• July 29, 2016

    Earlier today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed rule that would make several changes to CFPB’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID). The proposal includes a provision designed to make it easier for lenders to participate in HFA down payment assistance programs by exempting more such programs from onerous disclosure requirements.

  • July 28, 2016

    Earlier this month, HUD published a proposed rule that would substantially change the formula it uses to determine how much funding public housing agencies (PHA) receive to administer the Housing Choice Voucher (voucher) program. With this new formula, HUD aims to better capture the costs of administering the voucher program and therefore more accurately compensate administering PHAs.

  • July 27, 2016

    The Urban Institute, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, has released a new online tool entitled, The Cost of Affordable Housing: Does it Pencil Out?, illustrating the gap between the cost of constructing and maintaining rental housing affordable to low-income households and the rents those families can afford to pay. The tool shows that without relying on government subsidies—in particular the Housing Credit program—it is often impossible to build and maintain housing for low-income households.

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