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NH&RA Hosts ICAST IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator

ICAST’s IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator is now available on NH&RA’s website under the Resources section.

General News

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Local Bans on Homeless Encampments

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson.


HUD Updates Multifamily Wind and Storm Insurance Policy  

HUD announced an increase in deductibles for wind and named insurance coverage for multifamily properties financed with FHA-insured mortgages as a measure to address rising wind and storm insurance costs in recent years with extreme weather events expected to continue.

Department of Energy

EPA Awards Solar for All Grants, NHT Selected

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded grants under the $7 billion Solar for All program, which will create or expand existing low-income solar programs.

USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development Decoupling Program Development Stakeholder Session – April 25  

The decoupling of rental assistance from Section 514/515 loans under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 will now permit properties with Section 514/515 maturing mortgages to continue to receive rental assistance to further preserve affordable housing. A stakeholder engagement session is being held on April 25 at 2 p.m. ET and those interested in participating are encouraged to register.


Senate, House Hold FY 2025 HUD Appropriations Hearings – April 30 & May 1 

Senate, House Hold FY 2025 HUD Appropriations Hearings – April 30 & May 1 


Rep. Cole Selected House Appropriations Chair, Rep. Womack Selected as THUD Subcommittee Chair

Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) will chair the full House Appropriations committee, following the retirement of Chair Kay Granger (R-TX) at the end of her term.


Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Challenges Preserving the U.S. Housing Stock

On April 16, the Housing, Transportation and Community Development Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing on Challenges in Preserving the U.S. Housing Stock.


Senate Holds HUD, FHFA Oversight Hearing – April 18

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold an Oversight of Federal Housing Regulators hearing on April 18 at 10 a.m. ET. HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Sandra Thompson will testify.


Comments on Proposed Rule Modifying PHA Selection Criteria for Applicants with Convictions, Arrest Records Due June 10 

HUD published a proposed rule that would amend the regulations governing admission to certain HUD-supported housing for applicants with criminal records or histories of involvement with the criminal justice system and evictions based on illegal drug use, drug-related criminal activity or other criminal activity.

General News

Our Homes, Our Votes Webinar Series

Our Homes, Our Votes is a nonpartisan initiative to boost voter turnout among low-income renters and elevate housing as an election issue.

General News

BPC Hosts Chat with HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman – April 23 

Attend the event in-person or join virtually, as Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) executive director Dennis Shea hosts a fireside chat with new HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman discussing HUD’s approach and strategies in addressing the housing shortage on April 23 at 10 a.m. ET.

General News

EPA Announces Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Awardees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced selections for $20 billion in grant awards under two competitions within the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).

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