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, 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 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.

General News

CDFI Fund Opens $320.6 Million FY 2023 Capital Magnet Fund Round

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund opened the fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding round for the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF).

General News

Enterprise and Wells Fargo Announce Affordability Grant Program

Enterprise and the Wells Fargo Foundation jointly launched a $20 million grant competition—The Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge—designed to promote innovative strategies to increase access to affordable housing.


What to Expect with the 2023 HUD Income Limits

A new blog by Thomas Stagg with Novogradac explores the likely changes for the 2023 HUD income limits.


House Committee Changes

With the election of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) now settled, House Republicans have begun announcing committee leadership and assignments for the 118th Congress.


Housing Solutions in Rural Recreation Communities Webinar – Feb. 15

Housing Solutions in Rural Recreation Communities Webinar.

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