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Q&A: Occupancy of accessible units

QUESTION: My agency will have a vacancy soon in a unit that is fully wheelchair accessible. We have a request for an accessible unit from a resident who lives in another development. Her current unit has a ramp but she says the kitchen and bathroom are too small to turn around in her wheelchair.

We also have an applicant on the waiting list who has requested an accessible unit. He currently lives in a shelter. Can we offer the unit to the applicant instead of the resident? The applicant seems to have a greater need and we’d like to avoid the costs involved in a transfer.

ANSWER: No, the PHA may not offer the accessible unit to an applicant before offering it to a resident. Read the rest of the response here.

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HUD Marks the Start of Fair Housing Month With New Media Campaign

Share on TumblrThe U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has kicked off Fair Housing Month 2015 with the launch of a new national media campaign that will help the public recognize various forms of housing discrimination and what they … Continue reading

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President Nominates Shaun Donovan to Head OMB, Julián Castro to Head HUD

Share on TumblrAt a White House ceremony on May 23, President Obama formally nominated current HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to be the next Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro … Continue reading

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Obama expected to nominate Donovan to OMB, Castro to HUD

Share on TumblrPublished: May 19, 2014                    Posted by: Nan McKay and Associates Blog On Saturday several media outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, reported that President Barack Obama plans to nominate HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to replace … Continue reading

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We are thrilled to announce the 2014 NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference will be held this August 18-19 in Chicago, IL!

Share on TumblrThe NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference is the premier gathering of housing professionals across the country. Dedicated to providing you with our best, you’ll receive valuable information and enjoy lively discussions with industry experts. Featuring four professional tracks … Continue reading

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HUD Marks Fair Housing Month

Share on TumblrWASHINGTON – Each April, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses Fair Housing Month to mark the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the landmark law passed shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin … Continue reading

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Deaf student’s lawsuit over service dog spurs Portland State University’s $160,000 settlement

Share on TumblrAuthor:  Aimee Green, The Oregonian                   Published February 14, 2014 Portland State University has agreed to pay more than $160,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a deaf student who claimed she wasn’t allowed to live in … Continue reading

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What is Section 8? Who is eligible and how do I apply?

Share on TumblrWhat is Section 8? The Housing Choice Vouchers Program (often referred to as “Section 8”) is the federal government’s primary program to provide housing for very low-income families, as well as the elderly and disabled. It provides qualifying … Continue reading

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Public Notice from the Central Falls Housing Authority in Rhode Island

Share on TumblrThe East Providence Housing Authority is pleased to announce that it will distribute pre-applications for its Section 8 Waiting List for ONE DAY ONLY ON:  Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Pre-Applications may be … Continue reading

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Could You be in Violation of Fair Housing Laws Without Even Realizing It?

Share on TumblrAuthor: Elizabeth Whited via Rent Rite Directory As we all well know, the Fair Housing Act prohibits any type of discrimination from Real Estate Professionals when choosing who to rent their property or unit to in regards to … Continue reading

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