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3 Housing Authorities whose Resident Services Astounded us in 2020

Posted by NMA on Oct 7, 2021 12:29:29 PM

Mom and toddler smile at volunteers carrying a crib

We would like to highlight two more winners of the 2021 NMA Housing Awards—our Resident Service awardees—as well as one other agency whose work impressed us.

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA steps up

For one southern city, last year, during the height of the pandemic, necessity was the mother of invention.

The idea for the Beds for Babies/Beds for Kids program began when a member of the E. Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority maintenance team noticed children’s bedrooms without beds and asked if he could purchase the wood and supplies to build a bed for these children. This problem of infants and young children sleeping on the floor or co-sleeping with parents and siblings was elevated to Director J. Daniels and the entire staff of the EBRPHA. Turns out under the financial stress of COVID-19 some new parents were struggling to buy these pricey items.

Director Daniels and his team found that 50 children had been sleeping with their parents, on sofas or pallets.

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Topics: Community Service, Customer Service, FSS, Maintenance, NMA Housing Awards, Multifamily, Housing Choice Voucher, COVID-19

NMA's 2016 model policies shipped to subscribers!

Posted by NMA on May 26, 2016 10:55:58 AM

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.

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Topics: Books and Revision Services, Community Service, Criminal Records, EID, Flat Rent, HQS, Inspections, Over-Income Families, Portability, Recertification, Rent Calculation, Streamlining, Utilities

HUD publishes new guidance on streamlining final rule

Posted by NMA on Apr 12, 2016 12:52:19 PM

govt-columns.jpgThe 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.

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Topics: Books and Revision Services, Community Service, EID, Eligibility, Final Rule, HQS, Inspections, Occupancy, PIH notices, Reasonable Accommodation, Rent Calculation, Streamlining, Utilities

Are your NMA Master Books up to date?

Posted by NMA on Feb 11, 2016 2:38:38 PM

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

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Topics: Appropriations, Books and Revision Services, Community Service, Flat Rent, FSS, Notice PIH 2013-03, Public Housing Management, RAD, UPCS

Community service reports now available

Posted by NMA on Feb 2, 2016 11:16:46 AM

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) has announced the availability of four new reports to assist PHAs in administering the community service and self-sufficiency requirement (CSSR). Plans for release of the reports were announced in Notice PIH 2015-12, published in August 2015. The notice and the new reports were issued to assist PHAs’ understanding and administration of the CSSR and in response to an audit report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued in February 2015.

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Topics: Community Service, PIH notices

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