The Virginia Housing Development Agency (VHDA) has recently made available a free online renter education course titled “How to be a Successful Renter,” which covers the rights and responsibilities of renting. The online education course is designed to equip renters with the knowledge necessary to be responsible tenants and to avoid the eviction process. It is divided into nine sections, with an assessment at the end of each that learners must pass to earn a certificate.Read More
Qualified Allocation Plans Category Archives
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) released a second amendment to its 2019-2020 QAP to address certain eligibility criteria, which has changed since the adoption of the 2019-2020 Allocation Plan, specifically related to regulatory requirements and timing considerations. Comments on the amendment should be submitted by August 26.Read More
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is working to create a streamlined calendar and transparent alignment of funding opportunities for the next two years. Affordable Rental Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) applicants and development stakeholders are invited to participate in a series of conversations with OHCS program and policy staff.Read More
The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) will hold a 2020 QAP public hearing on September 4 at 2:00 pm EDT. The meeting will take place at NCHFA’s office at 3508 Bust Street Raleigh, NC 27609 and via webinar.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) will conduct a webinar on income-averaging on August 27 at 10:00 am CDT. This webinar will cover MHDC’s income-averaging policy in detail, discuss application requirements and cover administration of these developments from approval through compliance. Those who are interested in electing income-averaging for developments submitted in the 2019 Rental Production Application round should plan to attend this webinar.Read More
The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) will hold the 2019 Application Workshop on August 29 at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Independence, MO.
The workshop will be open to applicants who wish to submit a 2019 application for nine percent and four percent Federal LIHTC, HOME funds, National Housing Trust Fund and MHDC Fund Balance. Anyone planning on submitting a 2019 Rental Production application should plan on attending. The workshop will cover information about the Rental Production application, changes in the QAP and Developers’ Guide including the new scoring model, funding from the National Housing Trust Fund and other special topics of interest to the development community. The agenda is available here and participants can register here.
The Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) announced Lisa Beran as its new interim executive director and chief executive officer after Edwin King announced his resignation to enter the private sector.
Lisa formerly served as deputy executive director and general counsel of KHC, and had retired in March 2019, but returned as interim executive director on August 19. Prior to her employment with KHC, Lisa served as legal counsel for Kentucky’s statewide network of domestic violence shelter programs; as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.; and as a staff attorney with Legal Aid.
Lisa is a graduate of Wake Forest University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati.
Indiana Housing and Community Development, in partnership with the Sagamore Institute, is conducting a study on Indiana housing trends pre- and post-recession. Sagamore researchers are surveying housing professionals across the state to identify current critical issues housing professionals are experiencing or seeing in their regions/professions related to housing supply and demand, housing affordability, demographic shifts of households and workforce housing needs.
To participate in the survey please submit your responses by August 25. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please feel free to contact Sagamore Institute, Senior Research Fellow, Dr. JoAnna Brown at email@example.com or 317-472-2054.