Legislative Updates

AHMA-PSW’s Affordable Housing News 02/04/2020

  • HUD has issued a memo providing guidance on Assessing a Person’s Request to Have an Animal as a Reasonable Accommodation under the Fair Housing Act. This replaces previous HUD guidance FHEO-2013-01. HUD states this guidance to help housing providers distinguish between a person with a non-obvious disability who has a legitimate need for an assistance animal and a person without a disability who simply wants to have a pet.
  • HUD Multifamily West has sent out an email Rescinding the 2018 Late Payment Fee Memo concerning the collection of fees for late payment of rent in HUD subsidized properties.
  • CDLAC has announced that Judith Blackwell will serve as Executive Director of CDLAC in addition to her duties as Executive Director of CTCAC.
  • CTCAC has been notified of inquiries from a few different private companies requesting property information in regards to a market study they are working on, in collaboration with CTCAC. Please note, CTCAC is NOT currently working with any group on such market study and if you receive a call or email requesting information, please have them contact CTCAC’s Deputy Director, Anthony Zeto with CTCAC at 916-654-6340.
  • Information on the 2019 Tenant Demographic Data Collection is up on CTCAC’s website. Click here to view the details.
  • The 2019 Annual Owner Certification Package, Part I has been posted to the CTCAC website. In 2020, the AOC package will continue to consist of two parts. Click here for more information on the AOC Package or contact Julio Villanueva, Program Analyst at JVillanueva@treasurer.ca.gov.
  • The 2020 Compliance Monitoring lists are up on CTCAC’s website at: https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/ctcac/compliance/inspection_list.pdf and https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/ctcac/compliance/inspection-extended-use-list.pdf.
  • In January of 2020, CTCAC updated the Tenant Income Certification (TIC) Form and Tenant Household Information Form (THIF). Going forward, please start using the new updated forms, although CTCAC will provide a grace period through June 30, 2020. Starting July 1, 2020, all management companies must use the new TIC and THIF forms.