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HUD Moves To Change Two Obama Era Fair Housing Policies

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

I wanted to pass along a couple of federal fair housing policy notes. Over the past two weeks, the Trump Administration has publically indicated a desire to change two points of federal housing law:- 1. On May 10, 2018,...more

FHA Requests Additional Funding for Information Technology Upgrades in Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

In recent testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, the acting FHA commissioner, Dana Wade, outlined FHA’s budget priorities...more

HUD to Reconsider Disparate Impact Rule

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will “shortly” seek public comment on whether its controversial disparate impact rule is consistent with the Supreme Court’s Inclusive Communities...more

Financial Services Weekly News - May 2018 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its Spring 2018 rulemaking agenda; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will seek public...more

Answering Questions About Assistance Animals, Swimming Pools, And Food Service Areas

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A couple of assistance animal related questions have hit my desk recently. At properties which have pools, can assistance animals accompany residents into the pool area? How about into the pool? No, I am not making that...more

DOJ Settles Design And Construction Fair Housing Act Case

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it settled a federal discrimination lawsuit filed against the owner, builder, and designer of a three building dormitory-style property near Central Washington...more

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Mortgage origination and servicing

by White & Case LLP on

Supervision - In 2017, the CFPB issued several final rules to clarify, revise, and update the regulatory framework applicable to the home mortgage origination and servicing market: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)...more

HUD issues new guidance regarding delayed submission of RAD draft closing packages

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Please find below a memo issued last week by HUD’s Office of Recapitalization regarding the delayed submission of draft closing packages for RAD conversions. ...more

HUD Proposes Increasing Monthly Rental Costs Paid By Low Income Residents Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Earlier today, Ben Carson, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), put forward a plan that could significantly change the amounts paid by Americans who live in public housing. The...more

Summary of Proposed Changes to HUD's LEAN 232 Loan Documents

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN Email Blasts that we receive, we at Pepper Hamilton are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. ...more

This Week in Congress: April 2018 #3

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The Senate convenes today at 3 p.m. The House will meet Tuesday at noon. French President Emmanuel Macron will be on Capitol Hill this Wednesday to address a joint session of Congress....more

HUD Files Racial Discrimination FHA Case In Mississippi

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced that it charged the owner and manager of a trailer park in Mississippi (with seven lots on 1.25 acres of land, each with water and utility...more

3rd Circuit Reopens FCA Suit Over Pittsburgh’s Use of Federal Funds

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently decided in a non-precedential opinion that a District Court judge erred in dismissing too quickly a False Claims Act (FCA) case in which fair...more

Texas General Land Office Releases Hurricane Harvey State Action Plan

by Locke Lord LLP on

On April 10, the Texas General Land Office (“GLO”) released a draft of the State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey – Round 1 (the “State Action Plan”). The State Action Plan outlines the GLO’s proposed use...more

2018 Spending Plan Boosts Funding for Affordable Housing

On March 23, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, a $1.3 trillion spending package that includes a 12.5% increase in low-income housing tax credit allocations over the next four years,...more

HUD OIG Issues Report on FHA Insured Loans Made to Delinquent Debtors

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

On March 26, 2018, HUD’s Office of Inspector General released a report on FHA insured loans made to borrowers with delinquent federal debt or who were subject to federal administrative offset for delinquent child support...more

Congress Passes, President Signs FY2018 Omnibus Spending Package

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill early on March 23, 2018, narrowly averting a government shutdown. Following a 256-167 vote in the House and a 65-32 vote in the Senate, the FY 2018 (FY18) omnibus spending package...more

HUD Regulation Requiring Face-to-Face Meeting Presents Compliance Challenge for Lenders Seeking Mortgage Foreclosure

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Dan-Harry v. PNC Bank, the Rhode Island federal court concluded that a mortgagor may bring a claim for damages and other remedies against a mortgagee on allegations of failure to conduct a pre-foreclosure face-to-face...more

This Week in Congress

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The House and Senate convene today at noon and 3 p.m., respectively. The FY 2018 omnibus bill will be hogging the spotlight this week, as lawmakers scramble to avoid a government shutdown. The deadline is March 23, and the...more

Road Block Lifted: Affordable Housing Actions Will Proceed In NJ Post Mercer Decision

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

New Jersey towns can no longer hide behind the stalled Mount Laurel process. On March 8, 2018, Judge Mary Jacobson established the methodology that judges will rely upon to calculate a town’s affordable housing obligation...more

You Can’t Simply Look The Other Way—New HUD/FHA Rules That Affect Your Associations

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

There are some new HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Rules that went into effect October 2016 which may have a significant impact on Condominium and Homeowners Associations, and although we very much dislike these new Rules...more

White House Releases New Infrastructure Framework

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On February 12, 2018, the White House released its “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” proposing a legislative framework for the nation’s infrastructure needs. Key components of the proposed...more

HUD Issues Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for Third Quarter 2017

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

On February 9, 2018, HUD published in the Federal Register a listing of Regulatory Waivers it granted from July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017....more

Familial Status Discrimination Case (Concerning A Family With 12 People) Settles In California

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Last fall, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) resolved a familial status fair housing case that I wanted to highlight. Familial status, of course, is the protected class which covers families with...more

HUD Awards $37 Million to Fair Housing Organizations to Fight Housing Discrimination

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is awarding $37 million to more than 150 national and local fair housing organizations to fight housing discrimination under its Fair Housing...more

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