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NCSHA Comment Letter on IRS Housing Credit Average Income Test Proposed Rule

On December 17, 2020, NCSHA submitted this comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service in response to its proposed rule that would establish new Low Income Housing Tax Credit regulations related to the Average Income Test (AIT) minimum set-aside and modify existing regulations related to the Next Available Unit rule for purposes of implementing the AIT.

Opportunity Zone Fund Directory

The Opportunity Zone Fund Directory is a compilation of publicly-announced funds formed to attract investment in Opportunity Zones (OZs). NCSHA is tracking only multi-project OZ funds. To learn...

ACTION Campaign Memo to Biden-Harris Agency Review Teams

The A Call To Invest In Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Campaign sent this letter to the Biden-Harris Transition Agency Review Teams for the Departments of the Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture outlining how the Biden Administration can work with ACTION to further increase affordable housing production and preservation with the Housing Credit by supporting congressional action and through regulatory changes.

HUD Updated and Revised COVID-19 Guidance Providing HOME Program TBRA Waivers

This memorandum revises and extends the suspensions and waivers issued via an April 10, 2020, memorandum to facilitate the use of HOME-Assisted Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) for Emergency and Short-Term Assistance in response to the COVID -19 pandemic. [Note: HUD separately published HOME COVID-19 guidance not related to TBRA.]

HUD Updated and Revised COVID-19 Guidance on Providing HOME Program Waivers

This memorandum revises and extends certain statutory suspensions and regulatory waivers outlined in the April 2020 memo through September 30, 2021 (the “extended wavier period”). It also adds a new statutory suspension and new regulatory waivers to enable HOME participating jurisdictions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to use HOME funds to address immediate housing needs and to help prevent the spread of the virus. [Note: HUD separately published HOME COVID-19 guidance related to TBRA.]

National Sign-On Letter Supporting NCSHA Recommendations to IRS on Housing Credit COVID-19 Regulatory Relief

This letter, signed by 140 organizations from across the nation, urges IRS to enact Housing Credit COVID-19 regulatory relief requested by NCSHA in its November 16, 2020, letter to the IRS and Treasury.

NCSHA Letter to HUD on HOME COVID-19 Waivers Extension

On November 24, 2020, NCSHA sent this letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development urging immediate action to extend the temporary relief provided by the pair of April 10, 2020, memoranda on the availability of waivers and suspensions of HOME Investment Partnership program requirements and HOME-Assisted Tenant-Based Rental Assistance for Emergency and Short-Term Assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Public and Multifamily Housing Property Inspections

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections for public and multifamily housing properties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCSHA Letter to IRS, Treasury on Extending and Expanding COVID-19 Housing Credit Relief

On November 16, 2020, NCSHA sent this letter to the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury urging them to extend the temporary Housing Credit relief provided by IRS Notice 2020-53 and to make other necessary program accommodations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt development and construction activities and the operation of Housing Credit properties. One hundred and forty organizations from across the nation signed a letter in support of NCSHA’s requests. Separately, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) sent a letter to IRS echoing NCSHA’s recommendations.

IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-49: Telephonic Public Hearings Extension for Tax-Exempt Qualified Private Activity Bonds

IRS Rev. Proc. 2020-49 extends the period during which remote telephonic hearings meet the public approval requirement for tax-exempt qualified private activity bonds from December 31, 2020, to September 30, 2021.