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January 1, 2011
Periodical News Brief

The Department of the Treasury's Low-Income Housing Credit (LIHC) Compliance Unit relocated from Bensalem, Pa. to a new office in downtown Philadelphia.

February 1, 2011
Periodical News Brief

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a proposed rule to expand its definition of "municipal advisors" to include the appointed board members of housing and other government finance agencies.

March 1, 2011
Periodical News Brief

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) director Edward J. DeMarco announced that the agency will restructure its office of safety and soundness and its mission office.

April 1, 2011
Periodical News Brief

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its 2011 calendar year resident population estimates, which are used to determine states' low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) ceilings and tax-exempt private activity bond caps in 2011.

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, 2011
Periodical News Brief

Tax credit syndicators are now the largest owners of apartments in the United States, according to the National Multi Housing Council's (NMHC's) 2011 NMHC 50, an annual ranking of the 50 largest apartment owners and 50 largest managers.

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. ...

June 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On May 5, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Policy Development and research released the report, “Effect of QAP Incentives on the Location of LIHTC Properties.” ...

November 1, 2011
Podcast

Tax Reform; Super Committee; Federal Appropriations; Bipartisan Housing Commission; IRS Appeal in Historic Boardwalk Hall; Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Meeting; Community Wind Act; Energy Private Letter Rulings; Section 1603 Audits; Oklahoma State Tax Credit Task Force; 2012 Difficult Development Areas; IRS Audits Multifamily Housing Bonds; Massachusetts State LIHTCs; NMTC Project Data; CDFI Fund's New Deputy Director.

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 15, 2011
Podcast

Super Committee Update; Renewable Energy Tax Credit Legislation; Renewable Energy Development on Brownfield and Superfund Sites; Support for Tax Extenders Legislation; New National Park Service Historic Preservation Web Site; National Trust for Historic Preservation Announcement; National Housing Trust Meets with the Federal Reserve Chairman; Appeals Court Case in Oregon Regarding Early Release from LIHTC Restrictions

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.

July 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On May 21, Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced the Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2015 (S. 1412). The bipartisan bill would expand the eligibility criteria of the low-income housing tax credit ...

November 29, 2011
Podcast

Super Committee Collapses; Tax Extenders; New Issue Bond Program, Temporary Credit and Liquidity Program Extended; FY 2012 Income Limit Preview; CA Redevelopment Agency Update; Historic Boardwalk Hall Update; Minnesota Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Report; Awarding Winning Initiative in VT; OIG Audits CDFI Fund; InvestOhio Tax Credit; Bill to Provide Investment Tax Credit for Microturbines; Tax Treatment of Section 1603 grants in CA.

August 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) released the report, “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015” June 24. JCHS provides an assessment of the state of the rental and homeownership markets in its annual report. ...

December 6, 2011
Podcast

Congressional Update; IRS State Tax Credit Guidance; Oklahoma State Tax Credit Task Force; Final NMTC Targeted Populations Rules; IRS Conservation Easement Audit Technique Guide; Op-Ed in Support of Expanding the HTC; Extension Efforts for Section 1603 and the Production Tax Credit; and 2012 LIHTC Income Limits

December 13, 2011
Podcast

Tax Extenders; QEI Issuance; CDFI Fund Director Donna Gambrell Remarks; Historic Tax Credit Advocacy Resources; Native American Traditional Cultural Landscapes Action Plan; Letters Urging Extension of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives; Proposed Reform of Federal Surface Leasing on American Indian Lands; Push for Additional LIHTC Authority in N.Y.; Legislation to Fund Project Rebuild

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.

December 20, 2011
Podcast

Tax Extenders; LIHTC Legislation; NCSHA' Updated Recommended Practices; HUD’s Rental Policy Working Group; Support for Extending the NMTC; Historic Boardwalk Hall Case; Baseball Stadiums’ Experiences with Historic Preservation; Section 1603 Guidance; Study on the PTC; Senate Finance Subcommittee Hearing on Renewable Energy Tax Incentives; Renewable Energy Policy Change at the DoD

December 27, 2011
Podcast

Congressional Update; Proposed Changes to DDA Designations; NCSHA Calls for More Rural Housing Funding; Housing Affordability for Seasonal Workers; Historic Boardwalk Hall; Revised programmatic agreement between BLM, ACHP and NCSHPO; NMTC Program’s Use on Tribal Land