operating Requirements”

HUD published Notice PIH 2011-66 “Terminal Guidance on Disaster Housing Assistance Program – Ike (DHAP-Ike) and Extension Operating Requirements” for PHAs and the housing […]

7 December 2011
 December 7, 2011

Update on HUD’s plans for residual receipts

HUD has issued a follow up to its November 22 memo, “Impact of HUD’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget on Section 8 Project Based Rental […]

5 December 2011
 December 5, 2011

HUD Notice PIH 2011-60 DUNS Number and CCR Registration Requirements

HUD has posted Notice PIH 2011-60 “Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) requirement” online.   The notice requires public housing agencies (PHAs), their […]

5 December 2011
 December 5, 2011

FY 2012 Income Limits

HUD has published the FY 2012 Income Limits. The effective date is December 1, 2011. Please see:   http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il.html

23 November 2011
 November 23, 2011

Collection Procedures for Delinquent Section 202 Direct Loans

HUD published Notice H 2011-32 “Collection Procedures for Delinquent Section 202 Direct Loans.”  The Notice provides new procedures for collecting delinquent Section 202 mortgage […]

22 November 2011
 November 22, 2011

NAHMA Analysis 2011-1122 “FY 2012 Appropriations for Affordable Housing Programs

NAHMA published NAHMA Analysis 2011-1122 “FY 2012 Appropriations for Affordable Housing Programs.”  The NAHMAnalysis gives an overview of the FY 2012 budget and appropriations […]

22 November 2011
 November 22, 2011

HUD Memo on Upcoming PBS8 Policy Changes to Address Budgetary Challenges

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Janet Golrick issued a memo to Multifamily Property Owners regarding the FY 2012 multifamily housing program appropriations […]

22 November 2011
 November 22, 2011

Deficit Reduction “Super Committee” Gives Up

The Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction issued a public statement saying the Committee will not meet its statutory Nov. 23 […]

16 November 2011
 November 16, 2011

FY 2010 and 2011 Section 202 and 811 NOFA Recipients

HUD announced the recipients of $749 million in capital advances and PRAC grants for the Section 202 and 811 programs for FY 2010 and […]

16 November 2011
 November 16, 2011

Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard

HUD published a proposed rule regarding “Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard” (November 16, 2011, Docket No. FR-5508-P-01).  The proposed rule, […]

16 November 2011
 November 16, 2011

Policy for Treatment of Proceeds Resulting from the Sale of FHA-insured or Secretary-held formerly insured Multifamily Projects by Nonprofit Owners

HUD posted Notice H 2011-31 regarding the “Policy for Treatment of Proceeds Resulting from the Sale of FHA-insured or Secretary-held formerly insured Multifamily Projects […]

10 November 2011
 November 10, 2011

VOTE to Reduce the Frequency of MORs Through the Federal SAVE Award Program

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to improve efficiency and reduce federal spending, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has launched the […]

8 November 2011
 November 8, 2011

Office of Housing – Leadership Announcements

Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing Carol Galante announced the appointment of three key staff members in the Office of Housing. Most importantly for MAHMA […]

4 November 2011
 November 4, 2011

HUD Announces Proposed New Regulatory Requirements for HOME

Secretary Donovan announced that HUD will be proposing new regulatory requirements to improve performance, oversight, and accountability within the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.  The […]

4 November 2011
 November 4, 2011

2012 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) Updated in iREMS

The Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAF) for 2012 were updated in iREMS on November 03, 2011.  These factors are used for adjusting or establishing […]

2 November 2011
 November 2, 2011

What’s New in the EIV System

EIV System 9.2.1 was successfully released last week.  Below are the new functionalities that have been added to Multifamily EIV.   Any questions related […]

2 November 2011
 November 2, 2011

October 2011 DRAFT HUD Form 9834-Management Reviews for Multifamily Housing Projects

HUD released a Federal Register notice requesting comments on revisions made to an updated draft HUD Form 9834-Management Review for Multifamily Housing Projects that […]

31 October 2011
 October 31, 2011

Call Your Senators TODAY and Request Adequate Funding for Multifamily Housing Programs for FY 2012

On November 1 the Senate will vote on a minibus appropriations bill, H.R. 2112, which provides funding for the Agriculture, Transportation-HUD, Commerce, Justice, and Science […]

28 October 2011
 October 28, 2011

IRS Proposed Rule on Partnerships

The IRS recently published REG-109564-10, which contains proposed regulations removing §1.704-1(b)(2)(iii)(e) (the de minimis partner rule) because the rule may have resulted in unintended […]

28 October 2011
 October 28, 2011

Rural Housing Service New Documents and Policy Updates

USDA-RD has posted a number documents and policy updates regarding rural multifamily housing to the web.  They are as follows:   USDA-RHS PowerPoint Presentation […]

28 October 2011
 October 28, 2011

Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2012

 HUD published the “Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2012” (Docket No. FR-5575-N-01, October 27, 2011) in the […]

26 October 2011
 October 26, 2011

FY 2012 OCAF’s

The 2012 OCAF increase amounts are published; see below and the attached Notice. As a reminder, the new amounts are effective 02/11/2012.   http://frwebgate2.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/TEXTgate.cgi?WAISdocID=0pZNYI/0/1/0&WAISaction=retrieve

26 October 2011
 October 26, 2011

HUD Federal Register FY 2010-11 Limited English Proficiency Initiative Program

HUD published the “Announcement of Funding Awards; Limited English Proficiency Initiative Program (LEPI), Fiscal Year 2010/2011” (Docket No. FR-5415-FA-41, October 26, 2011).   HUD […]

26 October 2011
 October 26, 2011

HUD Federal Register Notice “Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2012

HUD published the “Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2012” (Docket No. FR-5569-N-01, October 26, 2011) in the Federal Register.   The […]

21 October 2011
 October 21, 2011

Use of Reserve for Replacement Accounts in Restructured Mark-to-Market

HUD published Notice H 2011-30 “Use of Reserve for Replacement Accounts in Restructured Mark-to-Market (M2M) Properties” (October 19, 2011).   The Notice specifies special […]

21 October 2011
 October 21, 2011

Ask Senators OPPOSE Coburn Amendment No. 792 to HR 2112 TODAY

As the Senate proceeds this week with the consideration of H.R. 2112-the Agriculture, T-HUD, and Commerce Appropriations minibus-NAHMA has learned that Sen. Tom Coburn […]

18 October 2011
 October 18, 2011

HUD Announces the New Tenant Resource Network Program (TRN) for Section 8 Preservation

In the next week, The Department plans to publish a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Tenant Resource Network Program (TRN), a new […]

17 October 2011
 October 17, 2011

Call Your Senators and Request Adequate Funding for Multifamily Housing Programs for FY 2012

On October 17 the US Senate will begin considering a joint appropriations bill that provides funding for the Agriculture and Transportation-HUD appropriations accounts for […]

14 October 2011
 October 14, 2011

HUD Notice H 2011-29-Implementation of Tenant Participation Requirements in accordance with 24 CFR 245 Subpart B and The Management Agent Handbook

HUD released Notice H 2011-29 “Implementation of Tenant Participation Requirements in accordance with 24 CFR 245 Subpart B and HUD Handbook 4381.5 REV-2 “The […]

11 October 2011
 October 11, 2011

Section 202 Congressional Call-In Day TODAY

NAHMA’s industry colleague, LeadingAge, is holding a call-in day today for affordable housing industry professionals to call their Congressional Representatives to let them know […]

6 October 2011
 October 6, 2011

HUD Notice H 2011-28-FY 2010 Annual Operating Cost Standards – Section 202 and Section 811

HUD posted Notice H 2011-28 “Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Operating Cost Standards – Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly and Section 811 Supportive […]

5 October 2011
 October 5, 2011

HUD Notices on EIV & You Brochure Use and FY 2010 and 2011 Policy for Capital Advance Authority Assignments for Section 202 and 811

HUD posted two notices of interest to affordable housing providers.  They are as follows:   HUD Notice H 2011-25 “Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) & […]

2 October 2011
 October 2, 2011

NAHMA Discussion Points: State of the Performance-Based Contract Administration Program

As HUD prepares to re-compete the PBCA contracts for the 42 contested states, NAHMA has sought clarification on several questions raised by our members. […]

2 October 2011
 October 2, 2011

Treasury/IRS LIHC Newsletter #46

The Treasury/IRS LIHC Newsletter no. 46 is now online.  A copy of the newsletter may be found here: http://www.nahma.org/member/Tax%20Credit/LIHC%20Newsletter%2046.pdf

2 October 2011
 October 2, 2011

Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2012

HUD published the “Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2012” in […]

23 September 2011
 September 23, 2011

Call Your Representatives and Request Adequate Funding for FY 2012 HUD Appropriations

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have released their proposals for funding HUD programs for FY 2012.  Although funding cuts in FY 2012 were […]

21 September 2011
 September 21, 2011

Promoting Partnerships to Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life

HUD published Notice PIH 2011-51, CPD 2011-09 “Promoting Partnerships to Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life.”   The Notice outlines […]

15 September 2011
 September 15, 2011

Reissued Revised Protocol for Placing a Flag in APPS When a Property Receives a Physical Inspection Score Below 60 but Above 30

HUD posted Notice 2011-24 “Reissuance of Revised Protocol for Placing a Flag in APPS When a Property Receives a Physical Inspection Score Below 60 […]

