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HUD and VA Announce Additional Support to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

WASHINGTON – In a continuing effort to help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announce a...

Trump Expected to Nominate Fannie, Freddie Critic to Oversee Mortgage-Finance Giants

WASHINGTON — The White House is preparing to pick a vice presidential aide and critic of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the post responsible for overseeing the housing-finance companies.

FHFA Issues Proposed Rule on Federal Home Loan Bank Housing Goals

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the existing regulation for the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) Housing Goals. The...

FHFA Announces 2019 Multifamily Lending Caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

​​Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the 2019 multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will be $35 billion for...

Freddie Mac Shines Spotlight on Underserved Multifamily Housing Markets with Three New White Papers

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 02, 2018 — Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released three additional white papers in its eight-part Duty to Serve series that are designed to shed light on underserved multifamily...

Trump Administration Announces Decline in Veteran Homelessness

Number of homeless vets drops 5.4% since last year and by nearly half since 2010 WASHINGTON – Veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline according to a new national estimate announced...

Opportunity Is Coming to a City Near You

The rollout of new tax incentives should prompt investment. Opinion | Author: Steve Glickman The federal government’s most powerful economic weapon is the tax code, and its most pressing problem...

Developers Look to Hit Tax-Break ‘Jackpot’ in Opportunity Zones

Billions pour into funds targeting low-income areas as Treasury lays down rules for who benefits Author: Peter Grant   San Diego developer Moe Ebrahimi paid...

New ‘Opportunity Zone’ Tax-Break Rules Offer Flexibility to Developers

U.S. Treasury releases guidelines designed to spur projects in low-income areas By Richard Rubin WASHINGTON—The Trump administration, trying to accelerate tax-advantaged investment in...

HUD Floats a Plan Intended to Reduce Reliance on Housing Assistance

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has proposed legislation that could triple rents on the poorest tenants in federally subsidized housing as part of a push to redefine housing assistance as a...