Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentHousing Handbooks, Policies and Links to HUD Regulatory Sites, and NAHMA Public Policy Positions

To help members more easily find topics on this page, it has been reorganized into alphabetical order (i.e., by first key word in the issue header, except, the word HUD is always disregarded in alphabetizing listings, and the key HUD Websites and Data Sets remain at the top)

Important HUD Websites & Information

HUD Channel on YouTube

HUD Data Sets

Broadband and Connectivity (HUD/FCC)

Contract Administration

Drug-Free Workplace

Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System

Fair Housing Issues

Fair Market Rents (FMRs) and Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs)

FHA Multifamily Mortgages

Financial Assessment Subsystem Guide

  • Click here to access the User Guide for submitting Audits to HUD

HOME Program


Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)

Lead-Based Paint

Lead-Based Paint: Template Letters for Those Invited to Participate in Big Buy

Limited English Proficiency Guidance (LEP)

Also, refer to NAHMA’s grassroots advocacy page for the latest LEP advocacy information.

Management and Occupancy Review for Subsidized Multifamily Housing Projects

Mark-to-Market Program

Medical Marijuana/Smoke-Free Policies

The Department has posted smoke-free housing toolkits to OHHLHC’s website at

Please read the cover letter here

These toolkits were developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and its partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics and are designed to provide information on smoke-free housing policies and suggested steps to take when implementing a smoke-free housing plan.

Mixed-Finance Development Interim Rule for Section 202, Section 811, and Tax Credits

Multifamily Asset Management and Project Servicing Handbook 4350.1

Occupancy Handbook 4350.3

At the time the revised Handbook 4350.3 Rev-1, Occupancy Requirements of Multifamily Housing Programs, was issued in August 2003, a mailbox was established to respond to questions on the handbook from tenants, owners, management agents, housing organizations, contract administrators, and HUD staff. A summary of the questions and answers was compiled and put through Departmental clearance. The answers to the questions included in the summary are considered official policy and are available at the link below:

Summary of Questions and Answers from Handbook 4350.3 Rev-1 Multifamily Mailbox

The 4350.3 Occupancy Handbook 4350.3 REV-1 was issued on June 12, 2003. HUD released the updated version 4350.3 REV-1, Change-1 on August 26, 2004. Change 1 includes corrections, clarifications and additions intended to make handbook instructions more clear. An erroneous reference is corrected in Chapter 2, and there are substantial changes made in Chapters 3 and 4. The Glossary was also updated. Specifically, Change-1 clarifies students must be independent from their parents to be eligible for assistance, clarifies non-citizens’ eligibility for temporary deferrals of assistance, and it incorporates guidance on collection of race and ethnicity information and screening and drug-related criminal activity.

Previous Participation Reviews (Form 2530s)

HUD memo dated Nov. 23, 2004, which revises its memo dated July 16, 2004 (see below) HUD memo dated July 16, 2004, which restates key aspects of its 2530 policy. See next item for 2530 policy as it relates to REAC Inspection Scores.

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)


  • All REAC-related information is provided on the separate NAHMA Webpage: REAC/NSPIRE Issues

Regulatory Barriers, Burdens, Streamlining Proposals and Related Topics

Section 8

Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide

Section 202/811

Sustaining Our Investment

Tenant Issues

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Documentation

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