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.
Last night the Senate voted to approve the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). The bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives in February, is expected to be signed into law next week. The bill has received widespread support from industry groups and advocacy organizations.
The new law contains a number of changes to program rules for the public housing and housing choice voucher (HCV) programs, homeless and veteran programs, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.
Here is a brief synopsis of major HOTMA changes. Remember that HUD must complete the formal rulemaking process before changes take effect.
We're pleased to announce that the 2016 editions of our model policies have shipped out! All revision service customers should receive these within a week or so.
Topics: Books and Revision Services, Community Service, Criminal Records, EID, Flat Rent, HQS, Inspections, Over-Income Families, Portability, Recertification, Rent Calculation, Streamlining, Utilities
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a 33-page notice containing guidance for implementing the streamlining final rule. The streamlining rule was published on March 8 in the Federal Register. Notice PIH 2016-05 is dated April 7, 2016.
The notice includes a three-page narrative followed by 15 attachments, each addressing a separate provision of the streamlining rule. Each attachment describes the applicable regulation, the programs to which the rule applies, a background and description of the change, whether the change is mandatory or discretionary, and the effective date for the change.