Emergency rental assistance is a pretty plain-spoken term for a federal program, even if it’s jargon for lifeline. Many of us with a stake in its success now understand not nearly enough people...
The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed an omnibus appropriations bill, H.R. 4502, that combines seven fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills and includes funding for HUD and U.S. Department of Agriculture rural housing programs. The bill passed on a party-line vote of 219-208, with all Democrats present voting aye and all Republicans present voting against.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is making $19.4 million available to help HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) agencies conduct...
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) is currently accepting applications for programs that support affordable rental housing development and provide homeownership and rental assistance for low-income households. “These programs help address the housing needs of our state’s most vulnerable populations – low-wage workers, and individuals and families who are aging, are in need of an accessible home, and/or are at risk of homelessness,” said Dave Flohr, the agency’s executive director.
The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) will get a new Executive Director as Tiena Johnson Hall was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday. Johnson Hall, who has been a member of CalHFA’s Board of Directors since November 2014, has served as a Senior Vice President and Manager of Community Development Finance for BBVA Compass Bancshares inc. since October 2014. Prior to that, she has held various housing positions in both the private and public sectors.
Governor Larry Hogan today announced awards to expand broadband internet access to more than 12,000 households in 18 counties. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), $29,472,131 in grant funding will support network infrastructure projects by local internet service providers that will provide connectivity to unserved or underserved communities in Maryland.
An Open Letter to America’s Landlords On behalf of state agencies administering federal emergency rental assistance funds, thank you for your extraordinary efforts to keep millions of...
On July 14, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released "Out of Reach 2021: The High Cost of Housing," its annual report documenting the gap between renters' wages and the cost of rental housing across the nation. NLIHC's 2021 report concludes that the profound economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis had a significant impact on the lowest-wage households, exacerbating the disconnect between wage growth and rental cost increases.
On behalf of state agencies administering federal emergency rental assistance funds, thank you for your extraordinary efforts to keep millions of low-income Americans safely housed during the...
Developers with innovative affordable housing projects designed to spark community revitalization and promote resident well-being are urged to apply for a new round of federal 9% housing tax credits allocated by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. The application period for this special round of housing tax credits is now open and will run until Sept. 3, 2021.
Governor Murphy’s FY2022 Budget Allocates $73 Million to NJHMFA to Advance Affordable Rental Housing and Homeownership Opportunities
Governor Phil Murphy‘s FY2022 budget and additional legislation allocates $73 million to New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) to advance affordable rental housing and homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families, older adults, and individuals with specialized housing needs. New Jersey has one of the most complex housing environments in the nation. Anyone watching the news, reading an article, or trying to buy or rent a home can see how challenging the state’s housing market has become since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new source of funding will be helping Virginia’s Planning District Commissions provide more affordable housing in their regions. Virginia Housing today announced $40 million in grants to Virginia’s PDCs for the creation of new housing initiatives. “We are proud to provide these grants to Virginia’s 21 PDCs,” said Virginia Housing CEO Susan Dewey. “We have a close working relationship with these organizations, and this grant program will build upon that partnership by promoting regional approaches to housing development, enhancing collaboration between local housing service providers, and creating new affordable homes.”