Sharon Wilson Geno

Sharon Wilson Geno

Ballard Spahr LLP

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HUD Notice Has Potential To Encourage Broad PHA Renewable Energy Rollout

In an effort to support President Obama's July 2013 Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued Notice PIH-2014-18 (HA). The notice offers guidance on federal incentives for...more

8/21/2014

Upcoming Bi-Partisan Policy Center Housing Summit shows that housing truly is “The Color Purple”

Did you catch the news clips of the House and Senate leadership holding hands and singing during the “Kumbaya” moment at the recent ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? (Check it out on...more

7/25/2014 - Affordable Housing Housing Market Legislative Agendas

RAD expansion and “Pay-For-Success” Utility Demonstration among the innovations included in the Senate’s mark of the T-HUD...

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its draft Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2015. While the bill generally falls short of the funding...more

6/16/2014 - Appropriations Bill Barack Obama Conservation Energy Federal Budget RAD T-HUD Water

HUD Adopts New Accessibility Standard

On May 23, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its adoption of an alternative accessibility standard for construction and alteration of housing and other facilities subject to Section 504 of...more

5/30/2014 - Accessibility Rules ADA Affordable Housing Fair Housing Fair Housing Act Housing Developers HUD Section 504

Is it time to take the “Public” out of Public Housing?

The public housing program, our nation’s first investment in housing, is 77 years old this week. Although for most of the last 20 years much of the funding for revitalizing public housing has come from private sources, in the...more

4/24/2014 - Public Housing Public Housing Authorities

HUD Guidance Addresses Housing Choice Voucher Funding Shortfalls, Tenant Protection Vouchers

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued guidance for implementing its fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget for Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), including requirements for obtaining additional HCV...more

3/24/2014 - HUD Landlords Tenants

President Releases FY 2015 HUD Budget

President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), released on March 4, 2014, increases funding for many programs compared to the fiscal year 2014 appropriation. It also...more

3/7/2014 - Federal Budget HUD Public Housing RAD Program

Congress Releases FY 2014 HUD Appropriations Bill

Congress passed the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week. The bill increases funding for many programs compared to funding levels in fiscal year 2013....more

1/20/2014 - Appropriations Bill Federal Budget HUD

U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Examines Disparate Impact Theory in Fair Housing and...

On November 19, 2013, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services conducted a hearing titled "A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory." Under the...more

11/25/2013 - CEQA Civil Rights Act Disparate Impact Fair Housing Act Fair Lending Oversight Committee Title VII

HUD Issues Proposed Rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a proposed rule for complying with the Fair Housing Act’s requirement that HUD program participants affirmatively further fair housing....more

7/29/2013 - Community Development Block Grants Emergency Solutions Grants Fair Housing FHA HOME Funds HOPWA HUD

HUD Issues Revised Instructions for Rental Assistance Demonstration

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released revised instructions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program....more

7/3/2013 - HUD Public Housing RAD Program Rent

HUD Announces New Category of Funding To Address Housing Choice Voucher Funding Shortfalls Resulting from Sequestration

On May 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Notice PIH 2013-12, "Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program," (the Notice)....more

5/31/2013 - Federal Budget Federal Funding Housing Choice Vouchers HUD Sequestration

President Releases Fiscal Year 2014 HUD Budget

President Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), released on April 10, 2013, increases funding for many programs. The budget also includes legislative language that...more

4/15/2013 - Federal Budget HUD Proposed Legislation Public Housing

Mortgage Banking Update - March 08, 2013

In This Issue: - Kentucky County Clerks Cannot Sue MERS for Failure To Record Mortgage Assignments, Sixth Circuit Rules - Bipartisan Policy Center Proposes New Directions for National Housing Policy - FTC...more

3/8/2013 - Assignments Class Action MERS Mortgages Recording Requirements

Bipartisan Policy Center Proposes New Directions for National Housing Policy

The Housing Commission of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) recently released proposals for reforming federal housing policy. The Housing Commission report, issued on February 25, 2013, proposes a number of changes to...more

3/1/2013 - Affordable Housing Fannie Mae FHA Freddie Mac Housing Commission Mortgage Loan Originators National Housing Policy

HUD Grants Temporary Administrative Flexibilities to Housing Authorities

HUD has granted temporary flexibilities for the public housing and housing choice voucher (HCV) programs administered by public housing authorities (PHAs). Intended to lessen administrative burdens in light of reduced federal...more

1/24/2013 - Federal Funding HUD Public Housing Authorities

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