USDA Rural Development Announces Standardized Appraisal Assignment Guidance for Multifamily Housing Programs

The Office of Multifamily Housing’s Production and Preservation Division is issuing standardized appraisal assignment guidance for the following Multifamily Housing Programs:  Section 515 Direct Loans, Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing and the Multifamily Housing Preservation & Revitalization (MPR). The guidance replaces the need for owners to request specific appraisal assignment guidance for each individual transaction.…

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USDA to Host Listening Sessions on Decoupling Rental Assistant – Proposal to Improve and Maintain Rural Rental Housing and Keep Tenants in Their Homes

The following information was distributed by Rural Development on June 15, 2023:   WASHINGTON, June 15, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA will host listening sessions on July 19 and July 25. USDA is seeking feedback on a proposal to make changes to…

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CARH’s 2023 Annual Meeting is Quickly Approaching – Discounted Registration Ends Friday, June 9!

CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Annual Meeting June 7, 2023 CARH’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Legislative Conference, which will be held June 26-28 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia, is just over two weeks away! As a valued stakeholder in the rural affordable housing industry, you don’t want to miss this important conference! A…

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Rural Development Announces Stakeholder Listening Sessions on Decoupling as a Preservation Tool for the Multifamily Housing Portfolio

On June 1, 2023, RD sent out the following information: In accordance with the FY23 Consolidated Appropriations Act, USDA is directed to conduct a series of stakeholder meetings and provide a report to Congress on how decoupling of Section 521 Rental Assistance (RA) from Section 515 Rural Rental Housing mortgages would be implemented. A critical…

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