Ballard Spahr submitted comments in response to HUD’s request for assistance in identifying existing regulations that may be outdated, ineffective, or excessively burdensome.

Our comments take into account the uncertain funding environment housing authorities face. In such situations, it is only reasonable to reduce regulatory burdens so the funding can be targeted at providing and maintaining the housing infrastructure. At the same time, we are mindful of key statutory provisions and the need to maintain tenant protections as well as fair housing, civil rights, environmental, and wage rate requirements.