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March 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The United States Supreme Court heard arguments Jan. 21 concerning the disparate impact housing case, Inclusive Communities Project Inc. v. the Texas Department of Housing and Community Development. The arguments were heard to determine what constitutes discrimination in affordable housing. ...

April 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On Feb. 27 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued its second quarter 2015 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) evaluation schedule. The first evaluation date is scheduled for May 15, with the last evaluation scheduled for June. The schedule is available at www.occ.gov.. ...

May 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On March 23, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-23, which updates the resident population figures to be used by states and localities in calculating the 2015 calendar year state housing credit ceiling and the 2015 private activity bond volume cap and volume limit. ...

November 8, 2011
Podcast

Systematically Important Banks; Super Committee; Tax Reform; Appropriations; Renewable Energy Tax Credit Legislation; NMTC Program Comment Invitation; New NMTC Compliance FAQs; QEI Issuance; Section 106 Disaster Response Guidance; Support for Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act; Financial Service Committee HOME Hearing; Proposed HOME Changes

November 22, 2011
Podcast

Super Committee; Tax Extenders; New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act; Initiative for a Competitive Inner City's Capital Availability in Inner Cities: What Role for Federal Policy?; Minnesota Historic Rehabilitation Credit Impact Report; Governors' Wind Energy Coalition Letter; STORAGE Act; 2011 National LIHTC Pool; 2012 HUD Appropriations; HUD Notice H 2011-31.

Handbooks and Booklets

The 2012 Edition of the Low-Income Housing Tax-Exempt Bond Handbook is a comprehensive, single-volume resource for all the regulations, guidance and legislation on the use of tax-exempt bonds in multifamily housing developments.

Handbooks and Booklets

The Novogradac Nonprofit Housing Developers Handbook introduces nonprofit organizations to the world of affordable housing development.

September 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Credit Group released the study, “The Economic Impact of Repealing or Limiting Section 1301 Like-Kind Exchanges in Real Estate,” June 22. ...

October 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) proposed fair market rents (FMRs) Sept. 3. FMRs are used to determine payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. ...

November 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the report, “Federal Housing Assistance for Low-Income Households.” The report, released Sept. 11, examines the ways in which the federal government provides housing assistance to low-income households ...

December 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc.) 2015-49 Oct. 13. Rev. Proc. 2015-49 provides the amounts of unused 2015 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) carryovers allocated to qualified states under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). ...

January 1, 2016
Periodical News Brief

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its latest Eye on Housing newsletter Nov. 16. This issue provides an update on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. According to the analysis, NAHB estimated that as of 2013, approximately 13.3 million people had resided in homes financed by the LIHTC program.