Affordable Housing Headlines

June 5, 2024 — Urban Institue
With Climate Change Poised to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis, Policymakers Need Better Data to Make Informed Choices

May 31, 2024 — HUD
HUD Invests $84 Million to Transform Residents’ Lives

May 31, 2024 — The Daily Yonder
Affordable Broadband Program Sputters to a Halt, Ending Free Internet for 3.2 Million Rural Households

May 29, 2024 — NH&RA
Deduction to Credit – 45L Credits Easy Choice for Developers

May 24, 2024 — HUD
HUD Makes $26 Million Available to Promote Fair Housing and Root Out Discrimination

May 8, 2024 — Nixon Peabody
HOTMA rules take effect on May 31, 2024

May 7, 2024 — HUD
HUD Revitalizes Housing Voucher Program

May 7, 2024 — HUD
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $5.5 Billion in Grants for Affordable Housing, Community Development, and Homeless Assistance to Drive Economic Growth

May 6, 2024 – House Financial Services Committee (Democrats)
Maxine Waters, Ranking Member, Calls on Appropriators to Fund Critical Provisions to Combat Housing and Homelessness Crisis, Support Small Businesses and Protect Nation’s Investors

May 6, 2024 — HUD
HUD Announces New Critical Investments in our Nation’s Public Housing

May 2, 2024 — HUD
HUD Announces Nearly $90 Million to Make Low-income Families’ Homes Safer and Healthier

May 2, 2024 — HUD
HUD Issues Fair Housing Act Guidance on Applications of Artificial Intelligence

April 25, 2024 — HUD
Fact Sheet: HUD Prioritizes Resilient, Efficient, and Green Homes and Community Development

April 18, 2024 — HUD
HUD Updates Multifamily Insurance Deductibles to Address Rising Costs of Wind and Storm Coverage

April 17, 2024 — The Hill
Impatience over stalled tax deal grows in Senate

April 2, 2024 — Coalition of Housing Groups
Broad Housing Coalition Statement on Purported “Rent Control” on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Communities

May 2, 2024 — HUD
HUD Issues Fair Housing Act Guidance on Applications of Artificial Intelligence

April 25, 2024 — HUD
Fact Sheet: HUD Prioritizes Resilient, Efficient, and Green Homes and Community Development

April 18, 2024 — HUD
HUD Updates Multifamily Insurance Deductibles to Address Rising Costs of Wind and Storm Coverage

April 17, 2024 — The Hill
Impatience over stalled tax deal grows in Senate

April 2, 2024 — Coalition of Housing Groups
Broad Housing Coalition Statement on Purported “Rent Control” on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Communities

March 26, 2024 — Shelterforce
Soaring Property Insurance Rates Threaten Affordable Housing Development

March 18, 2024 — Shelterforce
How Are LIHTC Rents Set—And Why Can’t So Many Renters Afford Them? (VIDEO)

March 13, 2024 — HUD
HUD Launches Website to Combat Source of Income Discrimination for Families Using Housing Vouchers

March 11, 2024 — HUD
HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Announces Resignation

March 11, 2024 — The Hill
Biden unveils sweeping budget blueprint for next term

March 8, 2024 — Department of Energy
Case Study: Using Whole Home Energy Rebates to Preserve Affordable Multifamily Housing

March 8, 2024 — Nixon Peabody
Tax Court rules on including construction period finance costs in LIHTC basis

March 6, 2024 — The Hill
House approves spending package to avert shutdown

March 6, 2024 — AP
House passes $460 billion package of spending bills, with Senate passage likely before shutdown deadline

March 6, 2024 — House Financial Services Committee (Democrats)
Maxine Waters, Ranking Member, Delivers Opening Statement During Full Committee Hearing with Fed Chair Powell: “As House Republicans Continue to Disappoint, Committee Democrats are Offering Evidenced-Based Solutions to Keep a Fair and Affordable Housing Agenda as the Top Priority in Congress.”

