On September 17, 2015, Arnall Golden Gregory’s Affordable Housing and Multifamily Residential Practices held the “HUD Multifamily Programs: Southeast Region Multifamily Update” breakfast briefing with guest speaker Ruben J. Brooks.
Mr. Brooks is the Atlanta Regional Multifamily HUB Director and directs multifamily investment activity, including the underwriting of market rate, tax credit and affordable housing transactions, loan production, asset management, operations and customers relations.
Mr. Brooks’ presentation included introducing members of Multifamily’s new Southeast Regional leadership team and the following key insights:
- HUD’s Multifamily Division has a new organizational structure (view here). The reorganization, which is nearly complete, changes how deals are staffed and responsibilities. A single underwriter will be assigned to each deal, and deals originating in the Southeast will be mainly underwritten in the Southeast depending on workload and capacity. Should there be underwriting limitations and/or constraints, the transaction will be outsourced via workload sharing to another region.
- If you are aware of an issue that might be novel or new to HUD, it’s better to bring that up before your application submission to avoid delays in processing and/or closing. The issue should be discussed either before or during the concept meeting with HUD.
- If you are doing a deal for a project that already has HUD financing, make sure you notify HUD’s Asset Management Team of the new transaction as soon as possible.
Arnall Golden Gregory’s Housing Practice is a national leader in planning, structuring and closing housing transactions involving tens of thousands of residential units and billions of dollars in project costs. If you have any questions about HUD-financed or other affordable or conventional projects, please contact practice co-chairs Jeffrey C. Adams and Althea J.K. Broughton.
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