RBD FASTFacts and Sample Forms

RBD FASTFacts– Temporary IR Practices COVID-19
This RBD FASTFact explains how owner/agents may want to modify their Interim Recertification processes to address residents’ loss of income.
RBD FASTFacts -Utility Allowance Factor 2020
This document was prepared by RBD to assist you when calculating your utility allowance adjustments. The 2020 utility allowance factors were effective on February 11, 2020.
RBD FASTFacts - Medical Expense Examples
HUD provides limited information about medical expenses included in the Medical Expense Deduction. In an effort to provide a comprehensive list of medical expense deductions, we have taken HUD’s guidance and taken guidance provided by the IRS via IRS Publication 502 and have compared both federal agency’s guidance.  In an effort to create a more comprehensive policy and to ensure that residents are treated in a fair and equitable manner, we created an unofficial list of medical expenses including some guidance on how these medical expenses may be treated when determining the medical expense deduction for qualified families. If HUD provides guidance in any of the known HUD resources or clarifications, we use HUD guidance. If HUD is silent, we consider guidance provided by the IRS and attempt to incorporate HUD rules.
 
RBD FASTFacts - OMB Forms Rules
This is an updated version of HUD's Forms Matrix which can be found on HUD's RHIIP website.
 
RBD FASTFacts – VAWA Forms Distribution Requirements
This document explains the VAWA forms distribution requirements.  This include HUD Form 5380 - VAWA Notice, HUD Form 5381 - Model VAWA Emergency Transfer (VET) Plan, HUD Form 5382 VAWA Certification, HUD Form 5383 - VET Request, and HUD Form 91067 VAWA Addendum.  This document also includes sample VAWA language for your TSP and House Rules.
 
RBD FASTFacts – Criminal & Other Screening
The Supreme Court disparate impact ruling caused all owner/agents to reevaluate criminal and other screening criteria. This FASTFact provides information about HUD’s criminal screening requirements.
 
RBD FASTFacts – The EIV Master File
Review this document to understand the requirements for keeping a property EIV Master File. 
 
RBD FASTFacts– Streamlined Verification
Owner/agents now have the option of using Streamlined Verification for fixed income. This means third-party verification documents are obtained once every three years instead of annually. This document explains this new verification method.
 
RBD FASTFacts - Income for Teacher - Options for Interim Certifications
Calculating/projecting income for seasonal employees can be challenging. Review this document to explore options to reduce the number of interim certifications. 
 
RBD FASTFacts– Hoarding
Owner/agents should understand that hoarding may be a side effect or symptom of a disability. Review this document to obtain some insight in to your Section 504 responsibilities. 
 
RBD FASTFacts– The Section 504 Coordinator
Owner/agents with 15 or more employees, regardless of their location or position, must assign a person to coordinate efforts to comply with Section 504. Review this document for a summary of Section 504 Coordinator responsibilities.
 
RBD FASTFacts– Charging for Damages Caused by Bed Bugs
HUD has concluded that owner/agents may charge for damages caused by bed bugs. However, owner/agents must implement reasonable process to determine if bed bugs infestations were caused by a resident, resident’s guest or resident’s service provider. 
 
RBD FASTFacts– Social Security Number Exemptions for Minors
On April 6, 2016 HUD published the Streamlining Final Rule which added a new Social Security Number Disclosure exemption for minors (under the age of 6) at move in. This document explains the old rule and the new rule for auditing purposes.
 
RBD FASTFacts– Creating Certifications When More Than One Family Shares Custody
Special Rules apply when a child lives in more than one assisted unit. This document provides a brief explanation of the rules regarding income, deductions and occupancy standards.
 
RBD FASTFacts– HUD Lease Requirements
Be sure that you fully understand the rules regarding lease documents as they relate to the HUD Multifamily housing programs. 
 
RBD FASTFacts– Tenant Organizations
Owner/agents are required to encourage residents to participate in tenant organizations. Review this document to understand key requirements for HUD’s Mutifamily Housing programs. 
 
RBD FASTFacts– HUD File Recordkeeping Requirements
This document provides a summary of the recordkeeping requirements for applicant files, resident files and EIV reports.