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R&C Housing Notices

269th Edition: 2/17/2020-2/21/2020

News of Note

HUD Publishes "Get NSPIRED" Newsletter
On February 18th, REAC published its inaugural issue of "Get NSPIRED," a newsletter highlighting the new inspection model "NSPIRE", which aims to "bring more objective standards, value added inspection protocols, and scoring elements" to its physical inspection standards. In order to increase resident input into the inspection process, REAC plans to inspect 5 additional units that are identified by a resident group or selected via a risk model. HUD also plans to add a resident satisfaction survey component. For more information on the NSPIRE model priorities, demonstrations, and volunteer/program input opportunities,
MAP Closing Guide Chapter 19 Posted for Comment
FHA posted the revised Chapter 19 MAP Closing Guide to the Multifamily Drafting Table for comment. The updates incorporate current policy and processing changes since 2016, and join the revised Chapter 1 (Introduction), Chapter 10 (Management Analysis), and Chapter 14 (LIHTC Guidance), which FHA released in the fall of 2019. Comments are due on the drafting table by February 28, 2020.

Upcoming Events

Sarah Molseed to Speak on 2020 RAD Updates at ABA Teleconference
February 26, 2020

R&C Member Sarah Molseed will discuss 2020 updates to the RAD program including REV-4, RAD for PRAC, and others at the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Teleconference. Register for the teleconference here.

R&C Attorneys to Present on Emerging Issues in Accessibility & Fair Housing Best Practices
February 29, 2020

R&C Member Efrem Levy and Associate Iyen Acosta will present on "Emerging Issues: Accessibility & Fair Housing Best Practices" at the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association's Annual Meeting & Symposium in Palm Beach, FL. Interested individuals may register for the conference here through February 29.

Felicia Hulit to Speak at Eastern Lenders Association Annual Conference
March 11-13, 2020

R&C Member Felicia Hulit will speak on "Chapter 9 Environmental Updates" at the 2020 Eastern Lenders Association (ELA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. Register for the conference here.

R&C Attorneys will present on Year 15 and Year 30 LIHTC Strategies
March 18, 2020, 9AM-12PM

R&C Member Matthew Greeson and Of Counsel Vonda Orders will present "Soup-to-Nuts: Year 15 and Year 30 Preservation Strategies, Structures, and Financing" at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development in Lanham, MD. As a part of the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers' "Training & Capacity Building Series," this presentation will cover disposition, negotiating exit, and disposition strategies. Interested individuals may register for the series here.

Lisa Tunick to Speak on HUD Contracting Pitfalls at LeadingAge Event
March 24, 2020

R&C Member Lisa Tunick will present on "HUD Contracts and Pitfalls for Owners/Managers" at LeadingAge Georgia and South Carolina's 2020 Joint Annual Conference on Aging & Trade Show in Greenville, SC on March 24. Access more information on the conference here.

Federal Register Notices

HUD Corrects CDBG Grantee Application, Waivers, and Requirements Notice

Correction of Notice

February 21, 2020
85 FR 10182

This notice corrects portions of 85 FR 4681, "Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Disaster Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantees," initially published on January 27, 2020.
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