6 September 2011
 September 6, 2011

HUD Announcement of Awards for the FY 2009 Section 202 SuperNOFA

HUD announced the award recipients of the Section 202 FY 2009 SuperNOFA grants.  A copy of the notice is available here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-06/pdf/2011-22727.pdf

6 September 2011
 September 6, 2011

Underwriting Policies and Procedures for Commercial Space and Income in HUD-Insured Multifamily Projects

HUD posted Notice H 2011-23, “Underwriting Policies and Procedures for Commercial Space and Income in HUD-Insured Multifamily Projects.”    The notice provides instructions and […]

24 August 2011
 August 24, 2011

Plan for Retrospective Review of Regulatory Actions under E.O. 13563″ for all Executive Agencies

On August 23, the Obama Administration released its final “Plan for Retrospective Review of Regulatory Actions under E.O. 13563” for all Executive Agencies, including […]

23 August 2011
 August 23, 2011

Member Benefit: Free General Listing for NAHMA Maps on ApartmentSmart.com

MAHMA would like to remind you about the opportunity to receive a free general listing on NAHMA Maps (http://nahma.apartmentsmart.com) and ApartmentSmart.com as part of your […]

23 August 2011
 August 23, 2011

HUD FY 2010 NOFA for the Multifamily Energy Innovation Fund

HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) issued the FY 2010 NOFA for the Multifamily Energy Innovation Fund.  This fund provides a total of […]

22 August 2011
 August 22, 2011

HUD Notice H 2011-21 “Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System”

On August 17, HUD issued Notice H 2011-21 for EIV, which supersedes HUD Notices H 2008-03, H 2009-20, and H 2010-10.  A copy of […]

22 August 2011
 August 22, 2011

USDA-RHS FY 2011 NOFA for Section 515 Multifamily Preservation Revolving Loan Fund Pilot

USDA-RHS published “Notice of Funding Availability: Section 515 Multi-Family Housing Preservation Revolving Loan Fund (PRLF) Demonstration Program for Fiscal Year 2011” in the Federal […]

19 August 2011
 August 19, 2011

Guidelines on Bed Bug Control and Prevention in HUD Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing

HUD posted Notice H 2011-20 “Guidelines on Bed Bug Control and Prevention in HUD Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing.”   Bed bug infestations have […]

19 August 2011
 August 19, 2011

HUD PIH Notices on HCV Rent Reasonableness and PHA and Affiliate Transactions

On August 17, HUD PIH published two notices of interest to multifamily housing providers and services.  They are as follows:   HUD Notice PIH […]

19 August 2011
 August 19, 2011

Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2012

HUD published the “Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2012” (Docket […]

19 August 2011
 August 19, 2011

HUD Announcement of Funding Awards for Service Coordinators, Section 811 Supportive Housing, and Assisted Living Conversion Program

HUD published several announcements of FY 2009 funding awards for multifamily housing programs.  They are as follows:   Announcement of Funding Awards for the […]

17 August 2011
 August 17, 2011

HUD Notices for Updated Processing Guidance for Section 202 and 811 Programs

HUD published two Housing Notices that are of interest to Multifamily O/As.  They are as follows:   HUD Notice H 2011-17 “HUD Amendment to […]

11 August 2011
 August 11, 2011

Offical HUD Letter to PBCA Applicants Released

As an update to the status of the performance-based contract administration (PBCA) transition, attached is the notification letter HUD sent out to all applicants who […]

11 August 2011
 August 11, 2011

Update on the PBCA transition

NAHMA has just received an update from HUD on the status of the performance-based contract administrator (PBCA) transition process. Please be advised that some […]

8 August 2011
 August 8, 2011

Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates

HUD published a notice titled “Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates” (August 4, 2011, Docket No. FR-5493-N-02).  The […]

2 August 2011
 August 2, 2011

HUD Notice PIH 2011-44 Offering PHAs and HCV Property Owners Guidance on EPA and HUD’s Lead-Based Paint Rules

HUD posted Notice PIH 2011-44 (HA) “Guidance on EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule, and the […]

1 August 2011
 August 1, 2011

USDA-RD PR 450 Updating the Mutifamily Project Servicing Handbook and Tenant Certification and Unauthortized Assistance/Repayment Forms

USDA-RD sent out Procedural Notice 450 to notify O/As of RD multifamily housing programs of changes to the Multifamily Project Servicing Handbook and the […]

1 August 2011
 August 1, 2011

PBCA Transition Process Update

NAHMA participated on a call with industry colleagues and HUD staff to receive an update on the PBCA transition process. A number of PBCAs have […]

1 August 2011
 August 1, 2011

Multifamily EIV Users

We have been made aware that some tenants are not appearing in EIV and we are researching this issue to discover the cause.  In […]

29 July 2011
 July 29, 2011

Delegation of Authority for the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

HUD issued a notice in the Federal Register titled “Delegation of Authority for the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control” (July 29, […]

29 July 2011
 July 29, 2011

Implementation of OMB Guidance on Drug-Free Workplace Requirements

HUD issued a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the Department is moving its regulation implementing the government-wide common rule on […]

27 July 2011
 July 27, 2011

High Cost Areas and Base City High Cost Percentages

HUD  Notice H 2011-13  Annual Base City High Cost Percentage and High Cost Area Revisions for 2011, was released on July 22. Please see […]

27 July 2011
 July 27, 2011

LIHC Newsletter 45 and Revised Form 8823-June 2011

The LIHC Newsletter #45 is now online as well as a new revision of Form 8823 (June 2011).  Two significant changes were made to […]

27 July 2011
 July 27, 2011

Updates to the Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule

EPA finalized its Clearance Rule (PDF) (113 pp, 390K) amending the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. The Agency is not imposing additional […]

27 July 2011
 July 27, 2011

USDA-RD Administrative Notices and Unnumbered Letters for Rural Multifamily Housing

USDA-RD informed us of a number of new Administrative Notices and Unnumbered Letters clarifying and updating policies that impact rural multifamily housing.  Copies of […]

27 July 2011
 July 27, 2011

HUD Multifamily Housing Preservation Website

HUD launched a new page on its website dedicated to preserving affordable multifamily housing.  It may be accessed here: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/presrv/presmfh

18 July 2011
 July 18, 2011

Federal Register Notice “Consolidated Delegation of Authority”

HUD published a consolidated notice of delegation of authority from the Secretary and various HUD offices to the General Counsel.    Of interest to […]

18 July 2011
 July 18, 2011

HUD Multifamily Risk Mitigation Extended to July 31, 2012

HUD published Notice H 2011-12, which extends HUD Notice H 2010-11 “HUD Multifamily Risk Mitigation” through July 31, 2012.   Notice H 2010-11 revised […]

14 July 2011
 July 14, 2011

DRAFT HUD Form 9834- Management Reviews for Multifamily Housing Projects

In June, HUD released a Federal Register notice requesting comments on revisions made to a new draft HUD Form 9834-Management Review for Multifamily Housing […]

13 July 2011
 July 13, 2011

FY 2011 NOFA Section 515 New Construction or Purchase and Rehabilitation of Existing Rural Multi-Family Properties

USDA-RD published the “Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program for New Construction or Purchase and Rehabilitation of Existing Rural […]

13 July 2011
 July 13, 2011

FY 2011 HOME Income Limits and FY 2010 LEP Initiative Program NOFA

HUD has posted two notices of interest to affordable multifamily housing providers.  They are as follows:   FY 2011 HOME Income Limits-http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/programs/home/limits/income/2011/index.cfm   FY […]

11 July 2011
 July 11, 2011

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Multifamily Housing Programs for FY 2011

HUD posted “Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Multifamily Housing Programs, Health Care Facilities and Hospitals and Credit Subsidy Obligations for Fiscal […]

11 July 2011
 July 11, 2011

Final PBCA Transition Guidebook

The final PBCA Transition Guidebook for the PBCA rebid is now online and may be accessed here:  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=pbcatransitionguide.pdf

7 July 2011
 July 7, 2011

USDA-RHS FY 2011 NOFAs for Section 515 Multifamily Preservations and Revitalization Grants and Section 533 Preservation Grants

USDA-RHS posted the following FY 2011 NOFAs in the Federal Register:   “Notice of Funding Availability: Sections 514, 515 and 516 Multi-Family Housing Revitalization […]

5 July 2011
 July 5, 2011

PBCA Rebid-Information

NAHMA participated spoke with HUD Multifamily to discuss the PBCA awards process and the next steps for the transition period.  All the awardees should […]

1 July 2011
 July 1, 2011

Revisions to Handbook 4350.1, Chapter 6: Conducting Management Reviews

HUD posted Notice H 2011-11:  Revisions to Handbook 4350.1, Chapter 6: Conducting Management Reviews.  The revisions are effective immediately.   After reviewing staff and […]

30 June 2011
 June 30, 2011

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Fiscal Year 2011 HOPE VI Main Street Grants

HUD published “Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Fiscal Year 2011 HOPE VI Main Street Grants” (June 30, 2011, Docket No. FR-5500-N-18).    […]

30 June 2011
 June 30, 2011

Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program

USDA-RHS published “Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program” (June 30, 2011).    The notice outlines the process for providing voucher assistance to […]

