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“Worst case housing needs” are up

Posted on August 9, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says the “worst case housing needs” increased from 2013 to 2015. What this means is that there were more “very poor unsubsidized families struggling to pay their monthly rent and who may also be living in substandard housing.” “Two years ago, our nation was still feeling…

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Discrimination agreement reached in California

Posted on August 8, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it has approved a discrimination agreement between a Northern California fair housing organization and the owners and managers of two apartment complexes in Grennbae. The owners and agents were accused of disriminating against “against a female tenant with disabilities who requires an assistance animal.”…

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Posted in Compliance, Housing, Public Housing

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HUD fights housing discrimination with millions

Posted on August 3, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $38 million available to fight housing discrimination. HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) will head up the grant process. The grants “will support a variety of critical fair housing activities, including fair housing testing in the rental and sales market, public education efforts, capacity…

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HUD wants your thoughts on VAWA

Posted on August 2, 2017

The Department off Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is looking for comments on the Implementation of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. HUD posted a 60 day notice this week. The agency wants the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve “information collection.” Here’s a look at the information collection HUD seeks:…

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Posted in Compliance, Housing

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HUD Notice H 2017-05

Posted on July 27, 2017

These last few weeks, we’ve discussed HUD Notice H 2017-05 in our Tuesday Tips. This notice provides guidance to owners and management agents (O/As) of HUD multifamily assisted housing on the requirements of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs, Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on…

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