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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today published a frequently asked questions document concerning the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program that was established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The FAQ addresses 14 questions, including definitions, requirements for participation and information required for recordkeeping. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

U.S. Department of the Treasury today published details concerning the $25 billion available through the Emergency Rental Assistance program, including a deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 11:59 p.m. ET to ensure payments are made within a 30-day period. Treasury also published grantee award terms and a submission form.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published the 2021 Underserved Markets Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will publish in Thursday’s Federal Register two notices–one announcing the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) mitigation funds and the other announcing the allocation of CDBG disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.

Monday, December 28, 2020

President Donald J. Trump signed fiscal year 2021 spending legislation Sunday that includes a permanent minimum 4% low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), a five-year extension of the new markets tax credit (NMTC) and extensions of renewable energy tax credits. The $1.4 trillion omnibus fiscal year spending legislation includes a $1.2 billion allocation of non-COVID disaster LIHTCs for 11 states and Puerto Rico, a one-year extension of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) at 60% of its original amount and a two-year extension of the renewable energy tax investment tax credit (ITC) at a 26% rate. The NMTC is now authorized through 2025. 

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