Federal / Agency News

USDA Rural Development

USDA RD Publishes FY 2023 Management Fees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development (RD) published Procedural Notice (PN) 567 announcing final management fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

Federal Housing Finance Agency

HFA Publishes New Multifamily Affordable Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently proposed multifamily affordable housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2023 and 2024.

General News

Strategies for Achieving Zero Energy in Multifamily Buildings Webinar – Sept. 13

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently published an Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Multifamily Buildings, developed with support from the Department of Energy (DOE) and aimed at assisting multifamily building owners and operators, design professionals and developers in achieving zero energy buildings.

General News

RD Issues Letter on Reserve Deposit Resizing

Rural Development (RD) recently published an Unnumbered Letter (UL) entitled, “Section 515 and Section 514 Multi-Family Housing Reserve Deposit Resizing.”


HUD, USICH, State and Local Leaders Partner on House America

House America: An All-Hands-on-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis is a federal initiative in which the HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) are inviting mayors, city and county leaders, tribal nation leaders, and governors into a national partnership. House America will utilize the funds provided through the American Rescue Plan to address the crisis of homelessness through a Housing First approach.

General News

JCHS State of Housing Design Survey Responses Due Sept. 9

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (JCHS) is working on a new publication about housing design, focused on projects and ideas that address issues, such as density, the needs of special populations, climate change, affordability and other social concerns.

General News

CDFI Funds Holds Equitable Recovery Program Webinar – Aug. 25

The CDFI Fund will hold a CDFI ERP Supplemental FAQs webinar from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET on August 25 to inform applicants about the FY 2022 CDFI Equitable Recovery Program (CDFI ERP) application.

General News

Polsinelli Publishes Green Tax Incentive Compendium

Jerome Garciano with Polsineli published his annual Green Tax Incentive Compendium, which presents certain federal and state tax incentives promoting the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. Each

Presidential Seal

House Passes, President Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act

Last week, the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act along a party line vote and on Tuesday, President Biden signed the bill, enacting it into law.


HUD Publishes Davis-Bacon Labor Standards: Agency/Contractor Guide and Contractor Addendum

HUD published the Davis-Bacon Labor Standards: Agency/Contractor Guide and Contractor Addendum.

USDA Rural Development

USDA Holds Multifamily Housing Partnership Updates Meeting – Sept. 29

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Multifamily Housing (MFH) leadership will hold a meeting via Teams at 3 p.m. ET on September 29 to provide updates on MFH programs.


Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act – Housing Not Included

Over the weekend, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act via the reconciliation process, which only requires passage via a simple majority.

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