Federal / Agency News


NH&RA Offers NMTC Symposium Recordings

If you missed NH&RA’s 2009 New Markets Tax Credit Symposium, July 29 in Woodstock, Vermont, you can still purchase conference materials and audio recordings of the entire day!


IRS Provides Guidance on Stimulus Act Workout Provision

The Law Firm Ballard Spahr recently issued an alert on a interesting provision from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act that allows tax payers to defer cancellation of indebtedness income.


NH&RA Launches You Tube Channel

YouTubeNational Housing & Rehabilitation Association is pleased to announce we have launched our very own You Tube Channel. We will be using the HousingOnline Channel to share highlights from NH&RA Conferences & Events as well as ‘tag’ interesting affordable housing, LIHTC, NMTC and Historic Rehabilitation video content from across You Tube. Click here to subscribe to the HousingOnline Channel today.


Senate Introduces NMTC Extension Legislation

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) has introduced legislation (S. 1583) that would extend the New Markets Tax Credit for five years and provide $5 billion in annual NMTC allocation authority.


’09 Summer Institute Videos & Audio Files Now Available

If you missed the 2009 Summer Institute in Woodstock, VT you can still purchase conference materials and video and/or audio recordings of select sessions.


Registration Is Now Open For NH&RA Boston Developers Forum

NH&RA pleased to announce we will be returning to the Taj Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton) for our Annual Boston Fall Developers Forum November 2-3, 2009. This is a can’t miss event for developers and affordable housing professionals looking to get the latest updates on state-of-the-art transactions and breaking news from the Congress, HUD and HFAs.
Online registration is now open and the hotel is taking reservations at our group rate. Click here to register online.


Advocates Seek Amendments to Federal Historic Rehabilitation Program

Tax Credit Advisor, July 2009: The Historic Tax Credit Coalition, an advocacy group, has crafted a package of proposed legislative changes to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit program it hopes Congress will pass later this year. The prospects for passage are currently unclear.


CEFAH Update: House Passes Climate Change Legislation; Includes A Number of Retrofitting Provisions

The US House of Representative passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (HR 2454) on June 26th. This far reaching climate change legislation includes an important section on building energy retrofits (Section 202). Additionally, the legislation incorporates Representative Ed Perlmutter’s (D-Colo.) Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act (Subtitle H).


Senators Introduce Livable Communities Act

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT), along with fellow Committee members Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dan Akaka (D-HI) and Charles Schumer (D-NY), introduced legislation to help areas across the country plan and implement development projects that better integrate their community’s needs for transportation, housing, land use, and economic development.


Summer Institute Recap

Thanks to everyone that made the 2009 Summer Institute a great success! We were blown away by all of the compliments about the quality of the program and networking. I especially want to thank all the great speakers! Its not every day that so many industry leaders and innovators can come together to share ideas and innovations. In such a tough business environment it was inspirational to see how our members are creating new opportunities to close transactions. If you didn’t make out to Vermont here are a few things that you missed…


2009 Summer Institute & NMTC Symposium: Presentations Now Available!

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association is pleased to announce that it has made available the PowerPoint presentations displayed during the recent 2009 Summer Institute & Pre-Conference Symposium on New Markets Tax Credits, held July 29 – August 1, 2009 in Woodstock, Vermont.


Brookings Institution Publishes Resources on Implementing ARRA

The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program has published on its website a new series of resources titled “Implementing ARRA” which tracks the implementation work of metropolitan leaders, assessing their progress and struggles, and extracting from the innovators’ experiences ideas for short- and long-term federal policy reforms.

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