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December 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2014-61 (Rev Proc 2014-61) Oct. 30. Rev Proc 2014-61 lists the annual inflation adjustments for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) and private activity bond caps for fiscal year (FY) 2015...

February 1, 2015
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The United States Conference of Mayors released its annual report, “Hunger and Homelessness Survey: A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities” in late December 2014. The survey analyzes the status of hunger and homelessness in 25 cities. ...

March 1, 2015
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The groundbreaking for the rehabilitation of the Historic Westside School in Las Vegas was Jan. 17. The project received $14 million in federal New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) program funding. ...

April 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

U.S. Bank announced a $7.9 million investment Feb. 12 of historic tax credit (HTC) and new markets tax credit (NMTC) equity for the renovation of former Goodyear Hall and the Ohio Savings and Bank Trust buildings into a mixed-use development in Akron, Ohio. ...

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. ...

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 ...

July 1, 2015
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The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund released 2003-2013 data and a summary report for the NMTC program June 2. The data is compiled from annual reports submitted by community development entities (CDEs) that have been awarded NMTC allocations. ...

August 1, 2015
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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. ...

Handbooks and Booklets

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

October 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On Aug. 25, U.S. Bank announced the investment of $65 million in construction and acquisition loans for the renovation of the historic Plymouth Building in downtown Minneapolis. The construction ...

October 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Aug. 13 the launch of its new Resource Locator app. The mobile app and mobile website includes but is not limited to information

November 1, 2015
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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 ...

November 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills Oct. 10 that would have affected the California state low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC). Assembly Bill 35 was enrolled Sept. 14. The bill would have increased the $70 million annual state ...

December 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) on Oct. 23 released a document, “Guidance on the Use of Real Property Restrictions or Conditions in the Section 106 Process to Avoid Adverse Effects.” The guidance is meant to help federal agencies that are considering placing a preservation condition on properties they intend to transfer out of federal ownership.