Recent News

Monday, February 12, 2018

President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.4 trillion fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) budget would cut by 18 percent U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and would eliminate the HOME Investment Partnerships program, Community Development Block Grant program and Public Housing Capital Fund. Funding for HUD would be $6.8 billion less than annualized funding levels as per the continuing resolution for FY 2018 under the proposed FY 2019 budget.

Friday, February 9, 2018

President Trump today ended a brief government shutdown by signing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a two-year, $300 billion increase to the defense and nondefense spending caps for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today published Revenue Procedure 2018-16, guidance to state chief executive officers on how certain population census tracts may be designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones. Rev. Proc. 2018-16 specifies which census tracts are eligible and provides applicable requirements and deadlines for designation.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Department of Treasury today released a second-quarter update to its 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan. Guidance for Opportunity Zones created under the new tax law was added in this update.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Novogradac & Company LLP today announced the launch of a resource center with information about Opportunity Zones, a community development tool created by tax reform legislation H.R. 1 for low-income communities.