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Biden Releases FY 2022 Budget Outline

Today, the Biden Administration submitted to Congress the president’s priorities for fiscal year (FY) 2022 discretionary spending. The administration seeks $68.7 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and $27.8 billion for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an increase of $9 billion (15 percent) and $3.6 billion (16 percent) over the FY 2021 enacted levels, respectively.

NCSHA Washington Report | April 9, 2021

“Seven months into the school year, millions of low-income families are still waiting for billions of dollars in federal food aid that was supposed to compensate them for school meals that were...

HUD Announces $5 Billion to Increase Affordable Housing to Address Homelessness

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help communities...

HUD Allocates Nearly $700 Million For Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Tuesday announced the allocation of $689,565,492.92 through the nation’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for affordable housing....

NCSHA Washington Report | April 2, 2021

Thomas Edsall recently summarized the state of play in the “intense dispute among strategists, scholars, and pollsters” about whether there is “a viable center… [that can] be mobilized to...

HUD Commemorates National Fair Housing Month 2021

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today kicked off Fair Housing Month 2021. This year’s Fair Housing Month theme, Fair Housing: More Than Just Words, reflects...

White House Releases $2 Trillion Infrastructure and Jobs Plan

Today, ahead of a speech President Biden will make in Pittsburgh, the White House released the American Jobs Plan, which is intended to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, including building, preserving, and retrofitting more than two million homes along with investments in transportation, clean drinking water, the electric grid and broadband, schools, and Veterans Affairs hospitals; create jobs for and raise the wages of home care workers; and revitalize manufacturing. In each of these areas, the White House looks to accomplish its goals with a focus on addressing racial injustices, climate impacts, and clean energy and infrastructure.

Secretary Fudge Statement on the State of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund

WASHINGTON - Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Tuesday released the following statement on the quarterly report to Congress on FHA Single-Family Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Programs: HUD has an...

NCSHA Testifies at IRS Hearing on Housing Credit Average Income Test

On March 24, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) convened a public hearing on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Average Income Test (AIT) proposed regulations published in October of last year. James Tassos, deputy director of tax policy and strategic initiatives, testified on behalf of NCSHA, one of 15 organizations represented at the hearing. Housing Credit allocating agency officials from California, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia, and Washington joined NCSHA and numerous industry partners to express significant concerns with the proposed rule.

Governor Carney and DSHA Announce Reopening of COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Joined by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Friday announced the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP), which provides financial assistance for renters affected by COVID-19. Landlords and tenants can apply for assistance beginning Monday, March 22, 2021 using DSHA’s application portal. DEHAP provides financial assistance to renters experiencing unemployment or other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

NCSHA Washington Report | March 19, 2021

Housing issues are higher on Congress’ agenda than they have been in years, and state HFAs plan to be in the center of intensive federal legislative policymaking on them over the next several...

Supportive Housing Webinar to Feature Developer Insights, Integrated Housing Models

The event, the second of four, is made possible through a first-of-its-kind partnership by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) to expand the supply of affordable, supportive housing in Wisconsin. Speakers include Ana Simpson, director of community and economic development with WHEDA, Dave Porterfield, senior real estate adviser with Movin’ Out, Amy Stetzel, Upper Midwest director with CSH and Jane Bilger, a senior program manager with CSH.