Private mortgage insurer Essent recently published a study detailing the needs and preferences of younger first-time homebuyers.
On 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.
Earlier today, HUD issued a press release stating its intention to reopen for public comment its 2015 final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) and made available a pre-publication of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which HUD will soon officially publish in the Federal Register.
The Senate on August 1 voted 92-6 to approve a four-bill “minibus” spending package including the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Agriculture (USDA) bills.
On August 1, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, and Equity Act of 2018, S. 3342, which would establish new Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) requirements, enact a refundable tax credit for renter households, and set up an optional savings program for renters that receive the renters credit established by the bill.