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November 1, 2012
Periodical News Brief
The Kansas Department of Commerce ended Kansas Main Street, a program that provided guidance and funding to small communities to revitalize their historic commercial districts.
July 5, 2017
Periodical News Brief
Melvin L. Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), May 11 appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to discuss the status of the housing finance system after nine years of conservatorship. He reviewed the FHFA’s statutory mandates to manage Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises’) day-to-day operations and stated that these conservatorships are not sustainable and they need to end as soon as Congress can chart the way forward on housing finance reform. Watt highlighted important changes and reforms that have taken place during the conservatorships and said that FHFA must continue to meet its obligations while housing finance reform takes place. Watt closed by saying that the most significant challenge FHFA faces as conservator is that additional draws of taxpayer support would reduce the amount of taxpayer backing available to the Enterprises. He added that it would be a misconception for members of the committee to consider any actions that FHFA may take as conservator to avoid additional draws of taxpayer support as an effort to influence the outcome of housing finance reform or as a step toward recap and release. Watt concluded that the FHFA’s actions would be taken solely to avoid a draw during conservatorship. 
January 1, 2012
Periodical News Brief

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., introduced legislation to expand the 30 percent renewable energy investment credit to microturbine technology.

July 1, 2011
Periodical News Brief
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is soliciting comments concerning the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) regulations for federally assisted buildings.
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. ...

September 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief
The Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2014 was introduced July 31. The bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) of 1986 to allow homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students to qualify for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC). Currently, the ...
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). ...
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January 6, 2016
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