FSS Action Plan Review for Multisite

As a reminder, action plan updates for all currently operating FSS programs must be submitted to Account Executives by September 30th. FSS programs may not enroll any new participants until updated action plans are approved. In order to support the approval of action plans by HUD staff, we are offering owners with FSS programs at multiple sites the opportunity for a coordinated review of their […]

Davis-Bacon and Labor Standards: Agency/Contractor Guide and Contractor Addendum Now Available

The Davis-Bacon Labor Standards: Agency/Contractor Guide and Contractor Addendum are now available on the HUD Exchange. The Guide and Addendum are new and improved compliance resources created with usability in mind – they are accessible and searchable desktop resources that can be used to answer questions at a glance. View the Guides Note: These two new guides replace the following guidance documents: Making Davis-Bacon Work: A […]

FSS NOFO Released – Multifamily Owners Eligible!

We are excited to share with you that the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year 2022 published today. For the first time, owners participating in HUD’s Multifamily Section 8 project-based rental assistance program are eligible to apply for funding through this NOFO. You can access the NOFO here. The 60-day application period runs from August […]

MFH Quarterly Update Meeting Rescheduled for Sept. 29, 2022

USDA Rural Development MFH Quarterly Update Rescheduled Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022 | Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Join USDA Rural Development Multifamily Housing (MFH) leadership to receive updates on MFH programs.  USDA Rural Development MFH Field Operations staff hold these quarterly to provide updates to our customers. To join us for this meeting on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at […]

White House and HUD Announce New Actions to Lower Electricity Bills for Working Families

The Biden Administration recently announced new actions, through HUD, to connect families served by HUD programs to solar power and help lower their electricity bills. To help lower the cost of electricity, HUD issued new guidance that will help enable families in HUD-assisted rental housing to subscribe to local community solar where available. With this guidance, HUD is setting the […]

Treasury Announces SLFRF Flexibilities to Increase Affordable Housing Development

The Department of the Treasury announced new guidance designed to increase the ability of state, local, and tribal governments to use American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to boost the supply of affordable housing in their communities, including through the development of LIHTC properties. Treasury has previously encouraged governments to dedicate a portion of the $350 billion available through the State […]

HAP Support Services Draft Solicitation Comment Period Open

HUD issued a request for public comment on a draft contract solicitation (also attached) for future HAP contract support services (Formerly known as the Performance-Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) Program). If you would like NAHMA to submit comments on the proposed changes, members should provide NAHMA staff comments by COB on August 25, 2022.  Members can also submit their feedback individually […]

MF Issues Community Solar Credits Memo

Over the past several months, Multifamily Housing has received several requests from state and local governments about how we interpret community solar credits and when these credits can be excluded from income and utility allowance calculations. The MF Community Solar Credits Memo reflects how we have approached these requests to date and may be helpful to state and local government and owners […]

FSS NOFO Coming Soon – Multifamily Owners Eligible for Program Funding

A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FSS grants will be released this summer. We are excited that, for the first time, PBRA (Multifamily) owners will be eligible for program funding. There are a few steps necessary for an owner to be able to apply for funding, and want to provide some guidance to make sure owners are ready to […]

NAHMAnalyses – MOR Final Rule and Housing Supply Action Plan

The latest NAHMAnalyses examining the Streamlining Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) for Section 8 Housing Assistance Programs Final Rule and President Biden’s Housing Supply Action Plan, are now available To view the NAHMAnalysis: Streamlining Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) for Section 8 Housing Assistance Programs Final Rule, click here To view the NAHMAnalysis: President Biden’s Housing Supply Action Plan, click here.

Full RAD Portfolio Conversion in Knoxville, TN, Portfolio Conversions Across America, and more!

Full RAD Portfolio Conversion in Knoxville, Tennessee Since 2016, the Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has converted over 3,000 public housing units through 22 properties through RAD, investing over $93 million in renovations. Within the next two years, they plan to convert their last three public housing properties and complete. We sat down with Ben Bentley, the Executive Director of KCDC […]

HUD Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes for Calculating FMRs for FY23

HUD issued a notice seeking public comment on proposed changes to the methodology used for calculating Fair Market Rents (FMRs). HUD is proposing two material changes to the calculation of FMRs for FY 2023 to: (1) deal with the temporary lack of availability of 2020 ACS 1-year data; and (2) provide additional local rent inflation data that better conform FMR […]

NAHMA Sponsoring Pearl Meyer’s Real Estate Compensation Survey for a Second Year

We are pleased to announce that the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is sponsoring Pearl Meyer’s Real Estate Compensation Survey for a second year. Members of the Pearl Meyer team have been reaching out to NAHMA members regarding the survey process. Survey submissions are due in July. The compensation report will be published in October. NAHMA encourages our members’ […]

RD Requests Build America, Buy America Waiver

This is a message from RD announcing that it is seeking a public interest waiver to allow additional time to implement the Build America, Buy America Act pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget’s guidance and the Act. For more information, including how to submit comments on the proposed adjustment period public interest waiver, please read this announcement. On November […]

MOR Final Rule and Schedule Notice Published

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today published the Management and Occupancy Review (MOR) Rule and Notice in the Federal Register, effective in 90 days on 9/26/2022. The Notice follows a 2015 publication of a proposed MOR schedule and adopts a final schedule that reflects changes made in response to public comments. The Rule and Notice apply to […]

