RHIIP Notice #330 – OLHCHH Webinar on Successfully Adopting a Smoke-Free Housing Policy On behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), you are cordially invited to attend an informative webinar. For details on this RHIIP notice and how to register, click the link above.

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 Certificate program (Certificate Program). In accordance with Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,” HUD reviewed its regulations to identify regulations that are “outmoded, ineffective, insufficient or excessively burdensome.” Following its review, HUD determined that the Certificate Program regulations are obsolete and unnecessary because they govern a program that has been consolidated into another program, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Read more on this report, click the link above.

Affordable Housing Clarifications in MAP Guidance HUD recently issued the following memo regarding a new series of initiatives to support affordable housing production and financing. These initiatives include operational changes and clarifications of existing policies, as well as the Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide.

Memo to Affordable Housing Partners from HUD Regarding the Multifamily for Tomorrow (MFT) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) undertook an initiative in Multifamily last year known as “Multifamily for Tomorrow” (MFT). One of the components of the transformation of Multifamily involves consolidation and streamlining of systems and delivery methods, click the above link.

Notice of Program Eligibility for HUD Assisted and Insured Housing Programs for
All People Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Marital Status as Required by HUD’s Equal Access Rule
As a result of increased authority granted to HUD in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235, approved December 16, 2014) (FY 2015 Appropriations Act) to convert public housing and moderate rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) program assistance under the first component of RAD for a total of 185,000 units, HUD will review all applications on the waitlist and begin issuing CHAPs in accordance with this notice to maximize the effectiveness of the proposed conversion of assistance. Click the link above to review the full notice.

Effective Date: February 9th 2015 – Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) AAFs established by this Notice are used to adjust contract rents for units assisted in certain Section 8 housing assistance payment programs during the initial (i.e., pre-renewal) term of the HAP contract and for all units in the Project-Based Certificate program.

The Collaborative Strategy on Bed Bugs – Developed by the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup The Collaborative Strategy on Bed Bugs (the strategy) was developed by the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup to highlight ways that all levels of government, community, academia and private industry can work together within a community to reduce bed bugs across the United States.


SAHMA would like to give a shout out to our new members

  • Arbour Valley Management, LLC
  • Covenant Homes, Inc.
  • Greenville County DSN Board
  • J & M Roofing, Inc.
  • Koinonia
  • Millegdeville Housing Authority
  • Millennia Housing Management, Ltd.

Welcome aboard, we are happy to have you!

Interested in becoming a SAHMA Member, for details visit our homepage:

Sisson/Ownby Awards Program

Do you have someone in your organization or know of someone in our industry who is uniquely gifted and inspiring? Is working their way up the professional ladder one rung at a time? To submit a nomination, visit the SAHMA homepage for details. Sisson/Ownby Awards Program

Submissions are due Friday, June 12, 2015.


Have you registered for the 2015 South Carolina State Meeting for Affordable Housing? Register before February 26th to avoid late fees…. and don’t forget to book your hotel room by February 24th to take advantage of the special SAHMA room rate.


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