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NJHMFA Awards $28M In Federal Tax Credits To Expand Affordable Housing for Families, Seniors, Special Needs Residents

A mixed-income development in Jersey City, affordable apartments for families in Trenton, a senior community in Wall and supportive housing in Glassboro were among the 22 developments awarded over $28 million in the highly competitive federal 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC) by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) to expand affordable housing statewide.

NJHMFA Marks Grand Opening of Affordable Housing for Veterans, Families in Gloucester County

A new community of affordable rental apartments for veterans and families celebrated its official grand opening today joined by Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) Executive Director Charles A. Richman, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, local officials, and representatives from Conifer Realty LLC and the People for People Foundation.

Supportive Senior Housing Projects Awarded Development Assistance

NDHFA awarded a total of $3.39 million in federal tax credit authority to the projects through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program which will generate more than $30 million in equity. The Agency also awarded $2.8 million from the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and $1.6 million from the state’s Housing Incentive Fund (HIF).

Over 400 Housing Professionals Came Together this Week to Discuss Strategies to Promote Stable, Affordable Housing

Over 400 housing professionals from across Vermont came together this week at the Hilton Burlington to discuss strategies to promote stable, affordable housing. The high level of attendance at the conference reflected the concern that many Vermont communities feel over the increasing cost of housing in their communities.

MassHousing Honors Residential Mortgage Services and Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development for Their Commitment to Affordable Homeownership

MassHousing recognized RMS for its success originating MassHousing home mortgage loans in the Commonwealth’s 26 Gateway Cities. In fiscal year 2018, RMS helped more Massachusetts homebuyers purchase a home in a Gateway City than any other partner in MassHousing’s lender network. In FY18, RMS originated 156 home loans in the Gateway Cities, for $31.1 million in total financing. Overall in FY18, RMS originated 316 MassHousing loans in Massachusetts, for $67 million in mortgage financing.

PHFA Recognizes State’s Housing Counselors for Helping Consumers

PHFA recognized the work of the state’s private sector housing counselors today during an event at the Harrisburg Hilton. These counselors help PHFA achieve its housing mission by assisting state residents with questions about homeownership, home foreclosure, budgeting and their personal credit score so they can make better informed housing decisions. Most recently, some counseling agencies have also started providing money management education, as well.

Kim Herman Inducted into National Affordable Housing Hall of Fame

Today, Kim Herman, executive director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, will be inducted into the national Affordable Housing Hall of Fame. The recognition by Affordable Housing Finance magazine will be presented today in a ceremony at the Affordable Housing Developers Summit in Chicago, Ill. Each year, AHF honors four leaders who have made a notable difference in the lives of low-income Americans.

Iowa Finance Authority Awards $2.7 Million to Build Permanent Supportive Housing for Addiction Recovery Center in Dubuque

The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors recently awarded $2.7 million to nonprofit Manasseh House/Operation Empower to fund the construction of Liberty Recovery Community, an addiction recovery center with permanent supportive housing in Dubuque. The funding was made available through the National Housing Trust Fund program.

Iowa Finance Authority Awards City of Garner $360,000 For Workforce Housing

The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today approved a $360,000 low-interest loan to the City of Garner for the construction of twelve new workforce rental townhomes. The award was made through the Workforce Housing Loan program, which provides financial assistance in the form of low-cost repayable loans to cities and counties.

Iowa Finance Authority Awards $100,000 to Support Creation of Mobile Disaster Response Team

The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today awarded $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Iowa to support the creation of a new statewide mobile disaster response team. The team’s efforts will first be focused on assisting with home damage caused by the July 19, 2018 tornado in Marshalltown.