Become a Certified Occupancy Specialist

Become a Certified Occupancy Specialist

Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) is the most sought-after professional credential in the affordable housing industry. Many property management companies, governmental agencies, and other employers involved in affordable housing prefer and, often require, that...
Audit Techniques

Audit Techniques

MOR stands for “Management and Occupancy Review.” During an MOR, a representative from either HUD or your Contract Administrator (CA) will visit your site and perform an audit of your files and an inspection of your property. The MOR process is a lengthy one: it may...
HUD Rules Regarding Smoke Free Housing

HUD Rules Regarding Smoke Free Housing

In 2017, the HUD Office of Public and Indian Housing issued its Final Rule on smoking in public housing developments. Though the regulations restricting smoking have been in effect since August of that year, some managers and residents of subsidized developments...
HUD Passbook Rate

HUD Passbook Rate

In HUD affordable rental housing programs, public housing agencies (PHAs) and Owner/Agents are required to include projected income from assets when determining a family’s Annual Income for eligibility and rent calculation.  HUD has a special rule that must be applied...