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.
The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program. The hearing primarily focused on the pace at which HUD has been deploying funds to grantees, and the delays that many communities are facing in receiving their appropriated dollars.
Read about a Native tribal member's homeownership journey and how the first Native American Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project in the country promoted economic sustainability on the Pine Ridge reservation.
Building Blocks: Connecting People, Places and Policy features thought-provoking conversations about the current issues, trends, ideas and big questions facing the affordable housing and community development fields in the United States.
Many rural residents experience challenges of housing affordability. H.R. 3620, the Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019, could help to provide affordable multifamily housing in a time when preservation is key.
We're excited to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for the New York State Anti-Displacement Learning Network, a collaboration between Enterprise and the New York State Office of Attorney General.
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.