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We bring you the latest news and regulatory changes in the affordable housing industry as they occur. Our articles keep you up to date on what’s new, while our Q & A’s solidify the real-world application of these many rules and regulations.

 

RHIIP Listserv Posting #390: VAWA Update

RHIIP Listserv Posting #390: VAWA Update Link to August 1 VAWA Training Now Available You can now watch the archived Multifamily Housing VAWA broadcasts on YouTube – The August 1, 2017 training, VAWA Final Rule from HUD/PBCA Perspective is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fZMC57-7Kk&feature=youtu.be The July 26, 2017, VAWA Final Rule from an Owner/Agent Perspective is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhraC7t2Cxo&feature=youtu.be. Both the August 1 and July 26 training slides are available here. Seeking Public Comment on Revised VAWA

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #389: NEW TRAINING VIDEOS: Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Policy Renewal Guide “Rent Comparability Studies”

RHIIP Listserv Posting #389: NEW TRAINING VIDEOS: Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Policy Renewal Guide “Rent Comparability Studies” On July 18, 2017, HUD posted on YouTube a series of four video training sessions on Chapter 9 of the Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide, “Rent Comparability Studies.”  These videos provide in-depth training on preparing and reviewing rent comparability studies (RCS). The Rent Comparability Study (RCS) is HUD’s tool for estimating market rents for Section 8

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #388: Link to July 26 VAWA Training Now Available

RHIIP Listserv Posting #388: Link to July 26 VAWA Training Now Available On July 26, 2017, the HUD website was experiencing technical difficulties for external audiences to view the live broadcast of the “VAWA Final Rule from an Owner/Agent Perspective.”  We apologize that this caused confusion and delay for many people.  Fortunately, the webcast was recorded and you can now watch the archived broadcast on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhraC7t2Cxo&feature=youtu.be.  The July 26 training slides are available

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #387: UPCOMING TRAINING: VAWA Housing Notice 2017-05

RHIIP Listserv Posting #387: UPCOMING TRAINING: VAWA Housing Notice 2017-05 On June 30, 2017, the Office of Multifamily Housing issued Notice H 2017-05, “Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2013 – Additional Guidance for Multifamily Owners and Management Agents.”  HUD will offer two live training webcasts.  The trainings will also be archived for later viewing.  No registration is necessary to participate.  Viewers will have the opportunity to email questions during each live broadcast.

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #386: Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A Has Been Delayed to 2018

RHIIP Listserv Posting #386: Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A Has Been Delayed to 2018 Please note the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A has been delayed to 2018.  Transition was scheduled to start August 1, 2017 and be completed by October 31, 2017, but will now be available according to this new timeline (timeline updated to reflect additional information from July 12, 2017 post on HUD website): Date Activity/Task Description July

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #385: Additional Updates to Handbook 4350.1 Posted for Review

RHIIP Listserv Posting #385: Additional Updates to Handbook 4350.1 Posted for Review One additional draft chapter of the “Multifamily Asset Management and Project Servicing” HUD Handbook 4350.1 has been posted to the “Multifamily Policy Drafting Table” for a 30-day review period.  As many of you know, the handbook serves as a resource for staff, industry partners, and owners and agents.  Please use this link to access the following newly posted chapter: Chapter 8.03 Servicing and

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HUD publishes new Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook that applies to all renewal and amend rent submissions post-marked on or after July 28, 2017

HUD publishes new Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook that applies to all renewal and amend rent submissions post-marked on or after July 28, 2017 The new Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook was issued by HUD on June 30, 2017 and is effective July 28, 2017. This means that all submissions post-marked on or after July 28, 2017 must follow these rules. For a full list of 27 changes made, refer to the transmittal. The more significant

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #384: New Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Posted

RHIIP Listserv Posting #384: New Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Posted On June 30 2017, the Department issued the new Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide. The transmittal cover sheet provides a summary of the changes with links to the changes in the document. The new Guide is posted under “SECTION 8 RENEWAL POLICY GUIDE (published June 2017)” at http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/mfhsec8.cfm. The policy changes will be effective for all renewal or amend rent packages received by the

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RHIIP Listserv Posting #383: Housing Notice H 2017-05 VAWA posted on HUDClips and Save the Dates for VAWA Training

RHIIP Listserv Posting #383: Housing Notice H 2017-05 VAWA posted on HUDClips and Save the Dates for VAWA Training On June 30, 2017, the Office of Multifamily Housing issued Notice H 2017-05, “Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2013 – Additional Guidance for Multifamily Owners and Management Agents”. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final rule regarding the implementation of housing protections authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of

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HUD Email Outage: 7/3/2017-7/5/2017

HUD Email Outage: 7/3/2017-7/5/2017 On Thursday, July 6, HUD issued the following email: Dear HUD Multifamily Participant: On Monday, July 3rd, HUD experienced an email outage due to technical issues, stopping the flow of external email to HUD users from late Monday, July 3rd and through Tuesday, July 4th. Email service was fully restored yesterday, July 5th. Any external emails sent to HUD from 3:00pm EST on Monday through 10:00am EST on Wednesday are non-recoverable.

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