- HFA NewsMay 27, 2015
On Memorial Day, Governor Larry Hogan and Secretary Kenneth Holt announced a $20 million initiative that will give a significant boost to veterans and military families who are looking to buy a home in one of Maryland’s 86 Sustainable Communities.
- HFA NewsMay 21, 2015
On May 14th, 2015, the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) Board of Directors approved the allocation of $580,850 in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to an affordable housing development in Gillette, Wyoming.
- HFA NewsMay 8, 2015
Governor Larry Hogan and Secretary Kenneth Holt this week announced a $20 million initiative aimed at members of the Millennial Generation that will give a boost to otherwise qualified buyers who have been unable to move into homeownership because of significant student debt.
- Blog PostMay 26, 2015
Last week, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) released a proposed rule that would change how certain municipal bonds are classified under federal banking liquidity standards. Specifically, the proposal would allow large banks to count some of their municipal bond investments as high-quality liquid assets.
- Blog PostMay 26, 2015Franken and Portman Introduce Bill to Exempt Homeless Youth and Veterans from Housing Credit Student Rule
On May 21, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Senate Finance Committee member Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Housing for Homeless Students Act, S. 1412, which would add a new exemption to the Housing Credit student rule to allow full-time students to qualify to rent a Housing Credit apartment if they were a youth experiencing homelessness at any point within the seven years prior to moving into their Housing Credit apartment (according to the definition of homeless children and youth used in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act) or if they are a veteran and were homeless at any point within the five years prior to moving into their Housing Credit apartment.
- Blog PostMay 21, 2015
Earlier this week, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing examining the Rural Housing Service (RHS) and the role it plays in the single-family mortgage market. During the hearing, Subcommittee members debated the findings of a 2012 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that suggested that RHS's single-family lending programs be consolidated with similar programs administered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The witnesses at the hearing were Tony Hernandez, the Administrator of RHS, and Mathew Scire, the Director for Financial Markets and Community Investment at GAO.