28 June 2011
 June 28, 2011

Requirements for Documenting the Review and Setting of Rents for Commercial Space in HUD Properties at Appropriate Levels as Approved by HUD

HUD released Notice H 2011-10, “Requirements for Documenting the Review and Setting of Rents for Commercial Space in HUD Properties at Appropriate Levels as […]

16 June 2011
 June 16, 2011

LIHTC Regulatory Relief for Certain Damaged Missouri Properties

IRS Notice 2011-47 suspends certain requirements under section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code for certain low-income housing credit properties in the United States […]

15 June 2011
 June 15, 2011

May Unnumbered RD Letters for Multifamily Housing

USDA-Rural Development issued two unnumbered letters that affect the multifamily housing portfolio.  They are as follows:   Dynamic Servicing Strategies for the Multi-Family Housing […]

14 June 2011
 June 14, 2011

New HUD Notices on the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Over the last few weeks, HUD has posted a number of notices that impact the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  They are as follows:    […]

14 June 2011
 June 14, 2011

Comments Requested: DRAFT HUD Form 9834

HUD has released a Federal Register notice requesting comments on revisions made to a new draft HUD Form 9834-Management Review for Multifamily Housing Projects […]

13 June 2011
 June 13, 2011

HUD Announces New Green Refinance Plus Program

HUD announced a new refinancing program called Green Refinance Plus.  Green Refinance Plus is an enhancement of the Fannie Mae/FHA Risk-Share program, which provides […]

13 June 2011
 June 13, 2011

Cost- Savings Measures in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

HUD published Notice PIH 2011-28 detailing new cost-saving measures in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  The notice extends and revises Notice PIH 2009-44 […]

13 June 2011
 June 13, 2011

Secretary Donovan responds to the Washington Post

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an Op-Ed article, “The HOME Program I Know,” written by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. The Secretary defended HOME and […]

6 June 2011
 June 6, 2011

Free General Listing for NAHMA Maps on ApartmentSmart.com

MAHMA and NAHMA would like to remind you about the opportunity to receive a free general listing on NAHMA Maps (http://nahma.apartmentsmart.com) and ApartmentSmart.com as part […]

6 June 2011
 June 6, 2011

NAHMA’s Second Annual Vanguard Award Winners Announced

The second annual Vanguard Awards selected by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) recognizes newly developed or substantially rehabbed affordable multifamily housing communities. […]

6 June 2011
 June 6, 2011

NAHMAnalysis 2011-0603- FY 2012 Budget, Deficit and Debt Reduction Plans Update

NAHMA has put together a new NAHMAnalysis on the several FY 2012 budget proposals that have been discussed by Congress and the White House […]

2 June 2011
 June 2, 2011

Contact Your Senators and Have Them Sign on to the Kohl-Schumer 202 and 811 Support Letter

Please contact your Senators this week and urge them to sign on to Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) letter to […]

1 June 2011
 June 1, 2011

HUD Memo Reiterating Tax Credit Compliance Fees May Be Included in Section 8 Budget Based Rent Increase Request

HUD Multifamily Housing issued a memo to the Multifamily Hubs reiterating handbook policy that projects with LIHTCs may include tax credit compliance fees in […]

1 June 2011
 June 1, 2011

FY 2011 Income Limits

The FY 2011 HUD income limits have been published. They are available at: http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il/il11/index.html.   FY2011 Income Limits are the first to use American Community Survey […]

26 May 2011
 May 26, 2011

FY 2011 NOFA for Section 538 Guaranteed Loans

USDA published its FY 2011 NOFA for Section 538 Guaranteed Loans for rural housing.  A copy of the federal register notice may be found […]

23 May 2011
 May 23, 2011

Deadline Announced for 2011 Communities of Quality Awards Submissions

The submission deadline for entries to the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s (NAHMA) 2011 Communities of Quality Awards program is November 11, 2011. The […]

19 May 2011
 May 19, 2011

NAHMA Announces 2011 Affordable 100 Listings

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) today announced the release of the NAHMA Affordable 100, a list of the 100 largest affordable multifamily […]

19 May 2011
 May 19, 2011

Sharing Details on your Successful HOME Projects with NAHMA and Congress

As a follow up to NAHMA’s request for members to share details on the successful HOME projects with NAHMA and Congress (please see below), […]

18 May 2011
 May 18, 2011

Sharing Details on your Successful HOME Projects with NAHMA and Congress

A series of front-page articles run this week in The Washington Post reporting on alleged mismanagement of HUD’s HOME funds has raised alarms throughout […]

18 May 2011
 May 18, 2011

HUD’s Small Market FMR Demonstration Program

On April 20, HUD invited Public Housing Agencies to participate in a Small Area Fair Market Rents (FMR) demonstration program to test setting FMRs […]

17 May 2011
 May 17, 2011

Choice Neighborhoods Webcast

If you are interested in applying for HUD’s Choice Neighborhood grants, here is some information about HUD’s upcoming webcast:   Carol Galante, Deputy Assistant […]

17 May 2011
 May 17, 2011

Preservation Update From Multifamily DAS Carol Galante

HUD has put out a mid-FY 2011 update on the Department’s preservation efforts for multifamily housing.  A copy of it is available to read […]

11 May 2011
 May 11, 2011

New Memorandum From HUD Regarding Reasonable Accomodation and Medical Marijuana in Public and Assisted Housing

NAHMA has obtained an updated memorandum from HUD’s General Counsel regarding reasonable accommodation & medical marijuana in public and assisted housing dated January 20, […]

11 May 2011
 May 11, 2011

What’s New in the EIV System 9.2 Release

EIV System 9.2 was successfully released last week.  Below are the new functionalities that have been added to Multifamily EIV.   Any questions related […]

10 May 2011
 May 10, 2011

HUD’s FY 2011 Annual Adjustment Factors for Section 8 Housing

HUD published the “Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Renewal Funding Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2011” in the Federal Register.   A copy of […]

3 May 2011
 May 3, 2011

HUD’s Final Multifamily Rental Project Closing Documents

HUD has completed updating of the multifamily rental project closing documents.  The final versions of the documents are available here: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/mfhclosingdocuments   The official […]

2 May 2011
 May 2, 2011

HUD Multifamily Rental Projects: Regulatory Revisions

HUD published it’s final rule for “HUD Multifamily Rental Projects: Regulatory Revisions” (May 2, 2011, Docket No. FR-5393-F-02) in the Federal Register.   A […]

2 May 2011
 May 2, 2011

2012 QAP and 2011 HDGF Guidelines Are Now Online!

The 2012 Qualified Allocation Plan and 2011 Housing Development Gap Financing Guidelines  have been now posted on OHFA’s website.    The public comment period […]

21 April 2011
 April 21, 2011

2011 Owner Agent Update Material

Thank you to all of those who attended the 2011 Owner Agent Update in Indianapolis on April 18 & 19.  The materials are available […]

20 April 2011
 April 20, 2011

FY 2011 Full Year Continuing Resolution for Affordable Housing Programs

President Obama signed H.R. 1473, the 2011 Full Department of Defense and Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, into law.  The act is a full […]

8 April 2011
 April 8, 2011

What to Expect if the Governement Shuts Down

E-NAHMAnalysis 2011- 0407:  Impact of a Federal Government Shutdown on HUD programs. A benefit provided exclusively to NAHMA members.   Effective Date: The Federal […]

31 March 2011
 March 31, 2011

HUD REAC FASS-MF Financial Statement Submissions Extended 30 Days

HUD’s Office of Asset Management has approved a blanket 30-day extension for the FASS-MF multifamily owner’s financial statement submissions with fiscal years ending 12/31/10, […]

29 March 2011
 March 29, 2011

Compliance – Renovation, Repair & Painting; Beyond Training & Certification

Attached is an article outlining the compliance and record keeping aspects of the EPA and HUD lead laws. 

25 March 2011
 March 25, 2011

Rural Housing Procedural Notice 447

USDA-RHS released Procedural Notice 447.  The notice does include a few minor revisions to the Multi-Family Project Borrower’s/Management Agent’s Management Certification form.    A […]

22 March 2011
 March 22, 2011

Comment Opportunity to Identify Outdated, Ineffective or Excessively Burdensome HUD Rules

HUD published a notice in today’s Federal Register entitled, “Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under E.O.13563.” The notice invites public comments to identify outdated, […]

17 March 2011
 March 17, 2011

Vesta Corporation 30th Year Anniversary

Weatogue, CT. – Thirty years ago, friends Steve Erie and Arthur Greenblatt combined their expertise in affordable housing finance and corporate management to form […]

17 March 2011
 March 17, 2011

2011 Housing Credit Program Awards

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) has completed the competitive evaluation of applications submitted for the 2011 Housing Credit Program.  OHFA will utilize available […]

16 March 2011
 March 16, 2011

HUD’s FY 2011 Annual Adjustment Factors

HUD has published its “Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs), Fiscal Year 2011” (March 16, 2011, Docket No. FR-5489-N-01) […]

16 March 2011
 March 16, 2011

REAC New Training Videos

As part REAC’s new charge for improved customer service, and to facilitate communication with our clients throughout the United States, they are providing these […]

14 March 2011
 March 14, 2011

HUD Notices That Assist With Affordable Housing Preservation

During NAHMA’s Winter 2011 Meeting, HUD staff kindly reminded NAHMA members of several notices released by the Office of Housing in the last few […]

