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NCSHA Washington Report | October 23, 2020

90 seconds for our closing argument: You can’t afford to miss NCSHA’s first virtual Annual Conference & Showcase next week because it offers more programming than any NCSHA conference...

Housing Assistance Available for South Dakotans Impacted by COVID-19

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) has been awarded $10 million to assist South Dakotans who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and need help paying their housing expenses such as rent, mortgage, and/or utilities. The assistance, funded by the State of South Dakota from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, can provide South Dakotans with up to $1500 a month.

Rural Affordable Workforce Housing Initiative Moves Forward With Pilot Communities, Supplemental Financing Tools

An effort by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority to address the state’s shortage of rural affordable workforce housing is moving forward with the selection of three pilot communities and new financing tools for homebuyers and developers in rural areas. “If Wisconsin is to thrive, access to safe, affordable housing is critical for rural residents, employers and communities,” said Gov. Tony Evers.

MassHousing Closes $64.7 Million in Financing for the Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Long-Term Preservation of the Blue Mountain Apartments in Roxbury

MassHousing has closed on a total of $64.7 million in affordable housing financing to the non-profit NHP Foundation for the acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of the historic, 217-unit, Blue Mountain Apartments in Roxbury. As a result of the transaction, all 217 homes at the Blue Mountain Apartments will remain affordable to low-income households through at least 2045.

Kathryn Grosscup Named CHFA Housing Tax Credits Manager

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce that Kathryn Grosscup has been selected as its new manager of housing tax credits. CHFA is the allocating agency of federal and state housing tax credits in Colorado, which are awarded to developers of affordable rental housing. In this role, Grosscup is responsible for the day-to-day administration of CHFA’s tax credit allocation program and leading CHFA’s tax credit team.

Housing Choice Voucher Program’s Eastern Shore Waiting List to Open November 2, 2020, to November 30, 2020

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development today announced that the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting lists will open for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Applications will be accepted online only from 9:00 a.m. on November 2, 2020, through November 30, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

DCHFA Finances Affordable Housing Development in NoMa

Within a week  the DCHFA has closed on its second transaction of Fiscal Year 2021 by funding the construction of 220 new affordable apartments at Northwest One. On October 16, DCHFA issued $29.9 million in tax-exempt bond financing and underwrote $17.4 million in four percent low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) for the first phase of the Northwest One located in Ward 6’s NoMa neighborhood. The project is a component of the Northwest One Redevelopment Plan, which is a New Communities Initiative from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED).

Florida Housing Facilitates Support for Thousands of Households Through its $250 Million COVID-19 Impacted Households Program

Today, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) presented program updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) that launched in August 2020. First announced by Governor Ron DeSantis, the $250 million CRF Program was unveiled to assist Floridians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with rental and mortgage assistance. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), these funds are dedicated to assist tenants living in Florida Housing’s multifamily and special needs developments and other affected homeowners and renters throughout Florida.

NCSHA Washington Report | October 16, 2020

This week saw new evidence of the intense geographic concentration of disadvantage in the country and the risks it may worsen, especially for people of color, as the recession grinds on. The...

DSHA Celebrates Grand Opening of Splash Laundromat and Presents Downtown Development District Rebate Check to Owners Enrique and Veronica Nunez

Governor John Carney, Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi, local legislators, town officials and members of the business community celebrated the grand opening of Splash Laundromat on Friday and presented a Downtown Development Districts (DDD) rebate check in the amount of $457,997 to owners Enrique and Veronica Nunez. The Nunezes applied for and received a DDD reservation in fall 2017 in support of the project.

Applicants Sought for Inaugural Michael Van Leesten Awards Program

RIHousing is seeking applicants for the agency’s Michael Van Leesten Memorial Awards program, a new awards program that provides financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the construction trades or a degree in housing development. The awards program honors the life and work of Michael Van Leesten, a longtime advocate dedicated to improving the lives of Rhode Islanders through his business leadership, civil rights activism, and public service.

Cris White Receives Most Admired CEO Award from Denver Business Journal

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce its Executive Director and CEO, Cris White, has received a Most Admired CEO Award from the Denver Business Journal (DBJ). White was selected as a 2020 recipient from a pool of more than 100 nominees. DBJ’s Most Admired CEO Award honors outstanding chief executives (and those holding equivalent titles) in the Denver metropolitan area at for-profit and nonprofit companies that are innovators, standard-bearers, role models, and exceptional leaders.