HFAs’ affordable housing efforts increasingly emphasize making homes and communities more sustainable by promoting energy-efficiency, connecting housing to jobs, increasing access to affordable transportation, supporting educational opportunity, and making homes healthier.
NCSHA Blog Posts
- May 8, 2013
The Departments of HUD and Justice (DOJ), which are jointly responsible for enforcing the Fair Housing Act, have released joint guidance regarding the “persons, entities, and types of housing and related facilities” that are subject to the accessible design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act.
- May 1, 2013
On April 30, HUD published a notice officially notifying the public of changes in its multifamily housing programs and organization that it had announced on April 24 and NCSHA had blogged about the next day. HUD says its goal is to fully implement these changes by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2016. The notice states that the reorganization is expected to enhance operational efficiency, as well as improve the service provided to HUD’s customers.
- Washington Post
- March 7, 2011
Always scrambling for funds for weatherization, Dale McCormick, agency director, got the idea of trying to make money by selling carbon offsets for the reductions in carbon emissions the agency was attaining through insulating, weather-stripping and caulking homes.
- October 14, 2010
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently announced that AHFC's Home Energy Rebate Program is one of the exceptional state-led energy-efficiency programs in the United States. ACEEE recognized a total of just 18 top programs from 14 states. AHFC's Home Energy Rebate Program received one of 10 honorable mentions awarded.
Sustainable Housing - Resources
- April 11, 2013
The Administration sent Congress yesterday its FY 2014 Budget, proposing funding for all federal programs, including HUD and the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rural housing programs.
- March 7, 2013
These documents and links provide implementation information on the FY 2013 sequestration.