Must the tenant sign a 50059 if their portion has not changed?

50059 form

Question: If the utility Allowance remains the same does the tenant have to sign the computerized 50059? Answer: Some gross rent adjustments do not impact the tenant portion of the rent.  This occurs when either there is no utility allowance at the property or the utility allowance remains unchanged yet contract rent is adjusted.  In either scenario, when the owner generates HUD Form 50059As along with updates to previously completed full certifications with subsequent effective dates, tenant signatures on these certifications are not required. […]

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At what point is hoarding considered bad enough for an eviction?

When Is Hoarding considered Bad Enough For An Eviction

It is an important question that property owners have: At what point is hoarding considered bad enough for an eviction? If pest control can’t properly treat the apartment or if a foul smell is so bad you can’t remain in the apartment, is it reason enough for eviction if you have repeatedly asked them to clean up? When Is Hoarding considered Bad Enough For An Eviction: These are delicate situations that present challenges for onsite staff. You are tasked with […]

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REAC Clarifies Requirement

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Earlier this year, we posted an announcement regarding HUD’s new requirement for Owners to install carbon monoxide detectors in all assisted units by December 27, 2022. This week, leadership from HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) clarified that this new requirement does not apply to properties that have no gas-related building systems.  In other words, if all components of the property are run exclusively by electric power, carbon monoxide detectors are not required.  Owners must carefully evaluate all components of building […]

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Is there a limit on the number of Service/Companion animals if the tenant has all the proper documentation?

limit on the number of Service/Companion animals

Question: Is there a limit on the number of Service/Companion animals if the tenant has all the proper documentation? The property rules are 1 animal. Answer: No. The 4350.3 Handbook does not specify a limit on the number of Service/Companion animals a disabled individual may request. They may have multiple assistive animals that perform different tasks. That does not mean that you, as the owner, cannot limit the number of household pets at a property. Just be very aware of […]

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Can an existing 65-year-old single resident request to have their disabled adult child move into the property?

Can an existing 65-year-old single resident request to have their disabled adult child move into the property

Question: Can an existing 65-year-old single resident (Joe) request to have their disabled adult child (Kim) move into the property? Can Joe also request to be reclassified as the live in aide for Kim? Does the availability of different unit sizes play any role in answering this question? Answer: This is a 3-part question. We will answer each part separately. (4350.3 Paragraph 7-4.D and 7-4.E) 1. Whether or not an adult child is permitted to move into an elderly parent’s […]

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HUD Manager Occupancy Workshop – Live Seminar

Jenny Desilva dual entitlement HUD

Are you a new HUD multifamily manager OR a seasoned manager looking to build upon your occupancy skill set? Have you recently undergone a RAD PBRA conversion? If so, this is your class! During this LIVE and IN-PERSON two-day workshop we will cover the following topics: How compliant is my interview process? Are my forms effective in capturing necessary information? Is my interview process organized and efficient to result in timely certifications? Am I identifying and verifying income, assets, and […]

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HUD Publishes Final Rule on MORs That Incorporated Risk Based Scheduling

HUD Publishes Final Rule on MORs That Incorporated Risk Based Scheduling

On June 26, 2022, HUD published a new Final Rule on Streamlining Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) for Section 8 Housing Assistance Programs. This is the long-awaited rule that allows for risk-based scheduling of Management and Occupancy Reviews. Having reviewed this Rule and subsequently requested clarification from HUD on some elements, this is what we know. This information will help you decipher if and how this rule impacts your portfolio of properties subsequent MOR scheduling. Properties Impacted by this Final […]

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Pride Month Reminder: HUD Equal Access Rule

HUD Equal Access Rule

In honor of Pride Month, DeSilva Housing Group would like to remind our property owners and managers of the HUD Equal Access Rule (“EA Rule” or “EAR”). The HUD Equal Access Rule was enacted to protect the right to HUD housing programs for members of all categories of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, actual or perceived. All housing providers that receive HUD funding or provide housing covered by HUD insured-mortgages, or lenders who process HUD loans must comply […]

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April is HUD’s “Second Chance Month”

HUD's Second Chance Month

April is HUD’s “Second Chance Month” for providing affordable housing, even for those with criminal convictions. During the month of April, HUD has historically focused on promoting Fair Housing Awareness to the nation’s stakeholders. This year, they have added an additional component to this initiative and are now calling April “Second Chance Month”. Providing reasonable access to affordable housing, even for those with criminal convictions, while not circumventing federal guidelines, is a priority for the current HUD Secretary, Marcia L. Fudge. […]

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HUD 2022 Income Limits Released

HUD 2022 Income Limits Released

On April 18, 2022, HUD released the official HUD 2022 Income Limits (you can read the official page here). Owners of properties participating in HUD’s Multifamily Housing Programs must utilize these limits when processing Move-Ins and Initial Certifications HUD Form 50059s effective April 18, 2022 or later. Owners must verify the appropriate income limits are loaded into their compliance software. What To Know About HUD 2022 Income Limits Be advised, these income limits for HUD programs may vary from those […]

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