August 2015 Newsletter Resources

Sec. 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook Released The Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook was issued August 5. This guidance will apply to renewal and amend rent packages received by the Department (or...

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July 2015 Newsletter Resources & Updates

T-HUD Appropriation Bills Update:  On April 28, 2015, the House T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee released its draft funding bill for fiscal year 2016. The Senate T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee...

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2016 Training Calendar Announced

We are thrilled to announce that we will be working in cooperation with A.J. Johnson and VHDA to provide a full schedule of training events in 2016. In addition, we will continue to expand the...

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Supreme Court Rules on Disparate Impact

by A.J. Johnson On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Community Project, Inc. The ruling...

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June 2015 Ask the Expert

by A.J. Johnson Ask the Expert Question: What information will an auditor request or look for when conducting an audit for the HOME Program? Agencies that provide HOME funds to individual projects...

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Together, We All Win Workshop

You are invited to participate in a joint workshop: Together, We All Win Sponsored by HUD, VHDA, USDA, and DHCD June 26, 2015  |  10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The Virginia Housing Center 4224 Cox Road...

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RHS and HUD Merger Potential

A.J. Johnson sent us the following last week concerning the potential of a RHS and HUD Merger. During a recent hearing before a House Financial Services panel, a representative of the Federal Housing...

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Familial Status Discrimination Case

From A.J. Johnson: One of the Questions I often am asked during fair housing training is whether children can be restricted from playing in the common areas of apartment communities. The answer...

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February Resources

Removal of Obsolete Section 8 Rental Assistance Certificate Program Regulations This final rule removes from regulations obsolete references to the Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance...

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NAHMA Survey

Ask the Expert This time you are the expert NAHMA would like to hear about members’ experiences with affordable housing programs for working families, or “workforce housing”. Thank you in...

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Communities of Quality

Interested in becoming a Community of Quality? Download the Application Get more details at http://www.nahma.org/awards-contests/communities-of-quality/ We only accept COQ applications via Drop Box...

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Bed Bug Webinar on September 10

Free Webinar! In-house Bed Bug Prevention and Management Plan: Research Update from Virginia Tech September 10 | 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. ET* Multifamily housing communities are on the front lines of the...

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Medical Marijuana and Multifamily Housing

by A.J. Johnson An increasing number of states are legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine,...

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The Violence Against Women Act

By Mary Ross, CPO, FHS, MORS President, Ross Business Development, Inc. www.rbdnow.com VAWA (VAWA 2005, VAWA 2009/2010) provides legal protections to victims of domestic violence, dating violence or...

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Use of Medical Marijuana Growing

From AJ Johnson: As of April 2014, 21 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, and two states – Washington and Colorado – have legalized recreational use of...

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IRS Update

From Michelle Kitchen, Director of Government Affairs, National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA): Notice 2012-18, published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin on March 5, 2012,...

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Farm Bill Affects Rural Area Designation

After a three-year struggle, the Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) was finally passed by Congress on February 4, 2014, and will now go to the President, who has indicated that he will sign the bill into law. The...

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HUD Publishes 2014 Income Limits

On December 18, 2013, HUD published the 2014 income limits for HUD programs as well as for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Bond programs. The limits for the LIHTC and Bond projects...

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November Member Spotlight: The CT Group

The CT Group (CT) is a collection of affiliated management entities: CT Associates Inc., CT Management Inc., Charles Tini & Associates LLC, CT Services LLC, CT Management Services LLC, Property...

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Government Reopens

Scott McMillen, Government Affairs Coordinator for the National Affordable Housing Management Association, sent out the following email concerning the recent government shutdown and...

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Give Back

Give back. That’s what we’re focusing on at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing Conference, Nov. 12-14, in Richmond, Virginia. Most of us can say we have...

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Take a Look Around

Well, the something big that Mid-Atlantic AHMA has been talking about for months is finally here. Our new website is up and running. We are excited about the new look and are working to build the...

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TRACS 202(d) Implementation Delayed

Michelle Kitchen, Director of Government Affairs with NAHMA, sent out the following message from HUD. “TRACS 202(d) Implementation will be delayed due to pending paperwork approval for new and...

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