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CalHFA MIP NOFA opens Feb. 5

The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) Mixed-Income Program (MIP) is funded by the Building Homes and Jobs Act signed into law in 2017. Beginning in 2019, and continuing on an annual basis, CalHFA will receive 15 percent of the Building Homes and Jobs Act Fund, expected to be $30 – $45 million, to provide residential mixed-income housing with unit restrictions between 30 percent and 120 percent of the area median income. $40 million in funds available and applications are due between Feb. 5 and April 30. The MIP term sheet is available here.

California AHSC Program Round 4 NOFA Applications due Feb. 11

Applications for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) are due on Feb. 11. The AHSC program seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through projects that implement land-use, housing, transportation, and agricultural land preservation practices to support infill and compact development. For the fourth round, $395 million in funding is available.

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Move America Act Would Expand PAB Authority, Create Infrastructure Tax Credit

Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) reintroduced the Move America Act. The bill would expand tax-exempt private activity bonds (PAB) and create a new infrastructure tax credit (Move America Equity Credits), to help fund infrastructure projects through private-public partnerships. According the Joint Committee on Taxation, the bill would leverage $8 billion in federal investment into $226 billion worth of bond authority over the next 10 years or up to $56 billion over 10 years in tax credits.

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GAO Releases Report on Housing Finance Reform

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a new report Housing Finance: Prolonged Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Prompt Need for Reform. The report, prepared for Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), calls on Congress to “consider legislation for the future federal role in housing finance that addresses the structure of the enterprises, establishes clear, specific, and prioritized goals and considers all relevant federal entities, such as FHA and Ginnie Mae.”

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