NCSHA Blog

  • February 10, 2016
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    On February 9, 2016 the Administration sent Congress its Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget, proposing funding for all federal programs, including HUD and the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) rural housing programs. The Budget proposes a total of $1.1 trillion in discretionary spending for FY 2017, abiding by the discretionary caps negotiated as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.

  • February 3, 2016
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    Yesterday, in a rare unanimous vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), which would make various reforms to rental housing assistance programs, including streamlining Housing Choice Voucher program inspections, simplifying the requirements for project basing vouchers, and providing public housing agencies (PHAs) greater flexibility to transfer funding between their operating and capital funds.

  • February 3, 2016
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    The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) recently released its annual report, Housing Credit Policies in 2015 that Promote Supportive Housing, which finds that "virtually every Housing Credit agency fosters some form of supportive housing development through its Housing Credit program."

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