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Delaware State Housing Authority | Preventing Eviction for Low-Income Delawareans

In Delaware, over 5% of renters are evicted annually and there is an average of 14 eviction court filings per day. This means that roughly 16% of Delaware renters, or 1 out of every 6, face an eviction filing per year. Delaware’s Legal Aid organizations receive funding through DSHA's homelessness prevention tool, Home4Good, to support the Eviction Defense Program (EDP). The EDP directly addresses the justice gap many low-income Delawareans encounter when facing eviction.

Vermont Housing Finance Agency | Examining and Containing Rental Housing Development Cost Drivers

As in many other states, Vermont faces the twin challenges of limited sources of financing for affordable housing and increasing costs of development. In response, the Vermont Housing Finance Agency led an initiative to examine factors contributing to the cost of building and rehabilitating affordable rental housing and to identify and implement achievable strategies to contain or reduce total costs while promoting key public policy priorities and ensuring housing quality.

South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority | Evidence-Based Policymaking in South Carolina’s Housing Credit Program

In articulating South Carolina’s need for affordable housing, SC Housing has made significant changes to the Qualified Allocation Plan and has helped establish a state tax credit. The result for South Carolina will ultimately be more affordable housing that better serves the needs of the state.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency | Encouraging Mixed-Use Development and Affordable Housing in Pennsylvania

PHFA identified a need for affordable mixed-use developments across the Commonwealth and responded to that need by working with the Pennsylvania General Assembly to provide financial incentives to these projects. PHFA remains innovative in its approach to managing these ever changing needs by altering program priorities and increasing revenue streams to meet the needs of the residents and individuals the Agency serves.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal | The 9% Tax Credit RFP Reimagined: Streamlining and Speeding Affordable Housing Production

NYSHCR has reinvented the way it awards 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, speeding the process for developers, staff and the people of New York State. The new HCR Multifamily Finance 9% RFP is now a bi-annual competitive process used to award and subsidy financing to developers of affordable and supportive multifamily housing projects. The new process streamlines the review process, provides upfront technical assistance and effectively gets the funding out of the door faster.

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority | Small But Mighty: Navigating Disaster Recovery

The 2019 natural disaster of flooding heavily impacted the state of Nebraska. The estimated $1.3 billion in economic damages and the remaining effects are likely to have a long-term impact on the state. While the road to recovery will be long, the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority will be there every step of the way. This award application shows how we have responded so far.

Mississippi Home Corporation | Analysis of Impediments Statewide Collaboration

Never before in the United States has an entire state engaged in a comprehensive statewide collaborative effort to identify and analyze the nature and extent of barriers to fair housing. This statewide effort caught the attention of HUD officials nationwide and they recognized this collaboration as a model for other states to replicate. MHC with its partners was able to create the state’s most comprehensive housing analysis ever developed that has shaped policy changes statewide.

Minnesota Housing | Consolidated RFP Kickoff Event

The 2020 Multifamily Consolidated RFP Kickoff Event brought over 85 partners together representing approximately 40 diverse organizations in the affordable rental development industry – nonprofit and for-profit developers, supportive housing service providers, other HTC allocating agencies in the state of Minnesota, local governments, other funding partners who award funding in collaboration with Minnesota Housing through our RFP, investors, architects, property management companies and more.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority | MSHDA Neighborhood Enhancement Program

MSHDA’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) is designed to help with high-impact, quick-turnaround housing oriented projects or activities in neighborhoods. The primary goal of the program is to identify and fund activities that visually address unique neighborhood needs in ways that keep neighbors engaged in facilitating positive change.

MassHousing | Neighborhood Hub Initiative

The primary goal of the Neighborhood Hub program is to stabilize neighborhoods with a high rate of vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties in Gateway Cities through a multi-agency partnership.