The July edition of “The Down Payment Report” features an interview with NCSHA Executive Director Stockton Williams and coverage of HFAs meeting the demand for down payment assistance in their states.
The Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program was established in the wake of the Great Recession to assist struggling homeowners and communities in states disproportionately impacted by foreclosures and unemployment.
NCSHA welcomed Stockton Williams on board as the organization’s new Executive Director, following his appointment by the Board of Directors. Here, Stockton recorded the following message for NCSHA’s members
On July 18, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding round for the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF). The CDFI Fund this year will award approximately $142 million to CDFIs and qualified nonprofit housing organizations to finance affordable housing activities, related economic development activities and community service facilities.
On July 18, Senator Todd Young (R-IN) introduced S.3231, the Task Force on the Impact of Affordable Housing Crisis Act. The bill establishes an 18-member task force charged with evaluating and quantifying the impact of affordable housing on other government programs and making recommendations to Congress on how to use affordable housing to improve the effectiveness of other federal programs and improve life outcomes.
Children’s HealthWatch, a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, children’s health and policy experts, finds that good health begins at home, not at a doctor’s office.
The Hogan administration today announced that Maryland SmartBuy, a nationally-recognized program that assists first-time homebuyers burdened with student debt, will expand in August 2018.
SDHDA announces approximately $17.5 million is available for funding during the 2018 application cycle for the HOME Investment Partnerships, Housing Tax Credit, Housing Opportunity Fund, Housing Trust Fund and Neighborhood Stabilization programs.
The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today awarded a total of $100,000 in State Housing Trust Fund grants to support the construction of homes in Hull and Pella.