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HUD Issues MOR Rule and Notice

On June 27, 2022, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) published the Management and Occupancy Review (MOR) Rule and Notice in the Federal Register. The rule becomes effective on September 26, 2022. This final rule follows the 2015…

A. J. Johnson Partners with Colorado Housing on Average Income Webinar

A.J. Johnson will be presenting Average Income Minimum Set-Aside: Requirements and Best Practices on July 19, 2022, at 11:00 am (EST). This class will be offered through Colorado Housing and Finance Authority’s chfareach educational programming for affordable housing property owners and managers.  The…

HUD Publishes Various Income and Rent Limits

HUD has published the Fiscal Year 2022 income limits for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA), the HOME Program, and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF). These limits will be effective…

HUD Publishes 2022 Income Limits

On April 18, 2022, HUD published the 2022 income limits for HUD programs as well as for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Bond programs. The limits are effective on April 18, 2022.  The limits for the LIHTC and…

Apartments & Pets – To Allow or Not

Owners of multifamily housing often struggle with whether or not to permit pets at their properties. Until recently, in some areas, it was nearly impossible to find apartment communities that permit pets. While that has begun to change,  there are…

Remote Work – Here to Stay

Now that the pandemic is showing signs of waning and life is beginning to return to normal, we are all eager to see if the workplace will also look like it did pre-pandemic. The answer is becoming increasingly clear –…

Treasury Announces ERA1 Reallocation for Round 2

The Department of Treasury has announced the Round 2 reallocations for the Emergency Rental Assistance 1 (ERA1) funds. This was a reallocation of funds that were not used by the entities to whom the funds were initially allocated. A total…

HUD to Enforce Carbon Monoxide Protections in HUD Projects

On January 31, 2022, HUD issued Notice H-2022-01, clarifying federal requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and detectors. CO is a byproduct of fuel-fired combustion appliances such as furnaces and water heaters. If these appliances are not properly vented, the…

Zillow Home Sales Draw Congressional Scrutiny

Zillow’s plans to sell a large portfolio of single-family homes to institutional investors is drawing attention from Congress. Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are raising concerns that these investors will turn the homes into rental properties –…

HUD Awards $20 Million for Eviction Protection and Diversion

In a first-of-its-kind action, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $20 million in grants from its Eviction Protection Grant Program. These grants are being awarded to legal service providers to assist their efforts in providing legal…
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