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SDHDA Seeking Applicants for the 2021 Emergency Solutions Grants Program

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is seeking applicants for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program. The Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) is a federal block grant authorized by the McKinney Vento Homelessness Assistance Act and is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The ESG program provides financing for short-term and medium-term rental assistance and services to stabilize and rapidly re-house individuals and households who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Maryland Mortgage Program Recognizes Top Lender and Realtor Partners

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development today announced the top performing lender and realtor partners of the Maryland Mortgage Program during a virtual awards event. The department recognized industry partners for their exemplary performance and celebrated the continued partnership of these housing industry professionals despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the second year in a row, the Maryland Mortgage Program surpassed $1 billion in loan reservations.

Supportive Housing Webinar to Feature Service Provider Insights, Service Delivery Design Examples

From helping people with physical and mental health needs to aiding in the search for employment, coordinated services are critical components of affordable, supportive housing for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents. How best to provide supportive services will be the focus of a webinar on Tuesday, April 20, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Central.

Construction Is Underway at Bartlett Station in Roxbury, Where 60 New Affordable Apartment Homes Will Conclude the First Phase of the Bartlett Yard Redevelopment

Construction has commenced on 60 new, mixed-income apartment homes at Bartlett Station in Roxbury, which will conclude the first phase of the five-phase redevelopment of the former MBTA Bartlett Bus Yard in Nubian Square. The 60 new apartments currently being constructed at Bartlett Station Building A will join a 60-unit, mixed-income rental apartment building and a 16-unit condominium building that were completed on the site in August 2019. 

CHFA Offers New Refi Loan and Relaunches Its Purchase Program for Mobile Manufactured Homes

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has added  a refinance loan program for owners of mobile manufactured homes (MMH) and has relaunched its MMH purchase loan program. The homes must be the borrowers’ primary residence, and located in a year-round, state-licensed mobile home park. “MMHs are an affordable option for low- and moderate-income buyers just starting out and for homeowners who are downsizing,” said Nandini Natarajan, CHFA’s Chief Executive Officer – Executive Director.

State to Open Wait List for Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program will be open from April 22-26. Formerly known as Section 8, this HUD-funded program assists low-income families, the elderly, and disabled individuals to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. David Whisnant, DCA’s Division Director for Housing Assistance, said the waitlist has been closed since May 2018 in order to accommodate the approved applicants.  

Governor Wolf Announces $2.2 Million for Community Revitalization

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that five projects will be awarded $2.2 million for the construction or rehabilitation of mixed-used developments. The funding was raised through the sale of tax credits under the Mixed-Use Development Tax Credit Program, the proceeds of which are being used to fund the work of the Community Revitalization Fund Program. “We believe there is pent up economic demand coming out of the pandemic, and these mixed-use developments can be a part of our economic recovery,” said Governor Tom Wolf.

Governor Hogan Proclaims National Community Development Week in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed the week of April 5-9, 2021 as National Community Development Week in the State of Maryland to celebrate federal redevelopment resources and their positive impact on Maryland's communities. Three federal programs - the Community Development Block Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grants Program, and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program - are administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. To mark the occasion, Governor Hogan also announced the premiere of a new video which highlights a successful project in Cecilton (Cecil County) with significant federal and state funding.

MassHousing Completes $2.5 Million Refinancing of Downtown Lowell Affordable Housing Community

MassHousing has provided $2.5 million in affordable housing financing to Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative (AHSC), to refinance and preserve affordability at the 34-unit Majestic Apartments for senior citizens and residents with disabilities in downtown Lowell. “We are pleased that this transaction will help ensure that the Majestic Apartments remain a quality affordable housing option for residents in downtown Lowell long into the future,” said MassHousing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation Launches Statewide Art Contest: What Does Home Mean to You?

Florida Housing announced the launch of a statewide art contest, inviting kids and teens to submit their visions on the theme: What does home mean to you? The contest aims to increase awareness on the importance of having a home by encouraging kids across the state to use their imaginations to illustrate the meaning of what their home truly means. A Florida Housing committee will review all designs and select the top 40 to be prominently displayed in the Florida Housing Finance Corporation building in Tallahassee in honor of National Homeownership Month in June.

Agency Presents Champions of Affordable Housing Awards

In March, North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) presented Champion of Affordable Housing Awards to the outstanding loan officers, real estate agents and financial institutions who partnered with the agency to deliver its homeownership programs in 2020. “North Dakota Housing Finance Agency’s Champion Awards recognize and celebrate the work of the individuals and businesses who make exceptional affordable housing contributions,” said Dave Flohr, the agency’s executive director.

Applicants Sought for Inaugural Michael S. Van Leesten Awards Program

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