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NAHMA HUD Update: Follow-up HUD shutdown information

HUD HQ requested that we share the email below, as this email message was recently sent to O/As with contracts facing immediate funding lapses.  This week, NAHMA, our industry partners, and national media outlets learned that an estimated 1,150 contracts were not renewed prior to government shutdown, despite HUD’s assurances prior to government shutdown. Specifically, HUD was […]

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Lapse In Funding For HUD Multifamily Due To Government Shutdown – Rental Housing Journal

Federal Unpaid Workers Owe $438 Million In Rent And Mortgage Payments This Month The effects of the federal government shutdown on the housing market are wide-ranging and personal — unpaid workers still have to pay their rent or mortgage, while aspiring homeowners might see their loans in limbo, according to research from Zillow. About 800,000 unpaid […]

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Judge: Landlord must pay $220,000 for discriminating against ill tenant

A federal judge has ordered an Indianapolis landlord to pay $220,000 for discriminating against a sick tenant. U.S. District Court Judge William T. Lawrence ruled July 3 that Carolyn Smitley must pay about $220,000 in actual and punitive damages for violating the rights of Carolyn McGuffin, who was ill and confined to a hospital bed in her apartment. Smitley, […]

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Portland landlord is going to jail, after losing his last appeal of conviction in fire that killed 6

Gregory Nisbet, acquitted of manslaughter, got a 90-day sentence for a misdemeanor safety violation in his building on Noyes Street, the site of Portland’s deadliest fire in four decades. Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis said the case of landlord Gregory Nisbet, left, has made property owners more vigilant about fire safety. Staff file photo by Ben […]

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Assistance Animals Are Not Pets–Repeat–Assistance Animals Are Not Pets

http://rentalhousingjournal.com/articles/2018/07/06/assistance-animals-are-not-pets%E2%80%93repeat%E2%80%93assistance-animals-are-not-pets   “I didn’t know” is not an acceptable defense if you face a discrimination charge, so the Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on repeating advice that assistance animals are not pets when it comes to leasing your rentals. By Ellen Clark The typical story goes like this, where a prospective renter provides documentation from […]

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