The long-awaited Change 4 to HUD Handbook REV-1 “Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs”, has. HUD Handbook Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs. Transmittal Notice for Revision 1 – Change 4 (August 7, ). Change 4 to HUD Handbook REV-1 “Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs” has been posted to.

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Prior guidance was to simply stop billing. Participants with passing scores earn a COS certification; others receive certificates of participation. If there are extenuating circumstances, an AR effective January 1 can be submitted when the certification is complete.

It is the total monthly cost of housing an eligible family. This has the effect of reducing the amount of a special claim, compared to the past, when there is a utility allowance involved.

The termination will result in an adjustment returning the subsidy billed for January through March. If there are no extenuating circumstances, the tenant must re-qualify with an initial certification effective no earlier than the first of the month after the AR recertification date.

Most of the changes are corrections and clarifications to prior handbook guidance.

A revised transmittal for the U. HUD announcements made via the RHIIP listserv copy circulated immediately via the LeadingAge Housing Management Listserv stated, “In response to Multifamily Housing’s business partner requests for a handbook implementation period, the Department is delaying the implementation of the requirements found in Change 4 until December 15, And, a small clarification to verification techniques was made in paragraphs Instruction is delivered through lecture and an integrated multimedia presentation.

Includes half-day certification exam. For foster children, the rules are the same as for a dependent child less than 18 years of age: However, there were several substantive changes including a modification to the month rule; a requirement to include the non-employment income of foster children and all income of foster adults on the ; a change in the definition of PRAC Operating Rent; and a relaxation of the rule requiring signatures prior to transmittal of gross rent change certifications that change the TTP or utility reimbursement—you now have 60 days to obtain those signatures and can transmit the gross rent change certification in the meantime.


If there is no utility allowance, contract rent equals operating rent. The transmittal outlines the specific areas where the changes have been incorporated.

HUD’s efforts to transform the affordable housing industry have resulted in a myriad of new rules, regulations, and standards.

Handbook REV-1 Change 3 Issued | MAHMA | Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association

The new handbook is effective on August 1. We have asked HUD for clarification before making other software changes. More details will be shared on this as they become available. Lecture with multimedia presentation Prerequisites: As a result, the appendices have been re-numbered. Skip to main content.

Calculator required ; 2 pencil, highlighter, sticky notes. HUD has not yet posted a new version of this form. For foster adults, all income is included in the household’s income.

Unfortunately, HUD did not make other handbook changes that should occur given the new definition. Computerized grading of the exam results allows each participant handboom see their numeric score, relative standing, and a detailed breakdown of their strengths and weaknesses. Includes half-day certification exam Format: A collaboration of respected occupancy trainers handgook continuing to compare the “original Change 4” with the “new Change 4” to determine if there are any additional changes, and are sharing their much-appreciated insights with LeadingAge.


Lecture with multimedia presentation. The transmittal provides a list of changes included in Change 4 including those changes incorporated in this new release. A revised transmittal uhd HUD Handbook We will keep you posted as we hear more about the Change 3 requirements.

To keep you in compliance, this change has been implemented in Property Manager.

Handbook 4350.3 REV-1 Change 3 Issued

NCHM’s COS, the most widely-sought certification in the affordable housing industry, is the definitive training for compliance at properties falling under the umbrella of HUD Handbook In addition to the revised implementation period, the revised transmittal identifies the removal of all appendices associated with Chapter 9 of HUD Handbook The December 10 revised transmittal, beyond addressing to concerns based on the initial August transmittal, also has additional changes.

Since Property Manager already auto-signs gross rent change certifications, you are all set with that change. Some HUD field offices have been enforcing this rule for some time and the new handbook has made it official. Members are encouraged to send in questions to cbloom leadingage.

The last major update, Change 3, was in July This means that, if a tenant has an AR due on January 1, you must terminate the tenant effective December 31 if any recertification is not complete when you create your HAP voucher for April.