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District of Columbia Issues 2009 QAP

The District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development has released its new qualified allocation plan (QAP) for its low-income housing tax credit program.

Oregon

Oregon Bill Would Increase Cap on State Housing Tax Credit

A bill (SB 199) has been introduced in the Oregon state legislature that would increase by $4 million the cap on the amount of Oregon Affordable Housing Tax Credits that may be outstanding in any fiscal year, from $17 million to $21 million.

California

California Postpones 2009 LIHTC First-Round Application Deadline

The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) has postponed from April 6 its first-round application deadline for its low-income housing tax credit program, as well as associated application workshops.

HUD

HUD, FEMA Announce Transitional Rental Assistance for Disaster Victims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced a transition rental assistance program for families currently enrolled in the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP-Katrina/Rita).

Alaska

Georgia, Alaska Solicits Requests for Neighborhood Stabilization Plans

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has issued a Request for Proposals to solicit requests for $19.6 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds.

Florida

HUD Issues Comprehensive Market Analysis for Fort Lauderdale Area

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issue a new comprehensive housing market analysis report for Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL.

HUD

White House Names Urban Affairs Director

President Obama has named Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr. to direct the new White House Office of Urban Affairs. He will be the Administration’s point person to coordinate urban policy areas, including urban development, education, health care, and public safety.

Illinois

Illinois Soliciting Applications for LIHTCs for Disaster Counties

The Illinois Housing Development Authority is soliciting applications for roughly $9.7 million in low-income housing tax credits for projects available only for projects in 18 designated disaster counties within the state. Applications must be submitted on April 6.

Ohio

Ohio Issue Draft 2009 Guidelines for Loan Program

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) has released draft guidelines for 2009 for its Housing Development Loan Program.

Ohio

Ohio Agency Amends Gap Financing Guidelines for LIHTC Projects

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency has announced newly approved amendments to the gap financing guidelines under its Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP).

New York

New York Releases New Regional Housing Needs Studies

The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal has released three new studies reporting on current housing needs in three regions. The studies are on the Mohawk Region, Central Region, and Tier Region.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Issues Statement on Adjustments, Waivers to 2009 QAP

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) is taking steps to assist in providing maximum flexibility and responsiveness to developers seeking 2009 low-income housing tax credits.

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