NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Publishes Revamped RAD Inventory Assessment Tool

HUD has updated and published the RAD Inventory Assessment Tool, an Excel-based tool designed to help public housing agencies (PHAs) make a first-level assessment of properties in their inventory for potential conversion of assistance to long-term Section 8 contracts. The tool is designed for PHAs that are newly considering or re-considering RAD at RAD rents based on the FY 18 Appropriation […]

For NAHMA-AHMA Members — Important Survey Request on a Possible NAHMA Group Health Benefits Program

NAHMA is currently exploring the possibility of offering a group health benefits program to NAHMA/AHMA members. Specifically, NAHMA is exploring a partnership with Decisely, an integrated benefits solutions partnership that offers best-in-class benefits, including medical, vision, dental, life insurance, and more. Decisely delivers comprehensive products, pricing, and support options to provide more cost-effective solutions to businesses around the country. Data […]

Update on Exciting New Opportunity for AHMA Members

NAHMA, Buyers Access Announce Partnership Alexandria, Va., May 30, 2019 ― The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and Buyers Access—a provider of purchasing optimization services and customized purchasing solutions to the multifamily industry—announce a strategic partnership that creates a NAHMA-AHMA Member Benefit Program. The program will provide purchasing discounts to members among other benefits, and in turn, Buyer Access […]

NAHMA Rural Housing Update: Housing Preservation Grant Notice Published

Now Accepting Applications for the Housing Preservation Grant Program through July 8, 2019 On Friday, May 24, 2019, The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announced via a publication in the Federal Register that it is soliciting applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) Program. The HPG Program is a grant program which provides qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may […]

Time to Start Prepping for NAHMA COQ Awards Applications

Before summer vacations and back-to-school events start dominating the schedule, plan to enter the NAHMA 2019 Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards competition. The submission deadline to NAHMA is Nov. 7. To enter the awards competition, a property must first apply for and achieve national recognition as a NAHMA Community of Quality with a minimum score of 325 points on its National Recognition […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Pay for Success (PFS) 60-day PRA Now Available for Comments

Please find information from HUD regarding a Pay For Success (PFS)-style demonstration program for achieving energy and water savings in multifamily housing. To view the Federal Register notice on HUD’s intent to collect information for the forthcoming PFS program, please click here. To view the draft NOFA for the Multifamily Energy and Water Conservation Pay For Success Pilot, please click here. […]

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Update Regarding Retro-Active Gross Rent Changes not Processing in TRACS at this Time

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs has posted the “Final TRACS GRC Industry Notification.” The attached notification includes recommended next steps regarding the retro-active gross rent changes (GRC) issue. You can view the update online here. For more information, please visit HUD’s TRACS webpage here.

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Announces Trainings for the Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment

Please find information from HUD regarding upcoming Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment trainings. Register Today: Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment Trainings – Summer 2019 Do you know how the amendment in the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) affects your work as a public housing agency (PHA), grantee, or assisted housing owner? HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Comments Requested – HUD Proposes Rule to Require Verification of Eligible Immigration Status

Today, HUD published a proposed rule for comment regarding the verification of eligible immigration status for recipients of housing assistance. According to the proposed rule, HUD believes that requiring the verified eligible immigration status of the head of household or spouse is more in keeping with statutory goals of ensuring that HUD’s limited financial resources be used to aid families […]

MHP Program – Occupancy Standard Exceptions Checklist

HCD has published the Occupancy Standard Exceptions Checklist for the MHP Program: You can find the form here:   http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/already-have-funding/docs/Occupancy_Standards_Checklist.pdf You may use this checklist at your sites under the MHP Program in order to document compliance for exceptions to the program’s occupancy standards. Below are the current MHP occupancy standards:

NAHMA HUD Update: Memo Provides Clarification to Guidelines on Pest Management in HUD-Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing

Below, please find information from HUD regarding clarification to guidelines on pest management in Multifamily Housing. The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs posted the Clarification to Housing Notice H 2012-5 Guidelines on Addressing Infestations in HUD-Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing memo today to provide clarifications to current guidance regarding pest management. Please contact Sarah Richey at (202) 402-2602 or *protected email* with any […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Notice Establishing Treatment of ABLE Accounts in HUD-Assisted Housing Programs Published

Below, please find an update from HUD regarding the treatment of ABLE accounts in HUD-assisted housing programs. To read the Notice online, please click here. The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs published a joint Housing-PIH Notice today that provides guidance regarding the federally mandated exclusion of ABLE accounts from the calculation of income and assets. This is required under the Achieving a […]

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Releases Fiscal Year 2019 HUD Income Limits

FY 2019 HUD Income Limits HUD has released the estimated median family incomes (MFIs) and income limits for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. MFIs are used as the basis for income limits in several HUD programs, including the Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice and Project-Based Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs, as […]

NAHMA HUD Update: User Notification of HUD Single Sign-On (SSO) Upgrade Issue Resolution

What Is SSO Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., name and password) to access multiple applications. On the back end, SSO is helpful for logging user activities as well as monitoring user accounts. SSO Upgrade HUD has been directed by National Institute of Standards […]

HUD guidance on PHA 2019 Inflation Factors, HCV Funding Provisions, and Voluntary Streamlined

Recently, HUD issued guidance related to Fiscal Year 2019 Inflation Factors for Public Housing Agency Renewal Funding; implementation of Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program; and Streamlined Voluntary Conversions of Small Public Housing Agencies. 1.       Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program – FY19 Inflation Factors for PHA Renewal Funding Recently, HUD published a Federal Register Notice […]

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD to Propose New Rule to Make Optional Carbon Monoxide Detectors Mandatory

HUD issued a notice regarding carbon monoxide detectors in HUD-assisted housing. The purpose of the notice is to remind and encourage owners, managers, and agents of HUD-assisted housing to have operational CO detectors in units that have fuel-fired/burning appliances or an attached garage. According to HUD’s press release, this notice is being issued as part of the Secretary’s efforts to support […]

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Proposes Updates to Section 3 Requirements and Compliance Benchmarks

This month, HUD published a proposed rule to update its Section 3 regulations. Separately, HUD also published for comment proposed benchmarks for measuring Section 3 compliance with the final rule. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that economic opportunities, most importantly employment, generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall be directed to low- and very low-income people, particularly those who are […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Comments Requested on HUD Approach to Opportunity Zones

Today, HUD released a Request for Information (RFI) regarding HUD policy in Opportunity Zones. HUD seeks input and recommendations from the public regarding potential agency actions. Comments are due to NAHMA by Friday, June 7, 2019. The 2017 Tax Reform legislation created new tax incentives for investments made in Opportunity Zones to spur economic development and job creation by encouraging long-term […]

NAHMA HUD Update: Retro-Active Gross Rent Changes Not Processing in TRACS at this Time

Issue/Problem There is a recent system issue where certain retro-active (only) MAT70 GC certifications are submitted, but no fatal errors are returned/generated. Retro-active GRCs are GRC transmitted to TRACS after the contract anniversary. Instead, an internal programmatic system error (PSFERR) is issued stating “Occurrence of Certified Household already existed when CREATE attempted. POTENTIAL DATABASE CORRUPTION CONDITION HAS BEEN DETECTED.” Next […]

NAHMA Update: Help NAHMA Promote Adult Literacy

This spring and summer, help NAHMA promote adult literacy by connecting affordable housing residents to a free app for improving reading and English skills. The app is available for download until August 31, 2019; property managers and owners can help spread the word by simply distributing our fliers to your properties, staff, and service coordinators. NAHMA members are uniquely situated to reach […]