11 March 2011
 March 11, 2011

USDA-RHS Administrative Notices, Unnumbered Letters, and Policy Updates

USDA-RHS has released a number administrative notices (AN), unnumbered letters (UL), and other notices that impact rural multifamily housing.  They are as follows:   […]

10 March 2011
 March 10, 2011

HUDCLIPS Form HUD-9887 – 9887-A

A revised Form HUD-9887 – 9887-A has been posted to HUDCLIPS.  The revision updates the OMB expiration date to 6/30/2012.  As a reminder, no […]

10 March 2011
 March 10, 2011

REAC Informational Videos

HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has posted a number of videos on YouTube to help inspectors, owners, and agents navigate the REAC process. […]

10 March 2011
 March 10, 2011

Request for Comments on Trend Factor Methodology Used in the Calculation of Fair Market Rents

HUD published the following Federal Register Notice “Request for Comments on Trend Factor Methodology Used in the Calculation of Fair Market Rents” (Docket No. […]

9 March 2011
 March 9, 2011

FY 2010 Section 202 NOFA

HUD posted the FY 2010 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 202 program.  The program has $371 million to distribute for new […]

4 March 2011
 March 4, 2011

Contact Your Representatives And Request Full Funding For Multifamily Housing Programs

Congress has passed a two-week extension to the FY 2011 continuing resolution (CR).  The CR contains funding to allow all government agencies and programs […]

3 March 2011
 March 3, 2011

Invitation for PBCA bids

HUD has posted the invitation to bid on Performance Based Contract Administration (PBCA) contracts for project-based Section 8 on its website. The application period […]

3 March 2011
 March 3, 2011

Policy Clarification Regarding Pension Plan Expenses Charged to the Project Operating Account

HUD issued Notice H 2011-08 “Policy Clarification Regarding Pension Plan Expenses Charged to the Project Operating Account.”  The notice amends the HUD Housing Handbook […]

3 March 2011
 March 3, 2011

Comment Opportunity to Identify Outdated, Ineffective or Excessively Burdensome HUD Rules

HUD published a notice in today’s Federal Register entitled, “Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under E.O.13563.” The notice invites public comments to identify outdated, […]

3 March 2011
 March 3, 2011

Options for Annual EIV Security Training

EIV system users and O/A staff who do not have access to the EIV system but who use EIV reports to perform their job […]

25 February 2011
 February 25, 2011

Comments on the Draft PBCA Transition Guidebook

HUD has made the Draft Copy of the PBCA Working Group Transition Guidebook available on its website. There is a 30-day comment period which […]

24 February 2011
 February 24, 2011

HUD Notice “Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs” for 2011

HUD published a Notice on the “Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs” (February 23, 2011, Docket No. FR-5388-N-02) for […]

22 February 2011
 February 22, 2011

HUD Notice H 2011-06 Extending Section 223(f) Waiver Authority

HUD published Notice H 2011-06 “Revision of Housing Notice H 10-19, Extension of Temporary Authority for Multifamily Hubs to Process Waiver Requests Pertaining to […]

17 February 2011
 February 17, 2011

New USDA-Rural Development Unnumbered Letters for Multifamily RHS Programs

USDA-Rural Development has posted several unnumbered letters regarding policy and guidance for multifamily housing programs.  They are as follows:   “Servicing Section 515 Loans […]

15 February 2011
 February 15, 2011

HUD Notices H 2011-04 & H 2011-05

HUD issued two notices of note for multifamily property owners and managers: Notice H 2011-04, “Elimination of Hub and National Loan Committee Reviews for […]

15 February 2011
 February 15, 2011

Cleveland Industry Symposium 02/23/2011

We want to provide information for the Industry Symposium hosted by the Cleveland Program Center on February 23, 2011. Attached are the agenda and […]

15 February 2011
 February 15, 2011

Contact Your Representatives And Request Full Funding For Multifamily Housing Programs

The House Appropriations Committee introduced H.R. 1, the FY 2011 Full Year Continuing Resolution Act.  Although the act provides full funding for project-based Section […]

7 February 2011
 February 7, 2011

Comments for HUD’s Assessment of the LIHTC Program After 15 Years

HUD is preparing an assessment of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program after 15 years of operation. HUD wants to assess whether […]

7 February 2011
 February 7, 2011

HUD Notice H 2011-03 “Policies and Procedures for the Conversion of Efficiency Units to One-Bedroom”

HUD released Notice H 2011-03, “Policies and Procedures for the Conversion of Efficiency Units to One-Bedroom Units.”  The notice details HUD’s policies for converting […]

7 February 2011
 February 7, 2011

FY 2010 NOFA For Multifamily Housing Service Coordinators

The Federal Register published HUD’s FY 2010 NOFA for Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing.  A copy of the NOFA may be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-01/pdf/2011-2169.pdf

24 January 2011
 January 24, 2011

MAHMA Recognized with 2010 Innovation Award

MAHMA is proud to announce that we have received the NAHMA Innovation Award.  The award is given to the organization that is recognized for innovative approaches […]

24 January 2011
 January 24, 2011

NAHMA Announces 2010 Industry Award Winners

MAHMA would like to congratulate Past President Allan B. Pintner on winning thie NAHMA Industry Statesman Award.   The National Affordable Housing Management Association […]

24 January 2011
 January 24, 2011

NAHMA Announces 2010 Communities of Quality Award Winners

MAHMA would like to congratulate National COQ Award Winners:   Outstanding Turnaround of a Troubled Property: Paragon Management Inc., for Delaware Manor, Grand Rapids, […]

21 January 2011
 January 21, 2011

USDA-RD Unnumbered Letter “Multi-Family Housing Servicing Goals”

On January 7, 2011, USDA-Rural Development posted an unnumbered letter detailing their final report for the Multi-Family Housing (MFH) Servicing Goals for Fiscal Year […]

28 December 2010
 December 28, 2010

USDA-RHS Multifamily Rural Housing Program’s 2011 Telephone and Web Conferences

USDA-RHS will be offering a series of quarterly telephone and web conferences to discuss Multifamily Rural Housing in 2011.  These sessions will be held […]

10 December 2010
 December 10, 2010

NOFA for FY 2010 Emergency Capital Repair Grants for Multifamily Housing Projects Designated for Occupancy by the Elderly

HUD published its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for FY 2010 Emergency Capital Repair Grants for Multifamily Housing Projects Designated for Occupancy by the […]

10 December 2010
 December 10, 2010

Page Change Made to HUD’s Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook, Includes Appendix 9-6b

HUD issued a transmittal letter detailing a page change made to the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook (dated 1/15/08).  The change corrects an error […]

9 December 2010
 December 9, 2010

E-NAHMAnalysis-HR 3082 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011

Yesterday, the House passed legislation [H.R. 3082, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2011] that would freeze FY 2011 discretionary appropriations at the […]

7 December 2010
 December 7, 2010

Revised Chapter 14 of Handbook 4350.1

On Nov. 30, HUD released a revised Chapter 14 of the 4350.1 Asset Management Handbook. Chapter 14 deals with Partial Payment of Claims. HUD […]

6 December 2010
 December 6, 2010

HUD M2M R4R and IPM Reconsideration for FY 2006-2009 and Sample Letter to Owners on the Reconsideration

HUD has informed NAHMA that eligible owners of Mark to Market properties that have been denied an incentive performance fee (IPF) for FY 2006 through […]

2 December 2010
 December 2, 2010

DUNS Number & CCR To Be Required for Project-Based Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811 Owners

Some HUD field offices have been sending notices to project-based Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811 owners informing them they will be required […]

23 November 2010
 November 23, 2010

HUD’s Proposed Rule for FHA Multifamily Housing Closing Documents

HUD has posted their proposed rule to amend certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulations to update the multifamily housing FHA closing documents to reflect […]

16 November 2010
 November 16, 2010

Contact Your Senators in Support of Affordable Housing Provisions in S. 3793

During the next few weeks, the Senate is expected to consider the tax extenders legislation S. 3793, the Job Creation and Tax Cuts Act […]

9 November 2010
 November 9, 2010

FY 2011 NOFA for RHS Section 515 Multifamily Preservation Demonstration Program

USDA-Rural Housing Service has published its FY 2011 NOFA for the Section 515 Multifamily Preservation Demonstration Program.  It can be accessed by clicking here: […]

9 November 2010
 November 9, 2010

FY 2011 OCAFs Released

HUD has released the FY 2011 OCAFS, which are effective February 11, 2011. Nationwide, the average OCAF for FY 2011 is 1.7 percent.   […]

1 November 2010
 November 1, 2010

HUD’s Housing Trust Fund Proposed Rule

HUD published a proposed rule for the Housing Trust Fund last Friday, October 29, in the Federal Register.  The proposed rule contains the regulations […]

29 October 2010
 October 29, 2010

IRS Notice 2010-74: 2010 LIHTC National Pool

IRS/Treasury has posted Notice 2010-74, regarding the 2010 National Pool.  The notice states that there is no unused housing credit carryover amount to be […]

7 October 2010
 October 7, 2010

HUD’s 2011 Qualified Census Tracts and Difficult Development Areas

HUD has published its 2011 Qualified Census Tracts (QCT) and Difficult Development Areas (DDA).  They can be accessed by clicking here: http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/qct.html

