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HUD Releases New Section 8 Contract Renewal Guide 8/2015: The updated Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook was released on August 5, 2015. You can find the guide and associated documents on the HUDClips web site: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/mfhsec8

HUD Releases New Notice Explaining Equal Access to HUDís Housing Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Marital Status or Gender Identity:  HUD recently released Housing Notice 2015-06 Program Eligibility in Multifamily Assisted and Insured Housing Programs in Accordance with HUDís Equal Access Rule This Notice provides additional guidance addressing protections in place to ensure equal access to housing opportunities regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.

HUD Releases Notice Explaining Methodology for Completing a Multifamily Housing Utility Analysis: At the end of June 2015, HUD released Housing Notice 2015-04 Ė Methodology for Completing a Multifamily Housing Utility Analysis.  This Notice can be found on HUDClips (Click Here)  Deputy Assistance Secretary (DAS) of Multifamily Housing Programs Ben Metcalfe has released a memo providing additional guidance.  The DAS Memo can be found on HUDís web site (Click Here)  This notice builds on a previous memo issued by former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs Carol J. Galante.

New Notice about REAC Inspections: HUD recently released Notice H2015-02 Required Actions for Multifamily Housing Projects Receiving Failing Scores from HUDís Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)  This Notice discusses new rules and procedures for properties that receive a score of less than 60 on a REAC inspection.  HUD explains many of the procedures that are already in place at the Multifamily Housing Field Offices.  HUD also explains enforcement procedures to be used when a property experiences a ďSecond Consecutive REAC FailĒ.

Use of Marijuana:  HUD provides guidance regarding the use of marijuana, including medical marijuana.  Guidance discusses use of marijuana as a reasonable accommodation and recreational use of marijuana.  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=useofmarijinmfassistpropty.pdf


 

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