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Meta (formerly Facebook) Settles Fair Housing Complaint with DOJ

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has entered into a Settlement Agreement resolving allegations that Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc., has engaged in discriminatory advertising in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The proposed agreement resolves a…

HUD Finalizes New MOR Scheduling Protocol

Section 8 properties are subject to audits and inspections known as Management & Occupancy Reviews (MORs). HUD has recently introduced a new risk-based management and occupancy review schedule. The new schedule is designed to streamline and reduce the number of…

Court Rules Against Landlord and Will Not Dismiss LEP Case

A fair housing non-profit organization is suing two DeWitt, New York apartment complexes, alleging that they discriminate against foreign-born residents by refusing to rent to anyone who does not have someone who speaks English fluently living with them. CNY Fair…

HOME Funds Trigger Section 504 Compliance

One of the most common questions I get from clients with HOME funding for their project is whether Section 504 requirements apply when HOME funding is present. THE ANSWER IS ALMOST ALWAYS – YES! What is Section 504? Section 504…

Cooler Surfaces Create a Competitive Advantage

Multifamily housing developers – including those who build affordable housing – can reduce peak temperatures by replacing hot, dark surfaces – interior roads, rooftops, playgrounds, and parking lots – with cooler alternatives. With each summer seemingly getting hotter than the…

Novogradac Releases Study on 2023 Income Estimates

Novogradac and Company, a nationally recognized accounting firm in the area of affordable housing, has released a study on potential changes in income limits for 2023. Novogradac completed the estimates using five-year American Community Survey (ACS) data. When the Department…

HUD Updates National Nonmetropolitan Income Limits

When the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) published the 2022 income limits (effective April 18, 2022), the Department simultaneously published the National Nonmetropolitan Income Limits (NNMIL) as part of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the Income…

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…
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