6 October 2010
 October 6, 2010

TRACS Industry Group Meeting Cancellation Notice

The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs regrets to inform you that the next TRACS Industry Group Meeting scheduled for October 27, 2010 and October  […]

6 October 2010
 October 6, 2010

REAC Inspector Notice: Bedbugs

REAC Inspector Notice No. 2010-01 instructs inspectors about procedures for collecting data on bed-bug infestations. Effective September 13, 2010, all REAC inspectors will be […]

6 October 2010
 October 6, 2010

Guidelines for Assumption, Subordination or Assisgnment of M2M Loans

Notice H 10-22, “Guidelines for Assumption, Subordination, or Assignment of Mark-to-Market (M2M) Program Loans in Transfer of Physical Assets (TPA) and Refinance Transactions” was […]

6 October 2010
 October 6, 2010

Final FY 11 FMRs

On October 4, 2010 HUD published the Final Fair Market Rents for Fiscal Year 2011 in the Federal Register. The FMRs took effect on […]

29 September 2010
 September 29, 2010

Republication of DDA for LIHTCs

HUD has published the LIHTC Difficult Development Areas (DDA) and Qualified Census Tracts (QCT) for 2011. Because key information was left out of HUD’s […]

29 September 2010
 September 29, 2010

HUD’s Proposed Changes to the Section 202 & 811 Programs

HUD has posted a draft Notice on “Updated Guidance for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly and Section 811 Supportive Housing for […]

29 September 2010
 September 29, 2010

EIV System Fixes and Enhancements

The most current release of HUD’s Enterprise Income Verification system will be ready for use on September 27, 2010.   This release will cure […]

29 September 2010
 September 29, 2010

HUD Notice H10-21 Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policy Implementation

HUD issued Notice H10-21 “Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policy Implementation.” The Notice encourages owners and management agents to implement smoke-free housing policies in some or […]

17 September 2010
 September 17, 2010

Smoke Free Housing Policy

The attached Notice H 2010-21, published on 09/15/2010, addresses implementing a Smoke Free Housing Policy.

31 August 2010
 August 31, 2010

Summary of Draft Changes to HUD’s Section 8 Renewal Guide

HUD has posted their draft changes to the Section 8 Renewal Guide online. A summary of the substantial number of changes to the guide […]

31 August 2010
 August 31, 2010

HUD Request for Comments on Proposed Changes to Projects Eligible for Mark-to-Market Restructuring

HUD has released proposed changes to the projects eligible for Mark-to-Market restructuring under MAHRA regarding when eligibility is determined through existing regulations.  The proposed […]

26 August 2010
 August 26, 2010

Revised HUD Procedures for Requesting REAC inspections

HUD issued Notice H 2010-17, “Revised Procedures for Requesting Inspections from the Real Estate Assessment Center,” on August 23, 2010. The notice expands on […]

26 August 2010
 August 26, 2010

HUD Final Rule: Prohibition of the Escrowing of Tax Credit Equity

HUD’s Final Rule, “Prohibition of the Escrowing of Tax Credit Equity,” conforms FHA’s multifamily mortgage insurance regulations (24 CFR 200.54) to section 2834(c) of […]

12 August 2010
 August 12, 2010

HUD Notice H 2010-14

HUD has released HUD Notice H 2010-14 on “Policy and Procedure for Prepayment and Refinancing of Section 202 Projects Funded prior to 1975” (July […]

10 August 2010
 August 10, 2010

Housing Preservation and Tenant Protection Act

A NAHMAnalysis of H.R. 4868, the House Preservation and Tenant Protection Act, is now online.  It summarizes the legislation and the changes made to […]

10 August 2010
 August 10, 2010

HUD Memo on 20 Year Section 8 Contracts to Field Offices

Last month, HUD issues a memorandum, titled “20-Year Section 8 Contracts,” encouraging field offices to renew Section 8 contracts for the longest possible term.  […]

26 July 2010
 July 26, 2010

Advance Notice that New Section 8 Renewal Guide Page Changes are Posted for Public Comment

The draft page changes to the Section 8 Renewal Guide have been posted for comment on the HUD Website at http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/mfhsec8.cfm and will remain […]

16 July 2010
 July 16, 2010

Shifting of Compliance, Disposition & Enforcement Authority to Multifamily HUB Directors

Attached is HUD Notice H 2010-12, a memo that details the delegation of authority to approve certain Compliance, Disposition andEnforcement (CDE) plans to multifamily […]

15 July 2010
 July 15, 2010

HUD Big Buy Reimbursement Program Eligibility

In 2000, HUD created the Big Buy Reimbursement Program to reimburse eligible properties for some or all of the cost of obtaining a lead […]

13 July 2010
 July 13, 2010

HUD Handbook 4350.1, REV-1, Chapter 6, CHG-2

HUD has issued a revised Chapter 6 of the 4350.1 Asset Management handbook. The new Chapter is effective August 1. It is posted to […]

8 July 2010
 July 8, 2010

Changes to FHA Multifamily Mortgage Underwriting

HUD has issued Notice H 2010-11, HUD Multifamily Risk Mitigation. According to HUD, “The notice revises underwriting standards, policies and procedures for mortgage insurance […]

6 July 2010
 July 6, 2010

EIV Notice Posted to HUDCLIPS

Housing Notice H10-10, Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System, has been signed and posted to HUDCLIPS and is located here.  This Notice revises Housing’s previous […]

30 June 2010
 June 30, 2010

MAHMA Trustee Named President of Gorsuch Management

MAHMA Member, Fairfield Homes Inc. recently named two new presidents for its construction and property management divisions. Jennifer Gorsuch Walters was named president of the […]

29 June 2010
 June 29, 2010

PBCA Revised ACC Comment Opportunity

 HUD has released a revised ACC contract for performance based contract administration.  Comments are due to HUD on July 12, 2010.   For your convenience, […]

8 June 2010
 June 8, 2010

Use of EIV Must be Resumed by Multifamily Users

Please be advised that Multifamily Program users must resume use of EIV in its entirety effective immediately.  All Income Summary Reports are available to […]

8 June 2010
 June 8, 2010

NAHMA Announces First Vanguard Award Winners

Congratulations to MAHMA members CSI Support & Development Services and National Church Residences! The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is pleased to announce […]

4 June 2010
 June 4, 2010

New Chapter 9 of HUD Handbook 4350.1

HUD has released a revised Chapter 9 for the 4350.1 Multifamily Asset Management and Project Servicing Handbook. According to HUD,   “This change to […]

26 May 2010
 May 26, 2010

EIV Link Activated for Multifamily Users

Please be advised that the link to the EIV system has been activated for Multifamily users.  We have been told there are several data […]

17 May 2010
 May 17, 2010

FY2010 Income Limits Released

HUD has released its FY2010 Median Family Income estimates and FY2010 Income Limits.   New for FY2010, HUD has removed its “Hold-Harmless” provisions used […]

13 May 2010
 May 13, 2010

Allocation Pool Amounts for the 2010 OHFA Housing Credit Program

The 2010 Ohio Housing Finance Agency QAP included a provision that up to $8.5 million of the 2010 annual credit allocation be reserved for […]

13 May 2010
 May 13, 2010

HUD Study on Post Year 15 LIHTC housing

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research has commissioned a study about what happened to LIHTC properties after the first 15 years, when the […]

13 May 2010
 May 13, 2010

HUD Revisions to Rent Reasonableness Requirements in the HCV Program

HUD has issued Notice PIH 2010- 18 (HA), which revises and supersedes certain guidance put forth in HUD Notice PIH 2009-51, regarding rent reasonableness […]

11 May 2010
 May 11, 2010

2010 Affordable 100 Listing Now Available

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) has announced the release of the NAHMA 2010 Affordable 100, a list of the 100 largest affordable multifamily […]

27 April 2010
 April 27, 2010

HUD’s Amendments to “Steps for Submitting a Technical Review” for REAC, Effective May 1, 2010

HUD has made a number of amendments to “Steps for Submitting a Technical Review” for REAC, which will become effective May 1, 2010. The […]

26 April 2010
 April 26, 2010

OHFA Board Approves $22M for Affordable Housing Opportunities in the State

OHFA’s Board approved over $9.3 million of Tax Credit Exchange (TCE) and Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) dollars created in the American Recovery and […]

22 April 2010
 April 22, 2010

EIV System Unavailable Until April 26, 2010

We have been advised by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) that the EIV system will be unavailable until April 26, 2010.  REAC continues […]

15 April 2010
 April 15, 2010

HUD Notice H 10-08 Regarding Implementation Instructions for the Mandatory Use of EIV

HUD released a notice (H 10-08) on the implementation of the final “Refinement of Income and Rent Determination” rule from December 29, 2009.  A […]

5 April 2010
 April 5, 2010

Impact of EIV Release 9.1: Batch Income and Verification Reports will be Temporarily Unavailable

Due to the deployment of EIV Release 9.1 over the weekend of April 16, 2010, the summarization job that usually runs over the weekend […]

24 March 2010
 March 24, 2010

Important Information for SAVE Users

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has streamlined the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database.  Beginning on May 1, 2010, you must have […]

