HUD Official: Let’s All Get Through this Together

Regulation | March 22, 2020

On March 22, HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing and FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery released a statement to ensure stakeholders “understand the status of our operations and our plans as health and economic events unfold and evolve.”

On March 22, HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing and FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery released a statement to ensure stakeholders “understand the status of our operations and our plans as health and economic events unfold and evolve.”

“The responses of our stakeholders, as always, should remain faithful to our Constitution, to the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to all Federal Laws and related regulations,” Commissioner Montgomery said.

While the statement did not reference any particular waivers, Commissioner Montgomery say, “Generally, we are waiving requirements that involve face-to-face contact or inspections that provide unnecessary risk.”

“HUD is working to ensure all housing assistance payments, operations funding, and other funding streams continue to be obligated throughout this period of uncertainty…. For the safety of multifamily residents and all stakeholders, including those related to potential quarantine procedures, again, please follow CDC’s guidelines and those of your local health officials,” Commissioner Montgomery said.

LeadingAge continues to work with HUD to secure specific guidance on waiving various regulatory requirements for HUD-assisted housing.

On March 22, HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing and FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery released a statement to ensure stakeholders “understand the status of our operations and our plans as health and economic events unfold and evolve.”

“The responses of our stakeholders, as always, should remain faithful to our Constitution, to the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to all Federal Laws and related regulations,” Commissioner Montgomery said.

While the statement did not reference any particular waivers, Commissioner Montgomery say, “Generally, we are waiving requirements that involve face-to-face contact or inspections that provide unnecessary risk.”

“HUD is working to ensure all housing assistance payments, operations funding, and other funding streams continue to be obligated throughout this period of uncertainty…. For the safety of multifamily residents and all stakeholders, including those related to potential quarantine procedures, again, please follow CDC’s guidelines and those of your local health officials,” Commissioner Montgomery said.

LeadingAge continues to work with HUD to secure specific guidance on waiving various regulatory requirements for HUD-assisted housing.