March 5, 2024 — Department of Treasury
Treasury Department Announces New Efforts to Increase Housing Supply in the United States

March 5, 2024 –– Department of Treasury
Treasury’s Housing Agenda

March 3, 2024 — The Hill
Congress unveils long-awaited funding bills ahead of shutdown threat 

March 1, 2024 — EPA
EPA launches new office to strengthen engagement with agricultural and rural communities

January 1, 2024 — The Hill
4 ways the government funding fight could play out in January

December 28, 2023 — Harmony Housing Affordable Development
Harmony Housing Affordable Development Launches with Acquisition of Greystone Affordable Development

December 21, 2023 — Shelterforce
How to Really Reform the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

December 21, 2023 — FHFA
FHFA Announces Increase in the Enterprises’ LIHTC Cap

December 12, 2023 — The Hill
Congress struggles to lock down key funding deal before heading home

December 7, 2023 — Senate Finance Committee
Wyden, Sullivan, Panetta, Carey Introduce Legislation to Improve Housing Affordability for Middle-Income Families

December 7, 2023 — HUD
HUD Extends Public Comment Period By 9 Days for Proposed Rule to Remove Criminal Conviction Restrictions for Fair Housing Testers

December 6, 2023 — HUD
HUD and DOE Announce New Partnership to Decarbonize U.S. Building Sector at COP28

December 6, 2023 — HUD
HUD Launches Free Energy and Water Benchmarking Service for HUD-Assisted Multifamily Properties

December 6, 2023 — House Financial Services Committee (Democrats)
Ranking Member Maxine Waters Delivers Opening Statement During Housing Hearing: “House Republicans…Want to Slash Federal Housing Programs By 30 Percent and Hope the Private Sector Fixes It.”

December 3, 2023 — The Hill
Congress can help make housing affordable — it just has to act

November 30, 2023 — Shelterforce
LIHTC for Regular People

November 28, 2023 — NCHSA

November 27, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards $25 Million to Public Housing Agencies to Expand More Housing Choices for Families

November 20, 2023 — USDA
USDA and the U.S. Small Business Administration Strengthen Partnership to Create Jobs and Economic Growth in Rural America

November 17, 2023 — AP
Biden signs a bill averting a government shutdown for now, with Israel and Ukraine aid still stalled

November 16, 2023 — USDA
FACT SHEET: Year Two of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at USDA

November 15, 2023 — Shelterforce
LIHTC: How It Started, How It’s Going

November 15, 2023 — Shelterforce
How Are LIHTC Rules Enforced—And How Well?

November 15, 2023 — The Hill
Senate passes Johnson bill to fund government, averting shutdown threat

November 1, 2023 — White House
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Over $5 Billion to Support Rural Communities During Investing in Rural America Event Series

October 27, 2023 — NCHSA
NCSHA Releases New Recommended Practices in Housing Credit Administration

October 24, 2023 — HUD
HUD Expands More Housing Choices to a Total of 800,000 Households with Rental Assistance

October 24, 2023 — Novogradac
OCC, FDIC, Fed Publish Final CRA Rule: Equal Weight Given to Community Development Activities

October 23, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces ConnectHomeUSA Virtual Summit to Bridge the Digital Divide for HUD-Assisted Families

October 23, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces $40 Million to Hire New and Maintain Existing Service Coordinators for Residents of Public and Indian Housing

October 19, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces $40 Million to Hire New and Maintain Existing Service Coordinators for Residents of Public and Indian Housing

October 19, 2023 — HUD
Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $100 Million for Energy Efficiency and Climate Resilience Upgrades in 1,500 Low-Income Households

October 18, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces Expansion of the ConnectHomeUSA Initiative to Bridge the Digital Divide for HUD-Assisted Families

October 12, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces $212 Million Funding Opportunity to Expand Affordable Housing Options for Persons with Disabilities

October 6, 2023 — Nixon Peabody
HUD enters new era of physical inspections with the NSPIRE Program

October 4, 2023 — Housing Matters
What Policymakers Should Know about Institutional Investors’ Role in the Housing Market

October 3, 3023 — HUD
HUD Awards $160.1 Million in Grants to Create and Preserve Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors

October 1, 2023 — AP
Government shutdown averted with little time to spare as Biden signs funding before midnight

October 3, 3023 — HUD
HUD Awards $160.1 Million in Grants to Create and Preserve Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors

October 1, 2023 — AP
Government shutdown averted with little time to spare as Biden signs funding before midnight

