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Friday, January 17, 2020

Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., and three co-sponsors introduced legislation this week to redirect the guarantee fee levied by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the National Housing Trust Fund. The Fulfilling the Promise of the Housing Trust Fund Act (H.R. 5599) would make the change effective Oct. 1, 2021. The guarantee fees are currently directed to create extra profits to reduce the federal deficit.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The AFFH rule is intended to offer guidance to states and local governments to meet their obligation to promote fair housing.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will publish a notice in the Federal Register Friday seeking comment on its opportunity zone (OZ) grant certification form. The form will be used to collect information for preference points for OZ investments in certain competitive federal grants and technical assistance applications. Comments will be accepted through Feb. 2.

Friday, December 27, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $5 million to public housing authorities in six states to provide tenant protection vouchers to residents of public housing.

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund will publish two notices in Thursday’s Federal Register requesting comments on a tracking system and an application for the new markets tax credit (NMTC) incentive. The first notice seeks comments on the NMTC program’s Allocation and Qualified Equity Investment tracking system.

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