Kaitlyn Snyder Author Archives


Partner Insights: Novogradac Publishes Blog Post On Bond Issuance Trends

A new note from Peter Lawrence with Novogradac and Co. analyses state use of the private activity bonds (PABs). In 2017, eleven states reported no multifamily PAB issuance, up from ten in 2016 and down from the high of 30 in 2011.


HUD published 2019 Utility Allowance Factors (UAFs)

HUD published the Utility Allowance Adjustment Factors (UAFs) for 2019 which will be effective on Feb. 11, 2019. Compared to 2018 UAFs, oil increased by 3.35 percent, natural gas increased by 12.62 percent, electric increased by 3.61 percent and water, trash and sewer increased by 0.09 percent nationwide.


Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Bill to Expand Opportunity Zones

On November 15, Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the “Hurricanes Florence and Michael and California Wildfire Tax Relief Act” (S. 3648). The bill, in addition to providing tax relief for victims of the natural disasters like an employment credit and tax-favored withdrawals from retirement plans, would designate all of the applicable disaster zones as an Opportunity Zones.

General News

IRS Publishes 2019 Revenue Procedure for LIHTC, PAB

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the 2019 state caps for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Private Activity Bonds (PAB) in Revenue Procedure 2018-57. The LIHTC is the greater of $2.75625 times the state population or a minimum of $3,166,875. The PAB volume cap is the greater of $105 times the state […]

NH&RA News

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.


Treasury Releases Priority Guidance Plan

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released its 2018-2019 Priority Guidance Plan.  Part one covers implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Notably, the first item in this section is issuing regulations for LIHTC income averaging. The plan also includes issuing regulations for utility allowances under the LIHTC, clarification and revision of […]

NH&RA News

Bipartisan Group Recommends Changes to Federal Housing Policy

Politico convened a group of 14 bipartisan business leaders, thinkers and policymakers to explore barriers to opportunity in America. Three of their nine recommendations focus on housing:  prioritize internet connectivity, ease zoning restrictions in some cities and rethink housing rehabilitation policies in other cities.


Shutdown Countdown

Funding for the federal government was scheduled to run out on Friday, Dec. 7. On Thursday, Dec. 6 Congress passed a short term continuing resolution that funds the remaining seven appropriations subcommittee bills through Dec. 21. President Trump signed the bill on Friday, Dec. 7.

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