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IRS Rev. Proc. 2016-55 State LIHTC and PAB Caps

For calendar year 2017, the amount used under § 42(h)(3)(C)(ii) to calculate the State housing credit ceiling for the low-income housing credit is the greater of (1) $2.35 multiplied by the State population, or (2) $2,710,000.

Statement from Fontainebleau

Statement on zika prevention from the Fontainebleau Miami

H.R. 3700 Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016

Streamlines and reforms several federal housing assistance programs.

Housing Industry Sign-on Letter to Senate on HR 3700, The Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act

The undersigned organizations, which include a broad cross-section of stakeholders in the housing affordability realm, urge Senate passage of “The Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act” (H.R. 3700), without delay and without additions to this bill that makes commonsense reforms to federal housing policy.

Mortgage Bankers Association | The Affordability of Owner-Occupied Housing in the United States: Economic Perspectives

There are many conceptualizations of how to measure housing affordability and there are many affordability indexes. All measures are based on judgments of which components of housing costs should be included and judgments about when these costs should be considered excessive. This study reviews existing theory and empirical work about the affordability of owner-occupied housing.

USDA Rural Development Unnumbered Letter on Management of Unused Rental Assistance

An “Unnumbered Letter” allowing state RD offices to reallocate unused rental assistance (RA) within their states without approval from the national office, reversing a policy in place since 2013 requiring state offices to return unused RA to the national office to be recaptured.

S.Amdt. 3922 to FY 2017 Omnibus

Eliminates the requirement that HOME Participating Jurisdictions commit HOME funds within 24 months or face recapture, for FY 2016 through FY 2019.

NCSHA Comments to HUD on First Fair Housing Assessment Tool for States and Insular Areas

While we support the goals articulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) AFFH regulations, we are deeply concerned that the state tool, which states must use to conduct the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) under AFFH, imposes unreasonable requirements on states that go well beyond what is necessary to achieve meaningful fair housing planning.

Enterprise and JCHS: Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015–2025

At last measure in 2013, over one in four renters, or 11.2 million renter households, were severely burdened by rents that took up over half their incomes.

Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015

One telling indicator of the state of the nation’s housing is the drop in the homeownership rate to just 64.5 percent last year, erasing nearly all of the increase in the previous two decades. The number of homeowners fell for the eighth straight year, signaling persistently weak demand in this key market segment. And the trend does not appear to be abating, with the national homeownership rate down to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015.