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Are your NMA Master Books up to date?

Posted by NMA on Nov 2, 2016 9:36:18 AM

NMA’s revision services team has been working hard to get the latest editions of our Master Books written, published, and shipped to you!

2016: COMING SOON! For 2016, the NMA Public Housing Master Book has been brought current with all recent regulatory requirements and guidance, including:

  • Sweeping changes brought about by the final rule on streamlining administration regulations, issued March 8, 2016, including modifications regarding verification, utility reimbursements, annual and interim reexaminations, and proration of assistance for mixed families, among other areas of program administration
  • Implementation guidance on the final rule as described in Notices PIH 2016-05 and PIH 2016-06
  • Updates regarding the use of arrest records in denials and terminations per Notice PIH 2015-19
  • Other minor modifications and clarifications to bring the content current with HUD regulations and guidance

2016: COMING SOON! For 2016, the NMA Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Financial Management and Reporting Master Book has been brought current with all recent regulatory requirements and guidance, including:

  • Clarifications for HAP funding allocations based on the 2016 appropriations act, in addition to other updates as specified in Notice PIH 2016-04
  • Modifications to audit requirements to account for the redesignation of regulations to 2 CFR Part 200
  • Clarifications on the use of administrative fees per Notice PIH 2015-17
  • Revised reporting procedures for executive compensation as delineated in Notice PIH 2015-14
  • Changes to requirements regarding portability as set forth in the streamlining portability final rule
  • Modifications to account for the updated VMS user manual
  • The addition of several new exhibits to illustrate and explain financial concepts and processes
  • Insertion of additional citations and references to substantiate source material
  • Other modifications and clarifications to bring the content current with HUD regulations and guidance

Questions about your revision services subscriptions? Contact Laurie Durrett in our accounting department and she’ll be happy to assist you.

NMA revision services provide a yearly update to your NMA Master Books and model policies with explanations and guidance regarding the most current HUD rules and regulations. To stay updated on the latest program information, try a free 30-day trial subscription to the PIH Alert. Email sales@nanmckay.com to get started.

Topics: books and revision services, criminal records, fair housing, portability, Program News and Notices, recertification, rent calculation, streamlining, utilities

Affordable housing news 10/28/16

Posted by NMA on Oct 28, 2016 4:51:36 PM

Bloomberg: The difficulty of building new housing is getting to be a national crisis

FiveThirtyEight: Why so many poor Americans don't get help paying for housing

How Housing Matters: Momentum grows for housing as health care

The HUDdle: Putting a human face to homeless data

Los Angeles Review of Books: An opportunity to rethink housing policy

NLIHC: DOJ says landlords can't use overly broad generalizations when screening

Propublica: Is Facebook violating the federal Fair Housing Act?

Rooflines: Optimism and space: The Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference

Rooflines: Renters declare a national state of emergency

Urban Wire: Moving to Work expansion provides an opportunity to test new models

Urban Wire: Using cash transfers to expand housing choice

Washington Post: Challenging the cultural consensus on public housing

Topics: criminal records, fair housing, MTW, Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Congratulations to Sheron Stepney!

Posted by NMA on Aug 2, 2016 11:28:04 AM

Congratulations to Sheron Stepney at the East St. Louis Housing Authority, the winner of our #ThrowbackThursday contest! She shared a fantastic #NMAthrowback from 2001 on our Facebook page and has won an NMA Master Book of her choice. Thanks to everyone who participated!

NMA’s Master Book series is a complete program guide providing you with detailed explanations on how to apply the latest rules and regulations for the public housing and housing choice voucher programs.

These books clarify tough HUD regulations and are a valuable asset to anyone working in the affordable housing industry. NMA's revision services team has been working hard to get the latest editions of our Master Books written, published, and shipped to you.

2016: COMING SOON! For 2016, the NMA HCV Executive Management Master Book has been brought current with all recent regulatory requirements and guidance, including:

  • Sweeping changes brought about by the final rule on streamlining administration regulations, issued March 8, 2016, including modifications regarding verification, utility reimbursements, annual and interim reexaminations, and inspection protocol, among other areas of program administration
  • Changes to account for the final rule on streamlining portability, issued August 20, 2015
  • The addition of a new section on required PHA policies and policy development, with a focus on the consolidated plan, the PHA plan, the assessment of fair housing (AFH), and the administrative plan
  • Updates regarding the use of arrest records in denials and terminations per Notice PIH 2015-19
  • Other minor modifications and clarifications to bring the content current with HUD regulations and guidance

2016: COMING SOON! For 2016, the NMA HCV Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Master Book has been brought current with all recent regulatory requirements and guidance, including:

  • Several changes regarding inspection requirements brought about by the final rule on streamlining administration regulations, issued March 8, 2016
  • Further clarifications on the streamlining rule as described in Notice PIH 2016-05, which provided implementation guidance on various aspects of the rule
  • Other clarifications and corrections to bring the content current with HUD regulations and guidance, including topics such as lead-based paint and inspection accuracy

Got questions about the final rules on streamlining administrative regulations and portability? Don’t miss Nan’s legislative update at the The Housing Conference next month, where she’ll discuss acts of Congress, regulation changes, and what’s ahead for 2017.

Topics: books and revision services, criminal records, fair housing, inspections, portability, Program News and Notices, recertification, streamlining, utilities

Affordable housing news 7/8/16

Posted by NMA on Jul 8, 2016 11:31:22 AM

CBPP: Charting the impact of federal rental assistance

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: Divergent trends in housing expenditures and incomes have produced a widening inequality gap

Hyperallergic: Art exhibition on homelessness and the housing crisis

NLIHC: HUD releases new guidance on reentry models for PHAs

Rooflines: Key issues in implementing the new AFFH rule

Slate: What an affordable housing moonshot would look like

Topics: criminal records, fair housing, Program News and Notices

Affordable housing news 7/1/16

Posted by NMA on Jul 1, 2016 12:52:50 PM

Happy Fourth of July from everyone here at Nan McKay & Associates! Here's your affordable housing news for the week:

The Atlantic: How a house can shape a child's future

HousingWire: Second chances depend on affordable homes

The Nation: Who benefits the most from housing subsidies?

Urban Wire: Reduce poverty by improving housing stability

Washington Monthly: The man who reinvented public housing

The NMA office will be closed Monday and will reopen Tuesday morning. Enjoy your holiday!

Topics: criminal records, Program News and Notices

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