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...
HUD Rises to the Occasion with COVID-19 Response

HUD Rises to the Occasion with COVID-19 Response

Recently I was privileged to join a group of national housing leaders on a special HUD Stakeholder Conference Call with Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary Ben Carson and Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery regarding HUD’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. All...
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...
NCHM Response to the COVID-19 Situation

NCHM Response to the COVID-19 Situation

I am reaching out to you today regarding the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and how NCHM is responding to it. Know that our first priority is the well-being of our customers, staff, instructors, students and their families and the millions of...
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...