Biden Taps Yellen for Treasury Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden intends to nominate Janet Yellen to serve as his administration’s Treasury Secretary, according to media reports. If confirmed, Yellen would be the first woman to hold that position. She previously served as Federal Reserve Chair from 2014-18 under the Obama Administration, and was a Federal Reserve Board Governor, President of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton Administration.

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Continued Availability of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for HUD-Assisted Properties

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing published Housing Notice (HN) 2020-11, opening a second application period for owners of Multifamily-assisted properties to apply for CARES Act supplemental funds to offset property expenditures to safely serve residents in light of COVID-19. The notice allows owners to submit payment requests for expenses incurred through November 30, 2020. Requests are due to HUD or the Contract Administrator by December 11, 2020,

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Dec. 10 Webinar – Ready to Respond: Disaster Planning for Multifamily Affordable Housing Organizations

Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), HUD, Fannie Mae, and Bellwether Enterprise are holding a webinar from 1:30 – 3 p.m. ET on December 10 to discuss their new Ready to Respond: Business Continuity Toolkit. The toolkit equips multifamily affordable building owners & managers with a plan to address crisis as many housing communities confront risks associated with natural disasters and other risks that affect tenants and business resiliency, such as COVID-19.

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Sign-On by Nov. 20 to Support IRS COVID-Related LITHC Accommodations

The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) is circulating a sign-on letter to support the National Council of State Housing Agencies’ (NCSHA) letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of the Treasury calling for an extension to the temporary COVID-related LIHTC relief. The deadline to sign-on is Friday, November 20. NH&RA joined the letter and encourages our members to do so as well!