We Are Thankful for All the Beautiful Art in the 2021 NAHMA Drug-Free Kids Calendar

We can all be thankful for the joy the 2021 NAHMA Drug-Free Kids Calendar brings us. Don’t miss your chance to own a one-of-a-kind calendar before they sell out. Download the order form and send it in today. They make great giveaways for residents and staff. The calendar cost is $5.50 each, which is a Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department […]

HUD Announces Additional Supplemental Operating Funds Available for PBRAs

HUD recently published Notice H 2020-11, announcing the continued availability of supplemental operating funds for properties receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs. This notice establishes a second request window (the previous occurring in July) and updates the submission requirements. The guidance includes a December 11, 2020 filing deadline for owners of properties […]

2021 Scholarship Flyer

The NAHMA Educational Foundation 2021 Scholarship application will be available on January 15, 2021. The application must be completed by May 15, 2021 by 10:00 pm EST. For details on how to enter your application for an education scholarship, please click here.

To increase alignment with TCAC/CDLAC – HCD pausing some guidelines/NOFAs

Alignment will provide you with more certainty and efficiency; Remove conflicting scoring criteria and definitions. In July, HCD published its fiscal year 2020-21 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) calendar, showing NOFA release dates for state and federal housing-funding programs. Since then, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) and California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC) — two of our sister housing agencies […]

HUD Publishes Guidance for HCV Remote Video Inspections

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing published Notice 2020-31, Remote Video Inspections for Housing Choice Voucher Program. This notice provides guidance to PHAs regarding how to conduct Housing Quality Standards inspections using Remote Video Inspections and includes a sample best practice process. PIH Notice 2020-31, Remote Video Inspections for Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

HUD Issues Additional Multifamily Electronic Signature Guidance

HUD’s Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight recently issued Notice H 2020-10, providing additional guidance to HUD multifamily assisted housing industry partners on electronic signatures, electronic transmission, and electronic storage of documents and forms. Please note that in the case of “wet” or original signatures, the acceptable electronic equivalent must meet the criteria set forth in Section V of […]

IRS Publishes Proposed Rule on Average Income Test Regulations

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published a proposed rule for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Average Income Test (AIT) regulations. The proposed rule requires that all low-income units in a property average 60 percent of area median income or less in order to meet the minimum set-aside requirement. If a unit goes out of compliance for any reason, the proposed […]

2021 NAHMA Drug-Free Kids Calendars Are Full of Winners

The votes have been counted and we are ready to declare the 2021 NAHMA Drug-Free Kids Calendar a winner. Don’t miss your chance to own a one-of-a-kind calendar before they sell out. Download the order form and send it in today. They make great giveaways for residents and staff. The calendar cost is $5.50 each, which is a Department of […]

HUD Announces CNA e-Tool, version 3.0 Launch Date (November 9)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that the launch of the web-based Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) e-Tool, version 3.0, will occur onNovember 9, 2020.  Please note that the Data Transfer Period ends in three days. Prior to the launch, please make sure that you have done the following: Obtained access, to enable you to access the CNA […]

HUD’s Enterprise Income Verification System Resolving Old or Missing Data Error

Please find below an announcement from HUD regarding Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system users encountering old or missing reports when viewing EIV reports for certain properties. This data error is currently being resolved. RHIIP Listserv Posting #450 November 2, 2020 Welcome to the MULTIFAMILY HOUSING RENTAL HOUSING INTEGRITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (RHIIP) LISTSERV that brings you up-to-date RHIIP related publications, news, […]

HUD Issues Guidance for Running an Optimized HCV Program

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing recently published Notice 2020-29, Guidance for Running an Optimized Housing Choice Voucher Program. This notice provides tools and guidance to assist PHAs in optimizing the HCV program by maximizing the number of families served, while reducing the rent burden for assisted families. The notice provides several program tools such as the Two-Year Forecasting Tool, […]

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rates for November 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2020-22, which provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes, including applicable federal interest rates, adjusted applicable federal interest rates, and adjusted long-term and tax-exempt rates for November 2020. As provided in the ruling, Table 4 contains LIHTC Appropriate Percentages Under Section 42(b)(1) for November 2020: Appropriate percentage for the 70% […]

NAHMA Educational Foundation Honors Carole Glodney and Karen Steinbaum

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)Educational Foundation will be honoring Carole Glodney and Karen Steinbaum with the 2020 Inspiration Award at its annual gala in October. The award recognizes individuals or organizations for their longtime commitment to the advancement of educational opportunities for those working within the affordable housing industry and the residents they serve. Glodney, who recently retired […]

HUD Provides COVID19 Updated Multifamily Q and A Guidance

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing today released an updated COVID-19 Questions and Answers Guidance (last updated on July 31).  This guidance addresses the  recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Eviction Moratorium Order and supplements the HHS & CDC Temporary Halt in Residential Eviction to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 guidance (issued on September 4, 2020). The guidance includes […]

HUD Provides Landlord Participation Webinar on Technology; PIH Notice for Foster Youth Initiative HCV Funding Eligibility Requirements

Please find an invitation from HUD announcing the availability the third webinar in a series on landlord participation in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program on October 19, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Eastern). This webinar focuses on ways that public housing agencies (PHAs) can use technology to improve relationships with landlords, provide landlords with access to information, and […]

CDC Publishes Eviction Moratorium FAQs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development published a guidance with frequently asked questions regarding the CDC’s temporary halt of all residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The Order temporarily halts residential evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent during […]

HUD Releases Proposed HOTMA Rule for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Implementation

HUD published a rule titled “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016—Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes.” As provided in the rule, this proposed rule does a number of things: First, it proposes codification of the HOTMA provisions that have been implemented via past notices, taking into account public comments received in response to HUD’s January […]

HUD Issues New Deadline Date for Section 8 HCV Mobility Demonstration Program–December 14, 2020

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing issued a new application deadline date for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Program. The new application deadline is December 14, 2020. The previous deadline was October 13, 2020. HUD is extending the application submission deadline date to ensure that delays or complications due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus do not cause undue hardship […]

HUD Issues UPCS Inspection Protocols During COVID-19

HUD recently published an Inspector Notice, Coronavirus (Covid-19) Inspection Protocol, that provides guidance to all Uniform Physical Condition Standards inspectors who conduct physical inspections of HUD assisted and insured properties in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This notice requires inspectors to adhere to the specific procedures outlined by the protocol, including Pre-Inspection Clarification, Inspection Period Clarification, Post Inspection Covid-19 Guidelines, and […]

HUD Provides RAD PBV & PBRA Quick Reference Guide and RAD COVID-19 Supplemental Notice Webinar

HUD has published updated versions of the RAD PBV Quick Reference Guide and the RAD PBRA Quick Reference Guide. These guides provide PHAs who are converting public housing properties through RAD with guidance and references to prepare for the Section 8 PBV or PBRA programs following conversion. The guides have been updated to reflect program changes and to incorporate frequently asked questions received […]