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Presidential Seal

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Protect Renters, Promote Rental Affordability

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration issued a press release, Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights, and Resident-Centered Housing Challenge.

HUD

HUD Holds AFFH Proposed Rule Briefings – Feb. 6, 9 & 10

HUD announced it will hold three virtual briefings on the proposed rule for program participants and other stakeholders, at which it will cover the components of the proposed rule and present supplementary information tailored to the intended audience for each briefing.

Treasury

Treasury Awards $690 Million in Reallocated ERA Funds for Eviction Protection Activities

The Department of the Treasury announced it will reallocate $690 million of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program funding to assist with preventing evictions.

Treasury

Treasury Awards $690 Million in Reallocated ERA Funds for Eviction Protection Activities

The Department of the Treasury announced it will reallocate $690 million of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program funding to assist with preventing evictions.

New York

New York Mayor Eric Adams Features Housing in his State of the City Speech

Mayor Eric Adams (D) made housing one of his main priorities at his 2023 State of the City speech along with jobs, care, and safety and quality of life.

HUD

HUD Issues New Proposed AFFH Rule

HUD released the new version of its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) proposed rule, prior to publication in the Federal Register. Comments will be due 60 days from official publication.

Federal Housing Finance Agency

FHFA Announces Enhancements to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Radon Standards for Multifamily Properties

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced enhancements to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) multifamily radon standards, which will require additional radon testing for multifamily properties with loan applications received after June 30, 2023.

General News

The Surge in Household Growth and What It Suggests About the Future of Housing Demand

A new blog from Daniel McCue with the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University explores what the surge in household growth suggests about future housing demand.

HUD

HUD, DOE to Host ABCs of Multifamily Electrification Strategies – February 7

HUD and the Department of Energy will host a webinar featuring industry leaders in the multifamily electrification space who will provide an introduction and overview of electrification strategies for multifamily buildings.

HUD

HUD Posts URA Training Videos

The URA the HUD Way Training provides basic information and resources on the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (URA) and other requirements, such as section 104(d), for HUD-funded projects.

Department of Energy

EPA Solicits Owners/Property Managers for Leadership Group

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Multifamily Team is reaching out to affordable multifamily housing building owners and property managers to participate in a leadership group. Expected to meet about six times per year.

USDA Rural Development

USDA Hosts Build America, Buy America Webinar Series – Jan. 25 & 27

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold webinars on the coming Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) requirements.

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