18 March 2010
 March 18, 2010

Tax Credit Updates From NCSHA

Sanchez Introduces Credit Exchange Extension and Expansion Bill On February 24, House Ways and Means Committee member Linda Sanchez (D-CA) introduced the Low-Income Housing […]

17 March 2010
 March 17, 2010

Update on LIHTC Cash Exchange From IRS

IRS Notice 2010-18 assists State Housing Credit Agencies in determining how to reduce the low-income housing tax credit ceiling under § 42(h)(3) of the […]

17 March 2010
 March 17, 2010

New Lead-Based Paint Regulations for Pre-1978 Properties

As of April 22, 2010, owners of market-rate properties built before 1978 will have to comply with EPA lead safety regulations that govern common […]

12 March 2010
 March 12, 2010

DOE Final Rule on Multifamily Weatherization Released

Below you will find updates regarding HWAP and the Department of Energy HWAP final Rule.  Please download the complete DOE Final Rule, multifamily lists […]

3 March 2010
 March 3, 2010

HUD Releases Details about LIHTC Tenant Data Collection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will use a system similar to, and based […]

3 March 2010
 March 3, 2010

HUD Informational Notice Update: 3-Day Rule for Disbursement of TCAP Funds

It has come to HUD’s attention that a TCAP grantee requested that its HUD Field Office waive Section IV, Paragraph D of CPD Notice […]

24 February 2010
 February 24, 2010

Support the LIHTC A.C.T.I.O.N. Proposals in the Senate Jobs Bill

NAHMA is a member of A.C.T.I.O.N. (A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods), a group working to ensuring that families have access to affordable housing.  […]

22 February 2010
 February 22, 2010

MAHMA Receives Grant To Launch Scholarship Fund

     The Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA) has received $15,000 from Assisted Housing Services Corporation to establish education scholarships for residents of MAHMA […]

18 February 2010
 February 18, 2010

2010 Multifamily Mortgage Loan Limits

HUD published the 2010 Multifamily Mortgage Loan Limits, which are adjusted for inflation.  Please see Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily […]

18 February 2010
 February 18, 2010

2010 Annual Adjustment Factors

HUD has published the 2010 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) at www.huduser.org. The AAFs were effective February 10, 2010.  For specific information, please see: •·         […]

18 February 2010
 February 18, 2010

2010-0216-FY 2011 Budget Request for Affordable Rental Housing Programs

The NAHMAnalysis on the FY 2011 Budget Request for Affordable Rental Housing Programs is now online.  It can be accessed by clicking here: http://www.nahma.org/member/NAHMAAnalysis/NAHMAnalysis%20FY%202011%20Budget%20Request%202010-0216.pdf […]

16 February 2010
 February 16, 2010

OHFA 2011 Qualified Allocation Plan First Draft Now Posted Online

The first draft of the 2011 Qualified Allocation Plan is now available on OHFA’s website for review and public comment. The comment period will end […]

8 February 2010
 February 8, 2010

MSHDA 2010 Rolling Allocation Applicant Update

The list of applications submitted in the 2010 Rolling Allocation round has been updated on the MSHDA web site:   http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-5587_5601-222103–,00.html

29 January 2010
 January 29, 2010

MSHDA Federal Exchange Program Update

The attached memo outlines the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s plans surrounding the anticipated extension of the federal tax credit exchange program.  Please watch for […]

26 January 2010
 January 26, 2010

EIV Live Q&A Moved to February 25th

The EIV Live Q&A Webcast that was scheduled for Wednesday February 3, 2010 has been changed to Thursday February 25th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM […]

26 January 2010
 January 26, 2010

HUD Industry Updates

HUD’s FY 2009 Annual Operating Cost Standards – Section 202 & 811 In Januray, HUD issued Notice H10-03, “Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Operating Cost […]

26 January 2010
 January 26, 2010

Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons

Update from NAHMA: Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) published its final rule for the “Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons” (Docket No. EEWAP0515). […]

21 January 2010
 January 21, 2010

OHFA Board Approves More Than $53M for Property Restoration & Neighborhood Regeneration

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved over $49 million of Tax Credit Exchange (TCE) and Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) dollars created […]

13 January 2010
 January 13, 2010

EIV & You Brochure Notice Issued

Notice, H 2010-02, Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) & You Brochure – Requirements for Distribution and Use, was issued on January 11, 2010.  This Notice […]

13 January 2010
 January 13, 2010

HUD January Online Updates

Housing Trust Fund; Allocation Formula; Proposed Rule   Last month, HUD introduced a proposed rule for the formula for distributing the Housing Trust Fund […]

11 January 2010
 January 11, 2010

EIV Mandatory January 31, 2010

Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System Becomes Mandatory January 31, 2010 Over 5,000 Contracts Still Don’t Have EIV Access! Coordinators – Submit […]

7 January 2010
5 January 2010
 January 5, 2010

Final Rent & Income Determination Rule

On December 29, 2009, HUD released the final rule, “Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Implementation of […]

28 December 2009
 December 28, 2009

REAC Scores for HUD Multifamily Assisted Properties Available Through HUD USER Website

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to promote transparency and openness, HUD recently added the overall REAC Physical Inspection Scores to the HUD […]

17 December 2009
 December 17, 2009

2010 Housing Investment Fund Notice of Funding Availability

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Housing Investment Fund, an innovative funding program for […]

16 December 2009
 December 16, 2009

Refinement of Income Proposed Rule

Below is a summary of the Proposed Amendments to the Final Rule for Refinement of Income and Rent Determination published 10/15/09. See the below […]

16 December 2009
 December 16, 2009

HUD Notice for FY 09 Section 202 and 811 applications

HUD NOTICE H 09-19, “Fiscal Year 2009 Policy for Capital Advance Authority Assignments, Instructions and Program Requirements for the Section 202 and Section 811 […]

16 December 2009
 December 16, 2009

EIV System Update

Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System Will Soon Be Mandatory!   GET EIV ACCESS NOW (Don’t Wait for a MOR Finding)   […]

24 November 2009
 November 24, 2009

EIV Use To Be Mandatory Soon

Use of the EIV system for Multifamily Housing Program users will become mandatory on January 31, 2010, the effective date of the “Refinement of […]

24 November 2009
 November 24, 2009

Updated & Translated Resident Rights and Responsibilities Brochure for Owners & Managers

HUD has updated its “Resident Rights and Responsibilities” brochure, which must be provided to all heads of household at lease renewal or income recertification. […]

24 November 2009
 November 24, 2009

HUD Notice on Elevator Equipment Rooms REAC Inspection Requirements

Please see HUD’s notice on “Property Requirements for the Inspection of Elevator Equipment Rooms.”  The new policy is effective January 4, 2010.    Under the […]

24 November 2009
 November 24, 2009

2010 OCAF Announcement

The Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAF) for 2010 were published in the November 12, 2009 Federal Register. These factors are used for adjusting or […]

12 November 2009
 November 12, 2009

2010 Operating Cost Adjustment Factor

HUD has released the 2010 operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under section 524 of the Multifamily Assisted […]

11 November 2009
 November 11, 2009

Federal Stimulus Funding Breathes New Life Into Ohio Affordable Housing Initiatives

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency announced that funding made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will support the creation of over […]

28 October 2009
 October 28, 2009

Call Your Congressional Representative and Support the LIHTC Five-Year Carry-Back

NAHMA is a member of A.C.T.I.O.N. (A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods), a group working to ensuring that families have access to affordable housing.  […]

26 October 2009
 October 26, 2009

Administration Announces New HFA Initiative to Support Multifamily Unit Development

HUD, Treasury, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) have announced a new initiative for state and local housing finance agencies (HFAs) that will […]

26 October 2009
 October 26, 2009

Recovery Act Reporting – Forwarded Notice from HUD

FederalReporting.gov is now closed to reporting.  If you made a “good faith” effort at reporting but were ultimately unsuccessful in submitting a report, due […]

21 October 2009
 October 21, 2009

2010 OHFA QAP

OHFA has made the 2010 Housing Credit Qualified Allocation Plan available on their website.  The 2010 QAP can be viewed by clicking on the […]

15 October 2009
 October 15, 2009

LIHTC Action Alert

Contact your member of Congress to urge support of Consensus Low Income Housing Tax Credit Proposals.  Congressional contact information can be found below the […]

15 October 2009
 October 15, 2009

Published – Refinement of Income Proposed Rule and Correction to Listserv #182

Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Implementation of Enterprise Income Verification – Proposed Amendments, Proposed Rule A […]

14 October 2009
 October 14, 2009

HUD Proposes FHA Tax Credit Rule

HUD published a proposed rule, “Prohibition of the Escrowing of Tax Credit Equity” to conform its FHA multifamily mortgage insurance regulations to a provision […]

8 October 2009
 October 8, 2009

HUD Released FY 10 FMR’s

HUD has issued the final FY 10 Fair Market Rents (FMRs). They were effective on October 1, 2009.  More more information, please see: Final […]

8 October 2009
 October 8, 2009

HUD Released VAWA Forms, DDAs and QCTs

HUD’s NOTICE: H 09-15 transmits two important forms related to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The first of these is the Certification of […]

28 September 2009
 September 28, 2009

HUD ARRA Reporting Requirements Job Calculation Guidance

HUD has released its guidance (based on OMB M-09-21, a Memorandum on “Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the […]

