On December 31, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Assessment Tool. The AFFH Assessment Tool is for use by local governments that receive CDBG, HOME, ESG, or HOPWA formula funding from HUD, and for joint and regional collaborations between (1)

According to a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement, some pets are allowed in the house. HUD filed and settled a civil rights lawsuit against RiverBay Corporation, a New York City-based affordable housing cooperative manager that owns and operates 15,372 residential units – the largest housing cooperative in the country, claiming the company maintained no-pets

Housing Plus blogger Sharon Wilson Géno will moderate a panel – Disparate Impact: How the Supreme Court is Reshaping Affordable Housing Policy in TDHCA v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. – on July 16 at the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association’s Summer Institute conference. She previews the panel discussion below.

It’s hard to disagree with

Housing Plus BlogToday, HUD issued the  final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), which represents HUD’s effort to provide guidance and standards for HUD grantees to comply with AFFH. The final rule requires cities, housing authorities, and other jurisdictions that receive HUD funds to conduct local analysis of HUD-provided data about racial and ethnic poverty

From May 20-22, a handful of our bloggers will speak at the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law in Washington, D.C. – an annual meeting that brings together pertinent developments, resources, strategies, and insights within the affordable housing and community development law community.

Molly R. Bryson, one of the Conference Planning

RoadAs a follow up to our January 12, 2015 post, HUD published a proposed rule that seeks to alleviate administrative burdens and streamline requirements across the public housing, Section 8, and multifamily housing rental assistance programs. Many of HUD’s proposals stem from innovations implemented by Moving to Work (MTW) participants. The proposed rule makes

On March 9, 2015, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a new notice pertaining to the applicability of Davis-Bacon labor requirements to housing considered to be “existing” housing under the project-based voucher (PBV) program (the Notice).  The notice supplements HUD’s June 25, 2014 final rule that amended the PBV regulations as well

On Friday, January 16, 2015, HUD announced the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant awards.  HUD is awarding $3.2 million in Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants to the following recipients:

City of Flint/Flint Housing Commission (Flint MI)

City of Gary/Legacy Foundation/City of Gary Economic Development Corporation (Gary IN)

Louisville Metro Housing Authority (Louisville KY)

Mobile Housing Board