Roughly 11 years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put into conservatorship, and almost six months after the president issued his Memorandum on Housing Finance Reform, the United States Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have put out their respective housing reform plans.
HUD has published the requirements for its Community Development Block Grant–Mitigation Program for the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) .The notice allocates $744,188,000 in mitigation funding, and details specific guidelines for the USVI.
Staff and faculty at educational institutions are among the scores of people in the Puget Sound region that are struggling to make ends meet on their current salaries, which have not kept up with the rapid rise in housing costs. But Lake Washington Institute of Technology has a plan.
The Yakima Housing Authority recently broke ground on the Veterans Supportive Housing and Service Center, an adaptive reuse of a former Marine Corps armory that will provide 41 affordable apartments with on-site services to homeless veterans.
On August 27, the Senate Finance Committee released the final report from the Employment and Community Development (E&CD) Taskforce on temporary tax policy. Enterprise submitted comments to the E&CD committee endorsing the permanent expansion of the NMTC program.
In an ongoing project in Durham, North Carolina, Enterprise Advisors of Enterprise Community Partners is creating a Rental Assistance Demonstration strategy for the Durham Housing Authority’s public housing program.
In recent months, great strides have been made in Mid-Atlantic policy to ensure equitable development along the Purple Line Corridor and to amend D.C.’s comprehensive plan while in Montgomery County several key housing officials were appointed.
On Episode 9 of the Building Blocks Podcast, Dr. Megan Sandel, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, and I discuss initiatives across our industries that are elevating resident and community health as a priority in the development and preservation of affordable housing.
On August 16, HUD released a proposed rule that would revise the 2013 disparate impact rule, which sets the standard for determining when a practice with a discriminatory effect violates the Fair Housing Act.
The City of Tacoma developed its Affordable Housing Action Strategy as an urgent response to growing housing needs among residents. Due to its innovative approaches of using data and conducting wide-reaching community engagement, it recently received Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s 2018 Smart Housing Award.
Loan Fund made a $500,000 loan to First Nations Oweesta, the only intermediary to Native CDFIs. In addition to sourcing critical loan capital for its members, Oweesta also provides technical assistance to smaller Native CDFIs throughout the country.
This year, the Colorado Health Symposium hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation focused on the inextricable link between housing and health and explored opportunities to address the inequities exacerbated by an unfair and unjust housing system.
This blog offers a set of facts about housing markets that have been conveniently obfuscated or overlooked by a recent entry into the housing crisis denier series. With appropriate data comparisons and finer-grained looks at conditions in housing markets, we show that indeed there are reasons for concern about rental affordability on a national basis, so much so that the federal government needs to take a more direct approach to addressing this issue.
On August 2, President Trump signed into law a two-year bipartisan budget agreement . This legislation raises spending limits by $320 billion over sequestration levels and suspends the federal debt ceiling until July 31, 2021.
This blog looks at recent federal, state and local efforts aimed at addressing land use and regulatory barriers to housing development. It notes that several jurisdictions have been exploring addressing their affordability challenges with a racial equity lens.