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  • NH&RA Announces Winners and Finalists for 2014 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

    A group of former cotton press buildings redeveloped into housing and retail, a distressed Art Deco hotel preserved as permanent supportive housing, and a vinegar warehouse converted to an art gallery are among the innovative projects chosen to receive a 2014 J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (“Timmy” Award). more

  • Two Boston-Based Leaders Announced as Recipients of NH&RA’s 11th Annual Affordable Housing Vision Awards

    National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) announced today it will honor two housing and community development leaders with its 2014 Affordable Housing Vision Awards for career achievement. David Abromowitz, a Boston-based attorney nationally known for his expertise in affordable housing, economic and community development issues, and Andrea Daskalakis, one of the most creative minds in the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) industry, have been named as honorees. more

  • UPDATE: Senate Confirms Julian Castro as Next HUD Secretary

    On May 23, President Obama announced significant cabinet position changes, including his nominations of Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio to become the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and current HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to head the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). more

  • Senate Approps Approves $36 Billion in Discretionary Spending for HUD Members Only Content

    The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved its fiscal year (FY) 2015 Transportation-HUD spending bill by a measure of 29-1. The draft bill would provide $36 billion in discretionary spending for Housing and Urban Development programs, offsetting receipts estimated by CBO at $9.8 billion, which allows for program funding levels totaling $45.8 billion for HUD programs. more

  • CDFI Fund Announces $3.5 Billion in NMTC Awards

    On Thursday, June 6 the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund announced the calendar year 2013 New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations, totaling approximately $3.501 billion. more

  • UPDATE: Tiberi-Neal Introduce Bill to Permanently Freeze LIHTC Credit Floor

    Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) recently introduced H.R. 4717, a bill which would establish a permanent floor for both the 9% and 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). Debate is still underway on the Senate side regarding the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, S. 2260, which includes a two year extension of the nine and four percent credit floor provisions. more

  • NCHMA Releases Frequently Asked Questions Document for Model Content Standards

    The National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA) today released a new supporting document to the organization’s Model Content Standards for Rental Housing Market Studies (Model Content). NCHMA’s Model Content offer a set of recommendations for standardized terminology, content, and level of analysis for market studies. more

  • PTEE Road Show Kickoff is an Eye-Opener for Attendees

    NH&RA’s inaugural Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Road Show dug deeply into case studies from presenters who have already benefitted from creative approaches to utility cost control, sources of available funding for retrofits and the huge possibilities for a more efficient future even in what Michael Bodaken of the D.C.-based National Housing Trust referred to as a “resource-flat environment.” more

  • NH&RA Forms RAD Users Group to Share Issues and Ideas with HUD Members Only Content

    A new initiative for members involved with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) was announced at NH&RA’s recent Annual Meeting. At the request of HUD, NH&RA has formed a new working group for RAD users to meet with HUD on a regular basis to discuss challenges and share ideas for improvements to the program. At a kick off session featuring Margaret Salazar, Director of HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Preservation, was held in conjunction with last week’s NH&RA Annual Meeting. NH&RA members identified the following tips for developers and houing authorities pursuing RAD transactions... more

  • Congressional Tax Reform Proposal Creates Major Changes to LIHTC, HTC, & Energy Tax Credits

    On Wednesday February 26, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released his long-awaited draft Tax Reform Act of 2014. The draft legislation contains many significant provisions relating to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and would also repeal the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and various renewable energy credits. more

  • “NH&RA Announces Major Philadelphia “Preservation Through Energy Efficiency” Event, a Major Energy Efficiency Initiative Supported by the MacArthur Foundation”

    WASHINGTON, DC – National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (“NH&RA”) will convene its first Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Road Show (“Road Show”) on April 3 at the Hub Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia, PA.... more

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