• September 14, 2017
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    The U.S. Senate earlier today confirmed Pamela Patenaude’s nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The final vote approving Patenaude’s nomination was 80-17, with all Republicans and most Democrats voting in favor.

  • March 16, 2017
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    The Administration sent Congress this morning its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” proposing deep cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other federal agencies, with the exception of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, which would see funding increases.

  • March 9, 2017
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    Earlier today, various news sources, including the Washington Post and The Hill, published troubling reports about leaked documents indicating that the Trump Administration is considering more than $6 billion in cuts to HUD programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. According to these reports, the Administration may propose the elimination of several HUD programs, including HOME.

  • February 12, 2015
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    The Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards submission period is currently open. The awards, named after a former ULI trustee and ULI Foundation chairman, aim to honor local and state initiatives, programs, and policies that support and promote the production, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable housing. Applicants for the awards must be a state (or a department or office within a state) or a unit of a local jurisdiction. The programs or policies submitted for the awards must have at least 25 percent of the units dedicated to households earning up to 120 percent of the HUD area median income (AMI). Exceptions can be made to the AMI requirement for programs and policies based in very high-cost areas if the applicant demonstrates the need for the initiative.

  • September 5, 2014
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    This week, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) released a report entitled "Housing America’s Older Adults: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population." The report examines a number of trends for older adults, defined in the report as those aged 50 years and older, including housing preferences, disability rates, and income.

  • April 3, 2014
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    On April 2, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan testified before the Senate Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee on HUD’s FY 2015 budget request. Subcommittee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) stated in her opening statement that the December 2013 budget deal she struck with House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) provides an opportunity for the appropriations committees to return to regular order and pass individual spending bills.

  • March 13, 2014
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    Since the Administration released its FY 2015 Budget on March 4, federal agencies have released additional details about their Budget requests. NCSHA has updated and expanded its initial preliminary Budget analysis to include additional information on proposed housing program funding levels and policies.

  • March 12, 2014
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    On March 5, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Ben Metcalf released a memorandum outlining the Office of Multifamily Housing’s highest policy priorities for calendar year 2014.

  • September 17, 2013
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    Join Housing Finance Agencies and other industry professionals this October 19-22 as they explore the latest issues in multifamily housing at NCSHA’s Annual Conference and Showplace.

  • May 9, 2013
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    NCSHA submitted testimony on HUD’s housing and USDA’s Rural Housing Service (RHS) programs in response to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees’ invitation to submit outside witness testimony on FY 2014 appropriations.