Federal / Agency News


NH&RA Joins FSS, Retrofit Sign-on Letters

NH&RA joined a letter urging Congress to include investments to retrofit rental homes to reduce energy costs and emissions and preserve affordable housing, as well as a letter requesting $150,000,000 for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in FY23 appropriations. The letter also requests that Congress strike language from past appropriations legislation that prohibited HUD from […]

Federal Reserve, FDIC and OCC Release Joint CRA Proposal

Last week, federal bank regulatory agencies jointly issued a proposal to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The proposed rule has the following key elements: Expand access to credit, investment and basic banking services in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. Under the proposal, the agencies would evaluate bank performance across the […]


Treasury Calls for More Housing Investments via SLFRF

Last week, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo visited an affordable housing services center in the City of Compton in Los Angeles County where he highlighted how California is using American Rescue Plan funds to keep families in their homes and build more affordable housing. California budgeted over $7.4 billion of its State and […]


Treasury Says Housing Credit “Should Not Be Impacted” by OECD/Global Minimum Tax Rules

A few weeks ago, NH&RA and several of our partners sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging that Community Development Finance Tools be preserved under a New Global Minimum Tax. Last week, the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Lily Batchelder singled out breaks for low-income housing, renewable energy and the New Markets Tax […]

Federal Housing Finance Agency

FHFA Announces Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Duty to Serve Underserved Markets Plans for 2022-2024

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published the 2022-2024 Underserved Markets Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) under the Duty to Serve (DTS) program. 


IRS Seeks Comments on Priority Guidance Plan 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2022-21, inviting public comment on recommendations for items that should be included in their 2022-2023 Priority Guidance Plan. 


HUD Publishes URA Low Income Limits

The 2022 Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (URA) – Low Income Limits have been issued on HUD.gov with an effective date of April 18, 2022. The low-income limits are used in connection with rental assistance payment calculations under 49 CFR 24.402(b). 

General News

CT Reminds Applicants of June 1 Deadline & FAQs 

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority reminds developers that the 2022 Housing Tax Credit Contribution (HTCC) applications for funding must be submitted electronically through the SharePoint website using the Consolidated Application Version 2022, no later than 4:00 p.m., June 1, 2022.  

General News

Department of Labor Seeks Comment on Updates to Davis-Bacon Act Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor is undertaking its first comprehensive review in almost 40 years of the regulations that implement the Davis-Bacon Act and related laws, requiring employers on federally-funded or assisted construction projects to pay locally prevailing wages to construction workers.

General News

Join CHCDF FY 2023 Funding Letter by May 15

NH&RA signed the Campaign for Housing and Community Development’s (CHCDF) Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding letter to Congress calling for the highest allocation of discretionary funds possible for affordable housing and community development programs.

Presidential Seal

President Biden Appoints Michael Barr to Federal Reserve

President Joe Biden (D) nominated former Treasury Department official Michael Barr to lead the Federal Reserve’s regulation of the banking system as the central bank’s vice chair for supervision.


HUD Releases FY 2022 Income Limits

HUD released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Income Limits for the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs.

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