28 September 2009
 September 28, 2009

FY 10 Multifamily MIPs

HUD has released the FY multifamily mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) for FHA’s multifamily mortgage insurance programs, health care facilities; and hospital insurance programs that […]

28 September 2009
 September 28, 2009

PBCA Offers Financial Aid to Students Living in Affordable Housing

Georgia HAP Administrators, Inc. (GHA) is offering financial aid to full-time students entering college in the spring of 2010.  This is a brand new […]

23 September 2009
 September 23, 2009

HUD’s EIV Rules of Behavior for People Who Do Not Have Access to EIV but Who Use EIV for Certification

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing has developed a new Rules of Behavior for Use of Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Information (for Individuals without Access […]

18 September 2009
 September 18, 2009

MSHDA LIHTC 2010 Funding Round Notice

The funding round notice for 2010 Low Income Housing Tax Credit has been posted to the “2010 Funding Round Information” page of the MSHDA […]

18 September 2009
 September 18, 2009

Supplemental Information to Application

New Requirement for Owners and Management Agents   Housing Notice H 2009-13, Supplemental Information to Application for Assistance Regarding Identification of Family Member, Friend or Other […]

15 September 2009
 September 15, 2009

Multifamily Housing EIV 9.0 Release Summary

The Multifamily EIV system summary below that was included in Listserv #177 has been updated to indicate that the Security Awareness Testing Module is […]

11 September 2009
 September 11, 2009

Applicant/Tenant Disclosure of Social Security Number

The effective date of the Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs, Final Rule has been delayed to […]

10 September 2009
 September 10, 2009

FY 09 NOFAs for 202, 811, ALCP, Service Coordinators

HUD has released the FY 2009 Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for:   •         The Section 202 Program: http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/nofa09/grpsec202e.cfm; •         The Section 811 […]

2 September 2009
 September 2, 2009

RD Management Fees and 3560 changes

On August 7, 2009, RD issued Public Notice 431, which included changes to the 3560 handbook and the management fee schedule for FY 2010. […]

28 August 2009
 August 28, 2009

Delayed – Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements, Final Rule

Effective Date Delayed to January 31, 2010   Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs, Final Rule   […]

19 August 2009
 August 19, 2009

Guidance on Social Security’s One-Time Economic Recovery Payment

Notice H 09-07, Fiscal Year 2009 Social Security’s One-Time Economic Recovery Payments Excluded from Income was issued July 27, 2009.  This notice provides for […]

19 August 2009
 August 19, 2009

EIV & You Brochure

Good News!  The links below will direct you to the new EIV & You brochure.  This brochure explains to tenants what information is available […]

3 August 2009
 August 3, 2009

Delayed Implementation Ch.6 of 4350.1

HUD is delaying implementation of Chapter 6 of the 4350.1 Handbook until September 29, 2009. HUD is also inviting “detailed comments” on Chapter 6 […]

3 August 2009
 August 3, 2009

Rules Compliance Deadline Delayed to November 1, 2009 by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has delayed by three more months the compliance deadline for its Red Flag (identity theft prevention) rules. The new […]

3 August 2009
 August 3, 2009

EIV Q & A’S From December Training Revised

The Q&As from the Multifamily EIV training on December 16 and 17, 2008 have been revised and re-posted to the Multifamily EIV website at:  […]

3 August 2009
 August 3, 2009

FMRs for 2010 to be Published

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday, July 31, 2009 that proposed fiscal year 2010 fair market rents (FMRs) […]

3 August 2009
 August 3, 2009

Barbara Sard Appointed Senior Advisor for Rental Assistance

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan has named Barbara Sard his Senior Advisor for Rental Assistance A leading expert on […]

3 August 2009
 August 3, 2009

House Passes FY 2010 T-HUD Appropriations

The House approved the fiscal year 2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill (H.R. 3228) by a vote of 256-168 on July 23. […]

3 August 2009
 August 3, 2009

HUD Issues Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs

On June 23, 2009, HUD issued Change 3 to Handbook 4350.3 Rev-1, Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs. The tax credit program relies upon […]

15 July 2009
 July 15, 2009

Feedback Sought on Methodology to Evaluate the Capacity of Management Companies

OHFA is establishing a methodology to evaluate the capacity of management companies as part of the 2010 QAP development. The Agency has created a set of values […]

15 July 2009
 July 15, 2009

OHFA ARRA Fee Announcement

Due to recent guidance released by the Internal Revenue Service regarding the Tax Credit Exchange (TCE) program, OHFA will not charge application, underwriting, or […]

15 July 2009
 July 15, 2009

Section 1602 FAQ’s

The “Section 1602: Grants to States for Low-Income Housing Projects in Lieu of Low-Income Housing Credits for 2009” Frequently Asked Questions are now online […]

15 July 2009
 July 15, 2009

July HUD Updates

Get Access to EIV Now! The use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system for Multifamily will become mandatory on September 30, 2009, as […]

2 July 2009
 July 2, 2009

Handbook 4350.3 REV-1 Change 3 Issued

Change 3 to Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs, was issued on June 23, 2009.  The effective date for implementation […]

2 July 2009
 July 2, 2009

HUD Delays Implementation Ch.6 of 4350.1

HUD is delaying implementation of Chapter 6 of the 4350.1 Handbook until September 29, 2009. HUD is also inviting “detailed comments” on Chapter 6 […]

15 June 2009
 June 15, 2009

June HUD Updates

EIV USERS DATA RETENTION REQUIREMENTS WILL CHANGE HUD is in the process of finalizing negotiations with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

15 June 2009
 June 15, 2009

DOE Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons Meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a Public Meeting that you may attend in person, via web, or via conference call on […]

15 June 2009
 June 15, 2009

Follow Up Regarding Proposed DOE HWAP Rule

*         The comment period is extended until July 6, 2009.*         DOE will hold a public meeting on the NOPR for the WAP.  The meeting […]

10 June 2009
 June 10, 2009

HUD Launches “Recovery Act In Action” Week

WASHINGTON – The Cleveland Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will participate in HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan’s “Recovery […]

10 June 2009
 June 10, 2009

HUD Updates

DATA RETENTION REQUIREMENTS WILL CHANGE

10 June 2009
 June 10, 2009

OHFA Implementation Plan for Tax Credit Assistance Program and Tax Credit Exchange

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency has released the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Procedures and Underwriting Guidelines, Certification Forms, and Revised AHFA are […]

3 June 2009
 June 3, 2009

UPCS Inspection Protocol Inspecting Stoves and Ranges

This Notice establishes requirements for the inspection of ranges/stoves and ovens by all certified inspectors who conduct UPCS inspections of HUD assisted and insured […]

3 June 2009
 June 3, 2009

HUD Updates

Two notices, the Exclusion of Deferred Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Benefits from Annual Income notice and the Green Retrofit Program for Multifamily Housing […]

3 June 2009
 June 3, 2009

Memo on Green Retrofit Programs

Stimulus Funding Seeks to Improve Energy Efficiency of Multifamily Housing The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided unprecedented funding for improving […]

27 May 2009
 May 27, 2009

New Translated Documents Available on HUD Website

Now available on HUD’s website in translated languages are:   The 4 multifamily model leases; Model Form of Notification of Rent Increase Resulting From […]

27 May 2009
 May 27, 2009

Protections for Tenants in Foreclosed Properties

President Obama signed S. 896 on May 20, 2009. This bill includes a nationwide 90 day preeviction notice requirement for tenants in foreclosed properties. […]

27 May 2009
 May 27, 2009

OHFA Receives Funding From HUD and Treasury

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) was recently among the first to be awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

20 May 2009
 May 20, 2009

NAHMA Announces 2009 Affordable 100 Listing

May 15, 2009, Alexandria, Va. – The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) today announced the release of the NAHMA 2009 Affordable 100, a […]

20 May 2009
 May 20, 2009

Deadline Extended for Submission of Info for Access to HUD’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)

NOTE:  Please disregard this message if you already responded.  Do NOT resubmit and please do NOT call to see if your information was received.  […]

15 May 2009
 May 15, 2009

OHFA – IRS Clarifies Sub-Metered Utilities

On Tuesday, May 5, the IRS issued Notice 2009-44 clarifying aspects of IRS Regulation 1.42-10 related to sub-metered utilities. When Regulation 1.42-10 was revised in 2008, […]

13 May 2009
 May 13, 2009

HUD Releases guidance on the Green Retrofit Program

HUD will accept applications for a Green Retrofit Grant or Green Retrofit Loan on a first come, first served basis, beginning on June 15, […]

8 May 2009
 May 8, 2009

HUD/USDA Unveil FY 2010 Presidential Budgets

On May 7, 2009 HUD and USDA unveiled their FY 2010 Presidential Budgets.  The Obama Administration has requested full funding for the Project-Based Section 8 […]

6 May 2009
 May 6, 2009

IRS Issues Submetering Clarification of UA Rule

IRS Notice 2009-44  clarifies that, under section 1.42-10 of the Income Tax Regulations (LIHTC utility allowance rules), utility costs paid by a tenant based […]

6 May 2009
 May 6, 2009

Update on LIHTC Cash Exchange Program

The Treasury Department has issued several noteworthy documents related to the second LIHTC gap financing program created in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, […]

6 May 2009
 May 6, 2009

Public Comment Invited on Recommendations for 2009-2010 Guidance Priority List

IRS is inviting comments on recommendations for its guidance priority list.  Aside from the LIHTC cash exchange program and a need to clarify its […]

