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Fireworks Safety on Multifamily Properties

In a couple of days, we celebrate Independence Day and the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. Usually, it is […]

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Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Extended for Single Family Homeowners

In a HUD press release on Wednesday, June 17th, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that it is extending its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through August 31st for homeowners with FHA-insured Single Family mortgages. This two-month extension comes at a much needed time where homeowners are struggling to have peace of mind and financial security as they recover financially from the COVID-19 economic turmoil.

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HUD Update: Multifamily Property Search Tool

They can use the Multifamily Housing Property Search tool to find out if their property is covered under the eviction moratorium in the CARES Act. This includes Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811 properties.

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HUD, Census Bureau Release Rental Housing Finance Stats

HUD and the Census Bureau released the findings from the Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS) on June 3rd. And of the nearly 48.2 million rental housing units, 49% of them are in rental housing properties of just 1-4 units.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Residents

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development posted a revised version of its COVID-19 Guidance for Residents this week. The document addresses resident concerns during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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CDC: Household Cleaning and Sanitizing amid COVID-19

For those of you who have been trying to help your residents maintain the best sanitizing practices amidst the pandemic, here are some tips from the CDC on how to go about cleaning and disinfecting living spaces.

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How COVID-19 impacts Tenant Annual and Interim Recertifications

While COVID-19 seems to be at the forefront of all our minds, its impact on our industry is right there too. On Tuesday, March 24th, HUD released TRACS COVID 19 Notification 03_24_2020 Ver 1, where it lays out the impact of the ongoing crisis on Tenant Annual and Interim Recertifications.

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Warning from GSA: Scamming and Price Gouging

The General Services Administration (GSA) has posted to Interact, its outreach website, that there have been “reports of companies fraudulently claiming to be GSA vendors attempting to exploit legitimate COVID-19 concerns to mislead consumers into paying exorbitant prices for products associated with COVID-19.”

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HUD relays info on COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”)

HUD has included helpful fact sheets from the CDC on the virus that housing authorities, landlords, non-profits, and shelters can share with their residents, staff, friends, and families that provide steps they can take to help protect themselves:

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The REDLINES Exhibit Reveals Impact of Racial Zoning

The REDLINES Exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art revealed the significant impact of discriminatory zoning practices in the 30s and 40s in Birmingham, Alabama, that have had lasting effects even to today.

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