Department of Housing and Urban Development News Briefs - March 2022
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice Jan. 31 requiring carbon monoxide alarms and detectors in assisted housing. The notice, which covers all public housing, housing choice voucher, project-based voucher, project-based rental assistance, Section 202 and Section 811 homes, requires that they comply with the standards by Dec. 27, 2022. The notice also identified resources for the types of devices to install, maintain and monitor.
Twelve housing organizations, including the National Leased Housing Association and the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, submitted a letter Jan. 24 to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge seeking the withdrawal of a Nov. 15, 2021, memo regarding the valuation of rent comparability for nonshelter services. The letter states that limiting property valuations for such services could disincentivize such services, result in increased reliance on Medicaid-funded nursing homes and stymies efforts to promote tenant resiliency and self-sufficiency.