What's trending in Affordable Housing



October 03, 2016

Author(s): Harry J. Kelly

Busy couple of weeks for HUD’s fair housing agenda—new “limited English proficiency” guidance, harassment and direct vicarious liability and “Equal Access Rule” for CPD programs. Here’s what’s trending in affordable housing.

Fair Housing

New limited English proficiency guidance tops busy HUD fair housing agenda

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for HUD’s fair housing agenda. In this first of three blog posts discussing new HUD regulations, we focus on its guidance addressing discrimination against persons with “limited English proficiency,” or “LEP.”—Harry J. Kelly

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HUD finalizes fair housing policies on harassment and direct and vicarious liability

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for HUD’s fair housing agenda. In this second of three blog posts discussing new regulations and guidance, we focus on HUD’s final rule dealing with harassment-based violations of the Fair Housing Act, which was published earlier this month.—Harry J. Kelly

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HUD finalizes “Equal Access Rule” for CPD programs

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for HUD’s fair housing agenda. In this third blog post discussing new regulations and guidance, we focus on HUD’s recent modifications to its Equal Access Rule that address the needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals in shelters and other emergency housing situations.—Harry J. Kelly

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Upcoming Events

NRHC Rural Rental Housing Conference: An Exploration in Federal Rural Rental Housing Policy

Location: NRHC Office | Washington, DC

Date: October 4, 2016

Speaker: Richard Price

Topics include: Rural rental housing issues, rental assistance costs, multifamily portfolio, transfer and preservation process, LIHTC and much more.

Housing Issues in Focus: Beyond Policy: Nuts & Bolts of Doing Business with HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP | New York, NY

Date: October 27, 2016

Speakers:Nate Cushman, Dana Roper

Topics include: HUD Multifamily Transformation and HUD interaction with local agencies.

NLHA Fall Seminar: The Mature Section 8 Project

Location: Washington Marriott | Washington, DC

Date: October 27–28, 2016

Speakers: Monica Sussman, Tatiana Gutierrez, Richard Price

Topics include: The view from HUD, Section 8 Renewal Guide, occupancy and contract administration, exit strategies for property partners, avoiding common preservation transaction delays, HUD’s risk assessment and enforcement tools and much more.

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