HUD Announces Proposed “30-Day Notice” Rule for Nonpayment of Rent; NAHMA Member Feedback Requested by Friday, Jan. 26, 2024

Please see the HUD press release below, regarding the Proposed Rule, 30-Day Notification Requirement Prior to Termination of Lease for Nonpayment of Rent.  We kindly request members to please review the entire rule. I have attached the Public Inspection version of the FR Notice. To provide a consolidated industry response, NAHMA requests member feedback on the proposed rule by Jan. 26, 2024.  You can […]

HCD Launches New Codes and Standards Online Services Portal

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new, user-friendly online portal — Codes and Standards Online Services (C&S OS). C&S OS is designed for the public, HCD business partners, and Codes and Standards customers to access many HCD services online. C&S OS features include: Track the status of your application or complaint Submit […]

2024 OCAFs; HOTMA Supplemental Guidance Update; ACP for MF Properties; and More (CORRECTION)

The attached unpublished version of the Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2024 will be officially published in the Federal Register. Please note that I will send the official HUD MFH update with these OCAFs, once I receive their email. Roundup of recent HUD Policy Updates, provided during the week of Thanksgiving through today: HOTMA Supplemental Guidance Update HUD MFH and FCC’s […]

HUD Publishes Green Mortgage Insurance Premium Compliance Reporting Housing Notice

On November 20, 2023, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs and Office of Residential Care Facilities published a Housing Notice titled Required Use of Portfolio Manager for Green Mortgage Insurance Premium Compliance Reporting, which pertains to changes to annual compliance reporting for Green Mortgage Premium (MIP) rate recipients. The Notice replaces previous instructions provided to Multifamily and Section 232 properties. As […]

Our Message of Gratitude + a Hefty Helping of Benefits

Throughout the month of November, we take stock of the important things in our lives. We gather friends and family in celebration and express our thanks for the past year. At, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you, America’s parents, caregivers, workers, Veterans, and more. It is our mission to connect individuals and families with resources to […]

Overdose Awareness Guide and RADBlast with New RAD Photo Essay, GRRP Awards and Upcoming Deadlines, and more

HUD recognizes the importance of national and local efforts to prevent overdose tragedies that impact too many of us, our loved ones, and our communities. The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to beating the opioid and overdose epidemic – in memory of all those we have lost and to protect all the lives we can still save. Over time, we have […]

NAHMA’s Virtual Leadership Training Series Now Available for Managers

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), in cooperation with Brenda Harrington, founder of Adaptive Leadership Strategies LLC, announces the addition of NELLSManager to the NAHMA Emerging Leaders Learning Series (NELLS) course family. NELLSManager will focus on topics relevant to first-line professionals, including property managers, leasing managers, maintenance managers and compliance specialists. The original NELLS program will continue to focus on topics relevant to […]

Memo on Required & Alternative MOR Procedures for PBCAs and Transit-Oriented Development Webinar

The Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight published a memo on October 20, 2023, that takes the place of prior guidance regarding remote Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) conducted by Performance Based Contract Administrators (PBCAs) during the COVID-19 pandemic and reinstitutes the practice of on-site MORs. This updated guidance is effective with MORs scheduled on or after January 1, […]

Presentations from the NAHMA Conference; Energy Incentives to Consider for Multifamily Residential Buildings; Administration Encourages Commercial to Residential Conversions

Please find a few updates below: For attendees of last week’s NAHMA Conference (and those who missed), I have included links to a few slide decks from the policy-related sessions. Please note the links will only be active for a few more weeks. The U.S. Dept. of Treasury recently provided a featured story on various energy tax incentives available to the […]

NAHMA 2024 Drug-Free Calendars Make Great Gifts

Now that Halloween is behind us, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. The 2024 NAHMA Drug-Free Kids Calendars make excellent staff or resident appreciation gifts. The calendars sell out each year. Get your order in before they are all gone. Avoid shipping delays by downloading the order form and sending it in today. The calendar cost is $5.50 each, which is a […]

Member Feedback Request – RHS Proposed Rule on Multifamily Housing Insurance Requirements; RHS also Launches New Physical Inspection Process

Please find two recent RHS updates below: NAHMA is requesting member feedback on the attached proposed regulation on insurance requirements. Below, RHS states, “Updating insurance coverage and deductible requirements will align Rural Development MFH insurance coverages and deductible limits with current affordable housing industry standards”.  NAHMA would like to provide industry comments to RHS and request Members provide comments/feedback to me, by […]

GOPowerEV: The Multifamily EV Charging Station

Many have eagerly embraced the EV revolution, but there are concerns that those residing in affordable multifamily housing will be left behind. GoPowerEV is here to make sure every resident gets access to the convenience and savings of EV charging. Here’s how!

Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule Updating Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations

On August 23, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) published the final rule that updates regulations issued under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. This is the first comprehensive regulatory review in nearly 40 years. Revisions to these regulations will promote compliance, provide appropriate and updated guidance, and enhance their usefulness in the modern economy. Please note the following: The final rule is […]

Service Coordinator Program FY23 Success Report Submission Date Extended and ROSS NOFO FY23 Funds Available

The Standards for Success reporting period began October 1, 2022 and ended September 30, 2023. The report submission due date was originally October 30. This year the Standards for Success data elements are being updated to improve data validity and quality of reporting. This work has an anticipated completion date of November 2, which is after the usual report submission […]

Presentation from Member Call, includes updates on HUD ConnectHomeUSA Initiative, Historic Preservation Seek Public Comment on Draft Policy; RHS MFH Partnership Call

Please find the attached slide deck from Wednesday, October 18, 2023, Member Call. I have included four recent updates below (three from HUD and one RHS): Expansion of the ConnectHomeUSA Initiative Multifamily Disaster Preparedness Plan Template Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) seek public comment on a Draft Policy Statement on Housing and Historic Preservation RHS-Multifamily Housing Partnership Updates HUD […]

Automate Income and Asset Verifications

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New Survey Finds Increased Significantly Increased Insurance Costs for Affordable Housing Providers

A new survey focusing on affordable housing providers and insurance costs and availability has found that rental businesses are facing much higher premiums—nearly one in every three policies had rate increases of 25% or more. NAHMA members were invited to participate in the survey conducted through mid-September. The survey, conducted by ndp analytics and commissioned by the National Leased Housing Association (NLHA), aligns […]

Section 811 NOFOs Published; $212 Million in Funding Available

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs today made available $212 million in funding opportunities to expand the supply of affordable housing and supportive services for very-low and extremely-low-income persons with disabilities. The funding is available for two components of the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, which helps develop, subsidize, and provide supportive services for rental housing to meet […]

NSPIRE went into effect on October 1, 2023, Inspections Underway for the Multifamily Portfolio

HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center and the Office of Multifamily Housing have received inquiries in response to an industry-issued email sent yesterday under the subject “Affordable Housing News of the Week.” The email newsletter included an erroneous notification regarding NSPIRE inspections being suspended. Please note that this is incorrect. NSPIRE went into effect on October 1, 2023 for the Multifamily […]

Multifamily Disaster Preparedness Plan Template

What is the Multifamily Disaster Preparedness Plan Template? The Multifamily Disaster Preparedness Plan Template is a model to help HUD-assisted multifamily owners and Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) produce property-specific plan(s) to protect resident life and safety during a disaster. This template draws upon best practices for disaster and evacuation planning and provides resources for users to learn more as they consider […]

RHS – Multifamily Housing Preliminary Assessment Tool (PAT) Version 8.3.1 Release

Rural Development (RD) released Version 8.3.1 of the Preliminary Assessment Tool (PAT).  RD underwriters use the PAT to document Multifamily Housing (MFH) transfer and Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) credit-extending or loan modification decisions for assets assisted with the 515 Direct Loan Program and the 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Program.  While this version retains the same enhancements and functionality of […]

AASC Shares 2023 Service Coordinator Salary Survey Results; October 10th Webinar Registration

As the home for Service Coordinators, AASC is dedicated to giving you the tools you need to unlock professional success. We’re proud to unveil the results of the 2023 Salary Survey to help you and your employer advocate for the future! Earlier this spring, we sought our members’ responses to questions about their income, benefits, education and more. With insights […]

NSPIRE Live for Multifamily; Plus HCV Admin and Extension Notices Published, Updated Score Calculator & More

NSPIRE Is Effective for Multifamily Housing Portfolio HUD hit a second milestone for the National Standards the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) as the new standards are now effective for the Multifamily Housing portfolio as of October 1. Properties inspected by REAC will receive a 28-day notification before an inspection. The Multifamily portfolio effective date marks the second phase […]

Over $160 Million Awarded for the Section 202 Program to Create and Preserve Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced today that it has awarded $160.1 million in grants to non-profit organizations across the country to support the development of new or redeveloped affordable multifamily rental housing and ongoing project-based rental assistance for low-income seniors. “HUD is committed to addressing homelessness with urgency and ensuring […]

HUD MF Releases Important New HOTMA Implementation Guidance

The Office of Multifamily Housing (MFH), in partnership with HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), published Housing Notice 2023-10, Implementation Guidance: Sections 102 and 104 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016. You can read the guidance here. Please note the following: The Notice contains implementation guidance for everything but the Section 104 asset limitation. HUD will […]

HUD Clarifies Civil Rights Protections Against Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Shared Ancestry or Ethnic Characteristics

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity joins seven other federal agencies to issue fact sheets on Title VI protections. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and seven other agencies across the federal government are for the first time clarifying in writing that Title VI of the Civil […]

NAHMA Applauds Developers and Managers at the Forefront of Affordable Housing

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) announces the winners of its annual Affordable Housing Vanguard Awards. These awards recognize newly developed or significantly rehabbed affordable multifamily housing communities that showcase high-quality design and resourceful financing. The excellence exhibited throughout these multifamily developments dispels the notion that affordable housing cannot be an asset to their communities. Vanguard Award winners deliver powerful […]

Slide Deck from September NAHMA Member Call

Please find the slide deck from the September 20, 2023, NAHMA Member Call here.

HUD Names Jen Larson Director of the Office of Multifamily Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight

It is my pleasure to announce Jen Larson as the Director of the Multifamily Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight (OAMPO). Prior to her new position, Jen’s most recent role was Housing Senior Advisor in HUD’s Office of Recapitalization working primarily on the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP). Jen fell in love with the affordable housing field over […]

Qualified Census Tracts and Difficult Development Areas

HUD has published the 2024 Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) and Difficult Development Areas (DDAs). The 2024 lists of QCTs and DDAs are effective: (1) for allocations of credit after December 31, 2023; or (2) for purposes of IRC section 42(h)(4), if the bonds are issued and the building is placed in service after December 31, 2023. For more information on […]