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HUD Awards $75 Million to Combat Youth Homelessness

Programs designed to combat homelessness in 23 communities across the country are getting $75 million in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a jump from last year's $43...

Iowa Finance Authority Announces Availability of New Data on Demographics, Economics and Housing

The Iowa Finance Authority today announced the availability of new economic and housing data and forecasts. The information is available on the Iowa Profile, a centralized and interactive collection of demographic, economic and housing data. The Profile was commissioned by the Iowa Finance Authority and developed by Western Economic Services, LLC.

MassHousing Closes on $5.5 Million in Financing for 62 New Units of Mixed-Income Rental Housing for Senior Citizens in Brookline

MassHousing has closed on a total of $5.5 million in affordable housing financing to 2Life Communities for the development of the Harold and Ronald Brown Family House, which will create 62 new, mixed-income, service-rich, rental housing units for senior citizens in Brookline. 2Life Communities will develop the new supportive housing on a parcel near Coolidge Corner through a ground lease with Congregation Kehillath Israel (KI).

A Primer on the Future of Fannie, Freddie

The Trump administration is close to releasing a blueprint for overhauling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , two companies that back half of the nation’s $10 trillion mortgage market. The firms...

Fannie and Freddie Plan Is Likely Released Next Month

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is preparing to release as early as the first part of September its long-awaited plan to return Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private-shareholder ownership,...

PHFA Issues RFP to Fund Mixed-Use Development Projects

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today is issuing a Request for Proposals for new construction or the rehabilitation of mixed-use projects seeking financial support. Funding will be provided through the Community Revitalization Fund Program. Mixed-use projects combine residential and retail/commercial space in the same building and often serve as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization. The deadline for proposal submission is 2 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Hogan Administration Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Community Development Block Grants

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards for Fiscal Year 2020. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will administer more than $4.2 million in CDBG funding for nine community development and infrastructure projects. "These awards reinforce my administration's strong support of projects and initiatives in rural Maryland," said Governor Hogan.

NCSHA Washington Report | August 23, 2019

The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities at Case Western Reserve University, led by Mark Joseph, is producing a series of essays sponsored by the Kresge Foundation and published by...

CHFA Invests in Preservation and Resident Ownership of Longmont Mobile Home Community

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce it has partnered with ROC USA® Capital and Impact Development Fund on a unique transaction to support the preservation of The Longmont Mobile Home Community (Longmont MHC) by converting its structure to a resident-owned cooperative. This cooperative (LMP Co-op) eliminates the homeowners’ risk of displacement, gives them more control over lot rent fluctuations, and preserves affordable homeownership in Longmont.

Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $10 Million Rural Broadband Expansion

"Maryland is ranked number one in America for having the fastest internet and we have been working hard to provide high-speed internet to every county in the state," Governor Hogan said. "Today I'm announcing that we will provide an additional $10 million this year as the first installment of a five-year $100 million initiative that will finally provide another 225,000 Marylanders in rural communities with access to reliable and affordable high-speed internet services."

Demand for Affordable Senior Housing Remains Strong

Beyond Shelter Inc. (BSI) is set to mark the completion of the second phase of HomeField Apartments by hosting a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting at the property, 4235 28th Ave S, in Fargo, ND, on Aug. 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. The nonprofit continues to see strong demand for the affordable senior housing it has developed in the community. HomeField 2 is the fifth such project completed over the last six years.

Proposed Changes to Disparate Impact Standard Increase Plaintiffs’ Burdens in Discrimination Cases

On August 16, HUD released a proposed revision of its Disparate Impact Rule, which implements HUD’s interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard, to better reflect the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.