The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families by building strong communities and quality affordable homes. Construction professionals that specialize in the building of HUD-funded residential properties, public spaces, and services must comply with the department’s standards and regulations. This means that the buildings must be designed and constructed in a manner which protects the public.
HUD’s Broad Array of Programs
Construction professionals are advised to be cognizant of HUD’s programs, initiatives, and mandates and ensure that they align themselves with the requirements of each accordingly. The following is just a brief overview of the programs that contractors can participate in. Review HUD’s website and consult with a HUD attorney in Tampa for further guidance.
- Section 3 Program
- The FHA 203(k) Program
- HUD-specific wage and hour laws
- Multi-family housing requirements
- RAD Program
- Fair Housing Act
Who Should Work With a HUD Lawyer?
Builders and contractors looking to grow their business need to be aware of HUD’s programs and requirements and ensure that they are in compliance. Failing to meet HUD regulatory compliance can result in complaints against your business. Contact a HUD attorney in Tampa if you:
- Received any complaint, charge, or notice of violation from HUD
- Need to obtain contractor eligibility for HUD Fair Housing Section 3
- Need assistance with Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
What HUD Lawyers in Tampa Can Do For You
An experienced HUD lawyer in Tampa is one that is highly knowledgeable about the nuances of each HUD program policy. If you receive a complaint, charge, or notice of violation from any division within HUD, or need assistance with HUD contracts, an attorney from our firm can help you understand your obligations, provide you with legal advice, and provide you with aggressive representation in the following ways:
- Meeting RFP requirements for HUD projects
- Complying with HUD regulations
- Help with HUD contracts
- Meeting wage and hour requirements when bidding on projects
- Help finding contract work opportunities
Choose Cotney Construction Law
Cotney Construction Law is a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Firm dedicated to serving the construction industry. Since 1999, we have represented hundreds of contractors from all trades by providing them with an extensive repertoire of services.
Our HUD division focuses on helping contractors of various trades with HUD-related compliance, regulation, enforcement, and litigation issues. If you want to grow your business in this arena or need legal representation, you will benefit from the expertise of a HUD attorney in Tampa.
If you would like to speak with an experienced HUD attorney in Tampa, please submit our contact request form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.