NH&RA News

NH&RA Hosts ICAST IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator

ICAST’s IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator is now available on NH&RA’s website under the Resources section.


HUD Releases Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Income Limits

Last week, HUD released Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Income Limits, which were effective on May 15, 2023. HUD once again instituted a cap, this year at 5.92 percent.


Bipartisan YIMBY Act Reintroduced in Congress

Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, a bill aimed at removing discriminatory zoning policies and burdensome regulations that hinder housing and community development.

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Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Initiative to Tackle Unsheltered Homelessness

The Biden-Harris administration launched ALL INside, an initiative to address unsheltered homelessness across the country.


HUD, NAHB Hold Innovative Housing Showcase June 9-11

HUD and National Association for Home Builders (NAHB) announced details for the 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase.


Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act Reintroduced

Last week, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act was reintroduced in both the House and Senate as H.R. 3238 and S. 1557.


HUD Releases Green and Resilient Retrofit Program NOFOs

HUD released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP).


NSPIRE Inspections to Start July 1 for Public Housing, Oct. 1 for HUD-Assisted Properties

Last week, HUD published the final rule for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE), which establishes a new approach to defining and assessing housing quality.


HUD Publishes Income Guidance for Community Solar Programs

Community solar providers and building owners are grappling with how owners can distribute the financial benefits of community or rooftop solar to residents that reside in master-metered buildings and do not have an individual electricity bill.


CDFI Capital Magnet Fund and Qualified Investment Report

CDFI Fund released the application data for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 round of its Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) program. A total of 144 organizations submitted applications requesting more than $1.1 billion in funding. The applicants propose to serve 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. In total, 42 percent of the […]


HUD Allocates $383 Million via National Housing Trust Fund

HUD allocated $382 million through the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF), which funds capital costs properties serving extremely low- and very low-income households, including families experiencing homelessness.


Senate Hearing on Rural Housing Legislation

Last week, the Housing, Transportation and Community Development subcommittee of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee held a hearing on Rural Housing Legislation.

General News

Jim Tobin to lead NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders announced Jim Tobin will take the helm as president and CEO, effective June 1, succeeding Jerry Howard, who has led the organization since 2001.

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