General News

State Housing Tax Credit Legislation Update 

Sugar Creek Capital provided developers an update on the state tax credit program.

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Developer Talent Pipeline 

Bank of America recently spotlighted its talent acquisition programs at the NH&RA Annual Spring Developers Forum.


Massachusetts Hosts Regional Listening Sessions

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) will hold regional listening sessions to engage stakeholders and solicit feedback as the Healey-Driscoll Administration develops its first five-year strategic statewide housing plan.


Tax Bill’s Path Forward in the Senate – Advocacy Needed

The Senate has yet to take up the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (H.R. 7024), which passed the House in January and contains two critical LIHTC provisions.


HUD Guidance on Application of the Fair Housing Act to the Screening of Applicants for Rental Housing

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity issued guidance on the Application of the Fair Housing Act to the Screening of Applicants for Rental Housing.

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House Appropriations Member Day – May 8 

Member Day hearing for the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittees has been scheduled for May 8 at 10 a.m. ET at 2358-A Rayburn House Office Building for Members can join here.


HUD Holds Repositioning Office Hours – May 12

HUD’s Office of Recapitalization, Special Applications Center (SAC), Voucher Program and field operations will be available to answer questions about repositioning – particularly questions that other PHAs would benefit from having HUD staff address in a live recorded webinar from 1 to 3 p.m. ET on May 15.


House Announces Tax Teams

House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) announced the establishment of ten “Tax Teams,” made up of Republican members of the committee, that will each focus on a specific aspect of tax policy to prepare for what is expected to be major tax legislation next year in advance of the expiration of many provisions from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


Secretary Yellen Testifies Before House Ways & Means Committee

During her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said, “President Biden and I are taking additional actions to bring down the cost of key household expenses like energy, prescription drugs and housing.”


FY 2025 Appropriations Update

In the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee held a hearing to review the President’s FY 2025 HUD budget request.

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Local Bans on Homeless Encampments

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson.


HUD Updates Multifamily Wind and Storm Insurance Policy  

HUD announced an increase in deductibles for wind and named insurance coverage for multifamily properties financed with FHA-insured mortgages as a measure to address rising wind and storm insurance costs in recent years with extreme weather events expected to continue.

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