Industry News

IRS Issues Opportunity Zone Proposed Regulations

On Friday, October 19 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued several critical documents relating to the Opportunity Zone Incentive. This includes:

New White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

President Trump signed an executive order creating the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The council, led by HUD Secretary Carson, spans 13 federal agencies with the intent of prioritizing opportunity zones in a variety of federal efforts, including grant funding, loan guarantees, infrastructure spending and crime prevention.

RAD Notice: Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Requirements Not Triggered

A new Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) notice from HUD amends the previous final notice by stating that “that execution of a Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) contract as a result of the conversion of Rent Supp, RAP, Mod Rehab, or Mod Rehab SRO contracts through RAD after the publication of this notice does not trigger Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements.”

Member News

In Memoriam: Amy Anthony

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Amy Anthony, founder of NH&RA member company Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH). Amy led POAH from being an idea in her head to one of the most active developers of affordable housing in several markets across the country. With a deep […]

Dominium Publishes Series of Articles on Income Averaging Policy

NH&RA member firm Dominium recently published three articles on income averaging. The first article dispels the myth that there is an income averaging ‘cliff’ when one unit on the property goes out of compliance. Rather, 40 percent of units must serve households that on average make 60 percent of the area median income.

MassHousing Honors WinnCompanies and NEI General Contracting for Their Use of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Across Massachusetts

MassHousing has recognized the efforts of WinnCompanies and NEI General Contracting for their utilization of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) in fiscal year 2018, which created economic opportunities for hundreds of working families across Massachusetts.

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