Waiting List Administration – Housing Notice 2014-16

This Notice does not mandate any new practices for multifamily property owner/agents but does provide additional guidance regarding opening/closing waiting lists, placing applicants on the waiting list and applicant outreach.  It was published in response to community concerns that people with disabilities may be at a disadvantage regarding waiting list placement.  HUD is providing additional options for owner/agents to help address these concerns.  nThe Notice stresses that communications regarding the opening of the waiting list and other outreach efforts should be created in such a ways as to ensure compliance with HUD’s fair housing requirements.  This means that notices and other communications are provided in a manner that ensures meaningful access for persons with disabilities and for people with Limited English Proficiency.  nFor the complete notice, please visit:  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=14-16hsgn.pdf.