Participating in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs is a rewarding experience for contractors. However, compliance with HUD’s major programs is critical. If you are interested in participating in programs such as Federal Housing, Public and Indian Housing, and Community Planning and Development, you will benefit from the help of a HUD compliance attorney in Tampa.
Understanding HUD Regulations
A large percentage of urban renewal projects and renovation budgets in most states are made up of federal funds that are distributed by HUD. Construction professionals such as contractors and builders that participate in HUD-based contracts are affected by HUD’s programs and regulations and must make every effort to ensure they meet the requirements of the program they participate in to remain competitive. Contractors and builders who are unfamiliar with these regulations can find themselves up against regulatory and compliance issues, administrative enforcement actions, or litigation initiated by HUD’s Departmental Enforcement Center (DEC) Compliance Division.
How Can a HUD Compliance Attorney in Tampa Help You?
HUD programs are broad and the requirements of each program will vary. An attorney from Cotney Construction Law has extensive knowledge of HUD regulations and can ensure that you not only meet HUD compliance in Tampa but will also ensure that you overcome the barriers that contractors or builders often face. A HUD compliance attorney from our office can help you with the following:
- HUD contracts
- Any HUD complaints
- Responding to a HUD Notice of Violation
- Complying with wage and hour requirements
- Finding government-funded contracting opportunities
- Complying with Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements
- Meeting pre-qualification requirements for bidding
- Meeting budgeting design phase requirements
What Happens If You Do Not Comply?
An allegation of misconduct within any HUD program or operation can result in a complaint against you. Program violations can include false statements, embezzlement, theft, forgery, and bribery. The DEC processes sanction actions against those who do not comply with departmental requirements which include a suspension, debarment, or limited denial of participation (LDP). These sanctions are governed by Title 2, Code for Federal Regulations, parts 180 and 2424 and will temporarily prohibit you from participating in any governmental transaction until the completion of an investigation or legal proceeding, or restricts you from participating in a specific HUD program in a certain region. If you have been sanctioned, speak with a HUD compliance attorney in Tampa immediately to achieve a positive resolution of any regulatory action.
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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.