NAHMA Is Looking for the Best of the Best Communities of Quality Properties

Do you have an award-winning community and want everyone to know? Then enter the NAHMA 2022 Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards competition. The submission deadline for entries to the COQ Awards program is Nov. 3. The COQ Awards recognize outstanding property management companies providing the highest quality of safe, affordable multifamily rental housing in communities across the country. Download the […]

FSS Final Rule Published

We are happy to announce that the Final Rule implementing the re-authorization of the FSS program was published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2022. FSS is a voluntary program for multifamily owners and residents that provides incentives and support to help families living in HUD-assisted housing to increase their earnings and build financial assets.   The new final rule […]

New Resources for DCTA Recipients and Smaller Distressed Communities

This library of resources, relevant to Distressed Cities and Persistent Poverty Technical Assistance (DCTA) recipients and smaller distressed communities, features a wide range of resources, reports, webinars, and funding opportunities that might be of interest to small governments, tribal organizations, and non-profits, including COVID-19 recovery information. Check back regularly for new resources and information! The following resources are the newest […]

Preliminary Assessment Tool Includes LIHTC Rents and FMR Data

On June 14th, 2022, Rural Development (RD) released Version 8.2.1 of the Preliminary Assessment Tool (PAT).  RD underwriters utilize the PAT to document Multifamily (MFH) transfer and Multifamily Housing Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) decisions.  This version includes updated Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) rents and Fair Market Rent (FMR) data based on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) April […]

NAHMA Announces Its 2022 Affordable 100

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) announces its 2022 Affordable 100—a list of the 100 largest affordable multifamily property management companies ranked by affordable unit counts—is available on its website at https://www.nahma.org/about/affordable-100/. It will also appear in the June issue of NAHMA News. The NAHMA website version expands the list to the top 120 largest multifamily property management companies. […]

Prohousing Designation Program – Advance Notice of Intent to File Second Readoption of Emergency Regulations

This notice is sent in accordance with Government Code section 11346.1(a)(2) and California Code of Regulations title 1 (CCR), section 52, which requires State of California agencies to give five (5) working days advance notice of intent to readopt emergency regulations with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The California Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) intends to file […]

HUD Publishes Updates to Seven NSPIRE Standards

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently published seven updated standards: Call-for-Aid Standard (version 2.2) Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standard (version 2.2.1) Door – Fire Labeled Standard (version 2.2.1) Exit Sign Standard (version 2.2) Fire Extinguisher Standard (version 2.2) Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Standard (version 2.2) Mold-Like Substance Standard (version 2.2) All new standards are available […]

CPD Income Eligibility Calculator Update; Lead Safe Housing Rule Webinar Series June/July 2022

On June 15, the CPD Income Eligibility Calculator will be updated for two reasons: a) for enhanced functionality and b) to include the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Income Limits. These changes will affect calculations in your Income Eligibility Calculator (IEC) dashboard, so please take note of the following: Please be sure to complete any in-progress calculations and download the summary […]

Secretary Fudge Launches Our Way Home Initiative

Secretary Fudge recently launched the Our Way Home initiative, a new effort to boost the nation’s affordable housing supply. Our Way Home builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s actions to address communities’ housing supply needs in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable fashion. Through this initiative, HUD will be engaging communities through roundtables, listening sessions, and peer learning opportunities to connect communities […]

Office of Production Issues Temporary Guidance to Improve Process Efficiency

Our Office of Production issued temporary guidance implementing a procedural change to our underwriting queue to improve process efficiency. This change permits eligible pre-applications for FHA Section 221(d)(4) mortgage insurance to convert to firm applications while in the underwriting assignment queue, and future eligible applications to submit a direct-to-firm commitment. This change will better align application submission information with current […]

RADBlast! Transformation at Jordan Downs, RAD & Section 18 Blends, End of the Year Closing Deadlines and More!

Transformation at Jordan Downs in Los Angeles, CA  Jordan Downs, located in the Watts neighborhood of southern Los Angeles, California, was built in the 1940s as housing for war workers during World War II. In the early 1950s, Jordan Downs became public housing under the management of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). While it provides an […]

New Civil Rights Guidance on Marketing and Application Requirements for MF Properties

In case you missed it, HUD issued Civil Rights guidance April 21, 2022 on marketing and application requirements for MF properties that applies to the more than 1.5 million HUD-subsidized multifamily units nationwide, including Project-Based Rental Assistance, Section 202, and Section 811 subsidized units.  The two guidance pieces clarify how certain marketing, rental application processing, and waitlist management practices can perpetuate […]

HOME and HTF Income and Rent Limits Effective June 15, 2022

Please find an announcement below from HUD Exchange regarding FY 2022 Income and Rent Limits going in effect on June 15, 2022, for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the Housing Trust Fund Program. The HOME Income Limits are calculated using the same methodology that HUD uses for calculating the income limits for the Section 8 program. The Housing Trust […]

New HOME Program Monthly Reports Available

The following HOME program reports are now posted on the HUD Exchange. Additional HOME program reports are available on the HOME Program Page. HOME Monthly Reports as of 4/30/2022 Now Available: HOME National Production Report: This monthly cumulative summary report of HOME data by federal fiscal year (FY) includes allocations, commitments, disbursements, leveraging ratios, low-income benefits, committed funds by activity type, […]

Comment Deadline Extended for Chapter 9 Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook to June 6, 2022

In order to facilitate robust stakeholder input, HUD is extending the deadline for written feedback on proposed changes to Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook until midnight Eastern Time on June 6, 2022. A revised draft of Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook, Rent Comparability Studies, was posted to the Multifamily Policy Drafting Table […]