September 29, 2023 — AP
McCarthy’s last-ditch plan to keep the government open collapses, making a shutdown almost certain

September 28, 2023 — Rural Development
On Oct. 1, USDA will Begin Using Most Recent Census Data to Determine Eligibility for Rural Development Programs

September 28, 2023 — Department of Treasury (CDFI)
Treasury Guarantees $300 Million in Bond Financing for Projects in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

September 25, 2023 — The Hill
Congress stares down shutdown deadline

September 22, 2023 — Department of Treasury (CDFI)
Treasury Department Announces $5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credit

September 21, 2023 –– The ACTION Campaign
184 Local Government Leaders Sign Onto Letter in Support of the AHCIA of 2023

September 21, 2023 — HUD
Worst Case Housing Needs: 2023 Report to Congress

September 19, 2023 — Multifamily Dive
How to retain maintenance workers in a competitive market

September 14, 2023 — Roll Call
House GOP starts to coalesce around stopgap funding plan

September 14, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards $8.6 Million to Provide Rental Assistance to Native American Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

September 13, 2023 — Housing Matters
How Tenant Screening Practices Can Undercut Equitable Housing Access

September 13, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards $10 Million to Public Housing Agencies for Safety and Security Needs

September 13, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces Funding to Support Energy Efficiency and Climate Resilience in Multifamily Assisted Housing Properties as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

September 13, 2023 — The Hill
HUD Announces First Wave of Inflation Reduction Act Funding to Support Energy Efficiency and Climate Resilience in Multifamily Assisted Housing Properties

September 13, 2023 — The Hill
McCarthy pitches combining funding bills into ‘minibus’ amid GOP spending fights

September 11, 2023 — The White House
President Biden Announces Key Nominees

September 9, 2023  — HUD
HUD Announces $157 Million to Address Housing-Related Hazards and Lead-Based Paint

September 6, 2023 — The Hill
Senate looks to take control in spending fight with House

August 23, 2023 — House Financial Services Committee (Democrats)
Ranking Member Waters, Committee Democrats Urge FHFA to Provide Robust Protections for Renters Living in Enterprise-Backed Multifamily Homes

August 22, 2023 — House Financial Services Committee (Democrats)
Ranking Member Waters Requests GAO Study on the Impact of AI and Other Technologies on Access to Fair and Affordable Housing

August 21, 2023 — USDA
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $700 Million to Connect People in Remote and Rural Areas to High-Speed Internet

August 17, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards Nearly $140 Million to Protect Families from Lead and Other Home Health and Safety Hazards

August 16, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces Waiver Package to Help Hawaii Communities Recover from Fires

August 16, 2023 — The Hill
Why a stopgap funding bill could face a rocky road in the House

August 14, 2023 — White House
Biden-Harris Administration Releases Final Guidance to Bolster American-Made Goods in Federal Infrastructure Projects

August 11, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces Assistance for Hawaii in Wake of Fires

August 10, 2023 — FHFA
FHFA Announces Results of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Dodd-Frank Act Stress Tests

August 10, 2023 — Department of Treasury
U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS Release Final Rules and Guidance on Investing in America Program to Spur Clean Energy Investments in Underserved Communities

August 4, 2023 — HUD
HUD Publishes Updated Public and Assisted Housing Guidance for Treatment of Solar Programs for Residents to Benefit from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

August 4, 2023 — Department of Treasury
Vice President Harris, Treasury Department Announce Over $175 Million to Support Small Businesses as Part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Agenda

August 2, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces Partnership with the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) to Address Appraisal Bias and Discrimination

March 27, 2023 — HUD
HUD Publishes Updated Guidance for Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance Contract Renewals

March 23, 2023 — House Financial Services Committee
Ranking Member Waters Commends Biden Administration for Reinstating Critical Fair Housing Rule to Root out Systemic Housing Discrimination

March 21, 2023 – Fannie Mae Multifamily
A New Milestone for our Positive Rent Payment Pilot

March 20, 2023 – HUD
New High-Speed Internet Guide Highlights Unprecedented Funding to Support Underserved Communities

March 17, 2023 — HUD
HUD Restores “Discriminatory Effects” Rule

March 15, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces Overhaul of Disaster Recovery Program to Better Deliver for Impacted Communities

