Compliance Update | February 2022
DOE Expands WX Client Eligibility! 

WPN 22-5: Expansion of Client Eligibility in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

We are thrilled to share the news that client eligibility for weatherization has been expanded with the release of WPN 22-5. The WPN states, "The Secretary of Energy approved DOE’s WAP to extend categorical income eligibility to HUD means-tested programs.” This expansion was the result of several years of collaboration and hard work by our partners at DOE. We are grateful for their time, effort, and commitment to streamlining client eligibility in the WAP. 
 
Extending WAP categorical eligibility to applicants who meet HUD’s income eligibility requirements better facilitates referral services for low-income households, reducing burden on both intake agencies and impacted households trying to obtain services. Additionally, this WPN supersedes previous guidance outlined in WPN 17-4, Multifamily housing – procedures for certifying income-eligible, HUD-assisted Buildings. 

  • Housing owned and operated by PHAs: WAP providers shall consider all such buildings managed by the PHAs referenced in this HUD Web page to be 100 percent income eligible. 
  • Privately owned multifamily buildings receiving project-based assistance: WAP providers should refer to these lists to determine the percentage of the units in each building that are income eligible. 
  • Privately-owned multifamily buildings that house residents receiving tenant-based assistance: WAP providers will determine the percentage of income-eligible residences by either contacting the building owner/manager to obtain such Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher records (from HUD’s Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program [TBRA]) or by individually verifying which residents hold such vouchers.
 
You can find the full WPN HERE. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions!  

With optional HCCP exam!

This 16.5-hour comprehensive ONLINE course is spread out over three days and specifically designed to assist affordable housing professionals in conquering tax credit compliance!

Trainer Gary Kirkman will delve deep into the tax credit regulations while providing real-world examples with practical application. Our interactive and engaging course will incorporate examples, knowledge checks, and poll questions on multiple compliance topics trained to test participants throughout the course.

Topics will include, but not be limited to:
  • Tax Credit Allocation Process
  • Development & Lease-Up
  • Acquisition/Rehab
  • Applications & Eligibility
  • Student Eligibility
  • Overview of Income Sources
  • Leasing & Certification Requirements
  • Multiple Programs Compliance

Registration fees:
  • Before Feb. 6: $500
  • After Feb. 6: $600
  • Online HCCP Exam – $204 (first-time) or $129 (re-take)

Take 15% off the cost of the class by using discount code KHRC2022 at checkout!

All attendees will receive a PDF course manual. 
Staffing Update
Please join us in extending gratitude and well wishes to Jacqueline Rathbun, who resigned from her position as KHRC's Contract Administration Director on Jan. 28. We wish her the best in her future endeavors and appreciate her years of service and leadership.

KHRC will notify housing partners when our new Contract Administration Director is in place. If you have questions specific to your Section 8 property during the transition, please post them to the Procorem workcenter. General questions can be emailed to CADirector@kshousingcorp.org.
Resources and Deadlines

HUD Updates Management Fee Schedule for Properties
The Multifamily Southwest Region, in accordance with the Management Agent Handbook, 4381.5, Chapter 3, is providing an updated fee schedule for properties within its jurisdiction. The new fee schedule is effective as of the date of this notice, January 1, 2022.

LIHTC Annual Report and Compliance Fees due March 15
Need additional help? LIHTC Annual Report and Tenant Event Portal tutorials are available in the Forms section of the Housing Compliance page. Looking for a refresher on using Procorem? Check out our online tutorials.
COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSP) – Round IV Payment Update

HUD is expected to compete their distribution of funds to HAP properties that submitted requests by the Nov. 18 deadline between Feb. 15 and Feb. 28. KHRC will post in your property’s Procorem Workcenter when we receive confirmation from HUD that your CSP request(s) were approved and when to expect payment. There is no need to contact EPS regarding any CSP payments, as these requests will not be submitted on your voucher.