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HUD Makes Over $19 Million Available to Fight Housing Discrimination

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...

Housing Development and Assistance Program Funds Available

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.

Tiena Johnson Hall is California Housing Finance Agency’s New 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 Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

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.

NCSHA Washington Report | July 16, 2021

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...

New NLIHC Report Highlights Persistent Housing Affordability Challenges for Low-Wage Renters

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. 

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 low-income Americans safely housed during the...

WHEDA Opens Applications for Innovation Housing Tax Credits

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.

Virginia Housing Announces $40 Million in Grant Funding for PDCs

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.”

CalHFA Helps More Than 7,600 Californians Become Homeowners

The California Housing Finance Agency continued its work with first-time homebuyers, helping more than 7,600 families from San Diego to Redding—and everywhere in between—purchase a home with a mortgage they could afford in the fiscal year ending June 30. CalHFA’s network of approved lenders worked with thousands of low- and moderate-income families to find homes that made sense for their budgets.

House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2022 Bill Increasing HUD Program Funding Levels

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies last night passed its fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill, which would provide substantial increases for regular annual appropriations for HUD programs in FY 2022. Key program funding levels are listed below.