Recent News

Monday, July 22, 2019

Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., and 14 co-sponsors introduced legislation to strengthen enforcement of inspections in housing subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A press release from Lawson’s office said that H.R. 3745, The HUD Inspection Act of 2019, would create tougher standards for required physical conditions and provide HUD with greater enforcement authority.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Eligible basis should be reduced for noncompliance of the common area for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties, according to a memorandum from the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.

Friday, June 28, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214 billion budget Thursday that includes a $500 million annual increase in state low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) allocation and $650 million targeted to provide homes, rental assistance and navigation services to decrease homelessness. The LIHTC increase will go primarily to properties using the 4 percent credit to build new housing.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The percentage of cost-burdened renters dropped slightly, but there remains a significant gap in affordable housing, according to the State of the Nation’s Housing 2019 report issued by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. The annual report says that 1.5 million units of housing should be built each year, which is 260,000 units more than were built in 2018.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to establish a White House Council on eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing Development. The group will consist of members from eight federal agencies and the chairman will be Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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