EPA Releases Implementation Framework for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an implementation framework for its new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), which will invest $27 billion to finance projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.


HUD Publishes HOME Facts & Per Unit 2023 Subsidy Limits 

HUD announces the publication of the issue of HOME FACTS, which informs all Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) that the right to draw HOME grant funds expires after nine fiscal years, including the fiscal year of the appropriation.


HUD NSPIRE Calculator Tool 

HUD announces the release of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) score calculator demo video, which housing authorities, property owners and agents can use as a resource to estimate their inspection score under the new national standards for the inspections.


Senate Hearing to Address Housing Challenges

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing on April 26 at 10 a.m. ET entitled “Building Consensus to Address Housing Challenges.”


Senator King Says Affordable Housing Crisis is “Impinging the Rebuilding of the Economy”

Senator Angus King (I – ME) described housing affordability as a “national crisis that’s really impinging the rebuilding of the economy.”


HUD Secretary Fudge Testifies before House Appropriations Committee on FY 2024 Budget Request, To Testify Before Senate Appropriations Committee on April 20

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge testified before the House Appropriations Committee on the department’s FY 2024 Budget Request.

Federal Housing Finance Agency

FHFA To Launch Multifamily Tenant Protections RFI

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will issue a Request for Input (RFI) on multifamily tenant protections.

General News

Accounting Standards Update Incents NMTCs, HTCs and RETCs

A blog post from Bad Elphick with Novogradac explains the recent Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards update, which makes investing in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs), Historic Tax Credits (HTCs), Renewable Energy Tax Credits (RETCS) and any new tax credits created in the future more attractive to investors.


Senate Considers Nominations of NEC Chairman, HUD Assistant Secretaries

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a nomination hearing for Dr. Jared Bernstein to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and Solomon Greene to be an assistant secretary of Policy Development & Research at HUD and David Uejio to be assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD.


HUD Highlights Land Use and Zoning Reforms

The Department of Housing and Urban Development released a new publication that summarizes the effects of restrictive land use policies on housing supply, location and affordability and highlights reforms that state and local governments can adopt to increase the housing supply.

General News

BPC Webinar on Boosting Landlord Voucher Acceptance – April 14

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is hosting a webinar at 1 p.m. ET on April 14 with senior HUD officials for a presentation on the various challenges to landlord acceptance of vouchers, as well as agency initiatives to overcome those hurdles, followed by a discussion exploring the future of landlord participation in the program.


House Introduces New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act

Representatives Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act (H.R. 2539) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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