6 May 2009
 May 6, 2009

HUD Implements TCAP for LIHTC Investment

HUD has begun the implementation of the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP).  As part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (H.R. 1, P.L. […]

6 May 2009
 May 6, 2009

HUD’s FY 2009 NOFA Policy Requirements

HUD has released their “Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD’s FY2009 […]

6 May 2009
 May 6, 2009

Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association Announces Executive Director, Senior Policy Analyst

Columbus,  OH –  Brett Kaufman, president of the Columbus Apartment Association (CAA) announced the hiring of Laura Swanson to serve as the executive director […]

21 April 2009
 April 21, 2009

Green Retrofits for Affordable Multifamily Housing

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides valuable new resources for “greening” existing affordable multifamily housing. This Webinar will introduce participants to the process […]

21 April 2009
 April 21, 2009

PowerPoint Slide Presentation from December 2008 EIV 8.1.1 Course

The EIV Training and Outreach for Multifamily Housing Programs website http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/rhiip/eiv/eivtraining.cfm has been updated to include a more detailed version of the original Microsoft […]

21 April 2009
 April 21, 2009

Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Page Changes Issued

On April 13, 2009, Brian Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner, authorized the release of a new set of page changes […]

15 April 2009
 April 15, 2009

MSHDA Public Listening Update

There was an overwhelming response to the public listening session held at MSHDA’s Lansing office, all participation was appreciated.  There were those who couldn’t get in as […]

15 April 2009
 April 15, 2009

New Page Changes to the Section 8 Renewal Guide

On Tuesday April 14, HUD released several changes to the Section 8 renewal guide.  Please visit the HUD website for a copy of the documents, […]

9 April 2009
 April 9, 2009

OHFA Posts 2009 Rent and Income Limits

Tax Credit Rent and Income Limits On March 19, 2009, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the 2009 HUD Program Income […]

8 April 2009
 April 8, 2009

MSHDA Releases Early Plans to Use Stimulus Dollars; Public Comment Sought

From Gongwer News Service – Michigan:   In attempt to get a jump start on how the federal stimulus dollars affecting affordable, multi-family housing […]

8 April 2009
 April 8, 2009

MSHDA Meeting on Economic Stimulus Pkg Plan 4/13/09

MSHDA will hold a public listening and feedback session regarding the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Preliminary Implementation Plan on April 13, 2009 at […]

27 March 2009
 March 27, 2009

HUD Delays Final EIV Rule Effective Date Until Sept. 30, 2009

On Friday, March 27, 2009 HUD announced that the effective date of the rule entitled ‘‘Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public […]

26 March 2009
 March 26, 2009

Contact your Congressional Rep to Co-sign Rep. Water’s Affordable Housing Funding Letter

Please contact your Congressional Representatives and urge them to sign onto another “Dear Colleague” letter being circulated by House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing […]

26 March 2009
 March 26, 2009

30 Day Extension for Filing Financial Statements

Due to HUD infrastructure performance problems, MF property owners have experienced difficulties submitting their financial statements due March 30, 2009 (for owners with a […]

26 March 2009
 March 26, 2009

Contact your Congressional Rep to Co-sign Section 8 Housing Letter

Please contact your Congressional Representatives and urge them to sign onto Representative Nadler and Representative Velazquez’s “Dear Colleague” letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on […]

25 March 2009
 March 25, 2009

David Stevens Appointed as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Administration

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that David Stevens was been nominated as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner on Monday, […]

24 March 2009
 March 24, 2009

HUD 2009 Income Limits

The HUD 2009 Income Limits are now online.  Under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-289), income limits used to […]

18 March 2009
 March 18, 2009

OHFA Approves 2009 Housing Development Loan Program Guidelines

OHFA approved the 2009 Housing Development Loan Program Guidelines at its Board meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Download the .pdf for the complete […]

18 March 2009
 March 18, 2009

Ohio Real Estate Tax Update- LIHTC

The Woda Ivy Glen vs. Fayette County decision provides strong direction to county auditors and the Boards or Revision regarding how to consider governmental […]

18 March 2009
 March 18, 2009

Ohio Property Tax Relief

Ohio Property Tax Relief and Actions Required to Benefit from Decision    In a very important decision that will positively effect many of you, the Ohio […]

17 March 2009
 March 17, 2009

OHFA Announces Sustainable Homeownership Excellence Awards

2009 CALL FOR ENTRIES The Ohio Housing Finance Agency is the leader in developing innovative, effective programs that strengthen Ohio communities and address affordable […]

17 March 2009
 March 17, 2009

Carol Galante Appointed as HUD DAS for Multifamily Housing

On Tuesday, March 17, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that President Barack Obama has appointed Carol Galante as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing […]

2 March 2009
 March 2, 2009

Michigan Senate Bill 1491 Senior Housing Tax Exemption

Please see the attached document regardint the Michigan Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 1491 regarding senior housing tax exemptions. 

25 February 2009
 February 25, 2009

2009 Drug Free Poster Contest Entry Information

 My Hopes, My Future  Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies In addition to the yearly drug-free theme, this year’s contest continues to include a sub-theme opening […]

18 February 2009
 February 18, 2009

Federal Government to Subsidize COBRA Premiums

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes a new subsidy of COBRA premiums for individuals who are involuntarily terminated from employment between […]

18 February 2009
 February 18, 2009

Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) News Update

The EIV website for multifamily housing programs has been updated to include a new “Multifamily Housing Program Requirements and Guidance for Using EIV” web […]

17 February 2009
 February 17, 2009

New Federal Register Postings of Interest

*       On February 11, 2009, a Notice of Proposed Delay in Effective Date of the Final Rule entitled, “Rent Refinement and Income Determination Requirements […]

9 February 2009
 February 9, 2009

Correction to Listserv #135 – Revised Definition of Annual Income in Final Rule

It has come to our attention that Listserv #135 issued on January 29, 2009, incorrectly described the change to the definition of annual income […]

28 January 2009
 January 28, 2009

OHFA Holds Meeting on the Project Cost Analysis Matrix

On Monday January 26, 2009 OHFA held a meeting on the Project Cost Analysis Matrix (P-CAM).  Barry Accountius and Arthur G. Krauer with OHFA […]

28 January 2009
 January 28, 2009

MAHMA Announces Member-to-Member Communication Forum

Have a question you think another MAHMA member can help you out with?  Have you had a situation arise and you wonder how another […]

27 January 2009
 January 27, 2009

HUD Releases Final EIV Rule

HUD has released its final rule, “Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs.”   The rule requires the […]

21 January 2009
 January 21, 2009

Participate in the 2009 Affordable 100

Do you think your company is one of the top Affordable 100?  If so, your participation is needed in this year’s NAHMA Affordable 100 […]

16 January 2009
 January 16, 2009

LIHTC and Stimulus Bill: ACTION REQUIRED

There is some urgent, unfortunate news to report and we ask for your immediate assistance.   As you know the LIHTC equity market has […]

14 January 2009
 January 14, 2009

MAHMA Mourns Passing of Trustee William Grant

It is with great sadness that the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association recognizes the passing of MAHMA Board of Trustee member and former President, […]

18 December 2008
 December 18, 2008

Obama Names NY Housing Commissioner to Head HUD

President-elect Barack Obama named New York City housing commissioner Shaun Donovan to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, turning to a former […]

10 December 2008
 December 10, 2008

Midwestern and Hurricane Ike Disaster Areas and Population Estimates

IRS Notice 2008-109 provides guidance with respect to State volume limits under section 1400N that are applicable to: (1) allocations of the low-income housing […]

12 November 2008
 November 12, 2008

2009 OCAF

The FY 2009 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) have been published. Please download the document.  2009 OCAF

28 August 2008
 August 28, 2008

RHS Improper Payment Audit Checklists

A major agenda item at NAHMA’s October Rural Housing Committee meeting is preventing improper Rental Assistance payments.  As you may recall, a recent RD […]

6 August 2008
 August 6, 2008

IRS Issues Final Rule on Utility Allowance

The IRS has published the final utility allowance rule in the Federal Register. The IRS added the option for owners to use utility estimates […]

26 September 2017
 September 26, 2017

HUD Update: HUD announces disaster assistance for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

In response to the devastation caused by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, HUD has announced the following disaster assistance for Puerto Rico and the […]

26 September 2017
 September 26, 2017

HUD Update: REAC Compilation Bulletin updated

Below, please find the updated REAC Compilation Bulletin for certified UPCS Inspectors. The Compilation Bulletin RAPID 4.0 Version 3 is effective October 2, 2017 […]

26 September 2017
 September 26, 2017

LIHTC Update: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rates for October, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Revenue Ruling 2017-20, which provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes, including applicable federal interest […]

18 September 2017
 September 18, 2017

How to Succeed at Your Management and Occupancy Review (MOR) – Detroit, MI

November 16, 2017 – November 16, 2017 30800 Telegraph Road Map and Directions | Register Description: This is a half day workshop designed to […]

18 September 2017
 September 18, 2017

HUD Update: Fair Housing Discrimination Hotline Scam

Please be advised of the following message from HUD: Fair Housing Discrimination Hotline Scam It has come to our attention that the Housing Discrimination […]

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