- September 6, 2018by Katelynn HarrisOn September 5, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing on “The Cost of Regulation on Affordable Multifamily Development.” The hearing focused on federal, state, and local regulations and policies that affect affordable multifamily housing development. Addressed in the hearing were factors that drive up the cost of multifamily development, including but not limited to compliance costs, federal regulations, zoning rules, and building codes.
- August 27, 2018by Katelynn HarrisSenate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Middle Income Housing Tax Credit Act of 2018, S. 3365, which would create a new state-administered tax credit, modeled after the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), to stimulate the development of rental housing for middle-income households earning up to 100 percent of area median gross income (AMGI).
- August 16, 2018by Katelynn HarrisOn August 16, NCSHA submitted comments to HUD on the agency’s 2013 Disparate Impact Final Rule, which implements the Fair Housing Act’s discriminatory effects standard. HUD had requested public comments on the rule because it is considering modifying the rule in light of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs vs. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
- July 19, 2018by Katelynn HarrisOn 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.
- July 11, 2018by Katelynn HarrisChildren’s HealthWatch Study Finds Avoidable Health and Education Costs Incurred Due to Unstable HousingChildren’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.