RD: Prepayment-Tenant Notification Stakeholder Listening Session – March 9, 2023

On February 18, 2023, RD’s Office of Multifamily Housing sent the following information: Multifamily Housing Stakeholders, Multifamily Housing’s Portfolio Management Branch will be holding a Prepayment: Tenant Notification Listening Session for stakeholders on March 9, 2023, at 2pm EDT, to present our proposed draft letters and communication strategy and receive feedback on potential enhancements.  You must register to join the…

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Insurance Issues and Deductibles – Rural Development

CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Regulatory Update February 28, 2023 Over the last several months, CARH members have engaged in several robust discussions during national and state meetings regarding the impact of increased insurance rates on rural properties’ operations. On December 20, 2022, CARH sent a letter to Rural Development (RD) outlining members’ concerns and asking…

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RD – Prepayment: Tenant Notification Stakeholder Listening Session – March 9, 2023 at 2pm EDT

Rural Development Office of Multifamily Housing sent out the following information. CARH will post the registration link once provided. February 22, 2023 Multifamily Housing Stakeholders: When owners of Section 515 and Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing properties apply for prepayment of their loans, Rural Housing Service Multifamily Housing staff communicates with current tenants of these…

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ONLINE Rental Exchange: A CARH Preferred Buyer –Savings for Your Business While Supporting CARH

CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Member Update February 22, 2023 One of the many benefits of national CARH membership is the opportunity for companies to participate in CARH’s Preferred Buyers program. We have been able to combine the size and strength of our membership to negotiate national supplier agreements at preferred pricing with large national vendors: …

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HUD Announcement: NSPIRE Opt-Out FAQ 2023 for Eligible MFH Properties

On February 21, 2023, HUD’s Office of Housing sent out the following announcement: Dear Multifamily Owners and Stakeholders, NSPIRE Opt-Out FAQ 2023 In the agency’s Federal Register Notice FR-6160-N-03, HUD announced a modified NSPIRE Demonstration (Demo) beginning April 1, 2023. At this time, HUD will conduct inspections of record for certain properties in HUD’s Demo program.…

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HUD: HOTMA Final Rule Available – Important Changes for Multifamily Owners and Operators

The following information was sent to HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing on February 14, 2023.  Dear Multifamily Owners and Program Operators,    Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published its final rule in the Federal Register implementing the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). The official publication in the Federal Register…

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CARH Scholarship Foundation Increased Scholarship Amount for 2023 Recipients!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! February 14, 2023 Dear CARH Members: As originally announced via email on December 19, 2022, the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Scholarship Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Scholarships! At that the time, it was announced that, beginning in 2023, an additional seventh scholarship would be added, and that…

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