March 15, 2023 — House Financial Services Committee
Ranking Member Waters Urges Democrats to Secure Critical Housing Investments in President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

March 14, 2023 — Shelterforce
New AFFH Rules: What You Need to Know

March 13, 2023 — HUD
HUD Releases Fiscal Year 2024 Budget in Brief

March 10, 2023 — The White House
The American Rescue Plan (ARP): Top 15 Highlights from 2 Years of Recovery

March 9, 2023 — HUD
Statement by Secretary Marcia Fudge on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

March 9, 2023 — The White House
FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Budget Lowers Housing Costs and Expands Access to Affordable Rent and Home Ownership

March 9, 2023 — The Hill
Here’s What Biden’s 2024 Budget Does on Taxes

March 9, 2023 — The White House
FACT SHEET: The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

March 9, 2023 — Office of Management & Budget
President’s Budget Bluprint

March 8, 2023 — HUD
Secretary Fudge Pens Open Letter on Addressing Junk Fees That Renters Face

March 8, 2023 — Nixon Peabody – Affordable Housing Alert
HPD Implements Private Housing Finance Law Amendment Permitting Collection of Rental Assistance Rents Above Legal Rents

March 8, 2023 — Fannie Mae Multifamily Wire
Introducing a New Option for Converting SARMs to a 5-Year Fixed

March 6, 2023 — Rural Development
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Actions, Investments to Create Fairer Markets, Lower Prices

March 3, 2023 — Yardi Matrix
Insurance Rates Soar Where Climate Risk Abounds

March 2, 2023 — Nixon Peabody – Tax Credit Alert
New Opportunities for Renewable Energy Tax Credits on Low-income Developments

February 28, 2023 — Federal Housing Finance Agency
FHFA Announces $545 Million for Affordable Housing Programs

February 28, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards more than $794 Million for Affordable Housing Activities in Native American Communities

February 24, 2023 — HousingWire
FHFA Delays Implementing New Products Rule (sort of)

February 23, 2023 — Fannie Mae Multifamily Wire
Looking Ahead on Duty to Serve

February 16, 2023 — Fast Company
Apartment construction is booming, but that won’t change your rent

February 15, 2023 – Congressional Budget Office
The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2023 to 2033

February 15, 2023 — USDA
Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Nomination of Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Deputy Secretary of USDA

February 14, 2023 — EPA
EPA Announces Initial Program Design of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

February 9, 2023 — HUD
HUD Issues Updated Guidance to Enhance Use of Supportive Services Programs at Properties for Low-Income Seniors

February 6, 2023 — Rural Development
Biden-Harris Administration Delivers on its Promises to Invest in Rural People, Climate-Smart Solutions, and America’s Food System

February 3, 2023 — Rural Development
USDA Launches Rural Data Gateway to Strengthen Partnerships and Expand Access to Resources for People in Rural America

February 2, 2023 — Department of Treasury
Treasury Welcomes Clear Guidance on Pillar Two Global Minimum Tax, Tax Credit Protections

February 2, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards $315 Million in Historic Grants to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

February 1, 2023 –– HUD
HUD Announces New Resources for Advancing Housing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

January 30, 2023 — Rural Development
Biden-Harris Administration Invests $2.7 Billion to Improve and Expand Rural Electric Infrastructure

January 27, 2023 — Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae Multifamily Closes 2022 With $69 Billion in Volume

January 19, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces New Proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Rule, Taking a Major Step Towards Rooting Out Longstanding Inequities in Housing and Fostering Inclusive Communities

January 19, 2023 – Federal Housing Finance Agency
FHFA Announces Enhancements to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Radon Standards for Multifamily Properties

January 13, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces $568 Million Available to Address Lead-based Paint and Additional Housing-related Hazards

January 4, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards $24.7 Million to Provide Affordable Housing to Support Community Living for Non-Elderly People with Disabilities

March 23, 2023 — House Financial Services Committee
Ranking Member Waters Commends Biden Administration for Reinstating Critical Fair Housing Rule to Root out Systemic Housing Discrimination

March 21, 2023 – Fannie Mae Multifamily
A New Milestone for our Positive Rent Payment Pilot

March 20, 2023 – HUD
New High-Speed Internet Guide Highlights Unprecedented Funding to Support Underserved Communities

March 17, 2023 — HUD
HUD Restores “Discriminatory Effects” Rule

March 15, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces Overhaul of Disaster Recovery Program to Better Deliver for Impacted Communities

March 15, 2023 — House Financial Services Committee
Ranking Member Waters Urges Democrats to Secure Critical Housing Investments in President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

March 14, 2023 — Shelterforce
New AFFH Rules: What You Need to Know

March 13, 2023 — HUD
HUD Releases Fiscal Year 2024 Budget in Brief

March 10, 2023 — The White House
The American Rescue Plan (ARP): Top 15 Highlights from 2 Years of Recovery

March 9, 2023 — HUD
Statement by Secretary Marcia Fudge on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

March 9, 2023 — The White House
FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Budget Lowers Housing Costs and Expands Access to Affordable Rent and Home Ownership

March 9, 2023 — The Hill
Here’s What Biden’s 2024 Budget Does on Taxes

March 9, 2023 — The White House
FACT SHEET: The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

March 9, 2023 — Office of Management & Budget
President’s Budget Bluprint

March 8, 2023 — HUD
Secretary Fudge Pens Open Letter on Addressing Junk Fees That Renters Face

March 8, 2023 — Nixon Peabody – Affordable Housing Alert
HPD Implements Private Housing Finance Law Amendment Permitting Collection of Rental Assistance Rents Above Legal Rents

March 8, 2023 — Fannie Mae Multifamily Wire
Introducing a New Option for Converting SARMs to a 5-Year Fixed

March 6, 2023 — Rural Development
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Actions, Investments to Create Fairer Markets, Lower Prices

March 3, 2023 — Yardi Matrix
Insurance Rates Soar Where Climate Risk Abounds

March 2, 2023 — Nixon Peabody – Tax Credit Alert
New Opportunities for Renewable Energy Tax Credits on Low-income Developments

February 28, 2023 — Federal Housing Finance Agency
FHFA Announces $545 Million for Affordable Housing Programs

February 28, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards more than $794 Million for Affordable Housing Activities in Native American Communities

February 24, 2023 — HousingWire
FHFA Delays Implementing New Products Rule (sort of)

February 23, 2023 — Fannie Mae Multifamily Wire
Looking Ahead on Duty to Serve

February 16, 2023 — Fast Company
Apartment construction is booming, but that won’t change your rent

February 15, 2023 – Congressional Budget Office
The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2023 to 2033

February 15, 2023 — USDA
Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Nomination of Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Deputy Secretary of USDA

February 14, 2023 — EPA
EPA Announces Initial Program Design of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

February 9, 2023 — HUD
HUD Issues Updated Guidance to Enhance Use of Supportive Services Programs at Properties for Low-Income Seniors

February 6, 2023 — Rural Development
Biden-Harris Administration Delivers on its Promises to Invest in Rural People, Climate-Smart Solutions, and America’s Food System

February 3, 2023 — Rural Development
USDA Launches Rural Data Gateway to Strengthen Partnerships and Expand Access to Resources for People in Rural America

February 2, 2023 — Department of Treasury
Treasury Welcomes Clear Guidance on Pillar Two Global Minimum Tax, Tax Credit Protections

February 2, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards $315 Million in Historic Grants to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

February 1, 2023 –– HUD
HUD Announces New Resources for Advancing Housing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

January 30, 2023 — Rural Development
Biden-Harris Administration Invests $2.7 Billion to Improve and Expand Rural Electric Infrastructure

January 27, 2023 — Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae Multifamily Closes 2022 With $69 Billion in Volume

January 19, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces New Proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Rule, Taking a Major Step Towards Rooting Out Longstanding Inequities in Housing and Fostering Inclusive Communities

January 19, 2023 – Federal Housing Finance Agency
FHFA Announces Enhancements to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Radon Standards for Multifamily Properties

January 13, 2023 — HUD
HUD Announces $568 Million Available to Address Lead-based Paint and Additional Housing-related Hazards

January 4, 2023 — HUD
HUD Awards $24.7 Million to Provide Affordable Housing to Support Community Living for Non-Elderly People with Disabilities