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Democrats Retain Senate, Republicans Poised to Take Control of House

The 118th Congress will most likely be a divided Congress with Democrats retaining the Senate and Republicans taking over the House of Representatives.

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Congress to Vote on Stopgap Funding through Dec. 16

Fiscal Year 2022 funding runs out on September 30, and the federal government begins Fiscal Year 2023 on October 1.

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Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act – Housing Not Included

Over the weekend, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act via the reconciliation process, which only requires passage via a simple majority.

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Recap of Senate Banking Committee Hearing on How Renters and Communities are Impacted by Today’s Housing Market

On August 2, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled “‘The Rent Eats First’: How Renters and Communities are Impacted by Today’s Housing Market.”

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NH&RA Joins FSS, Retrofit Sign-on Letters

NH&RA joined a letter urging Congress to include investments to retrofit rental homes to reduce energy costs and emissions and preserve affordable housing, as well as a letter requesting $150,000,000 for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in FY23 appropriations. The letter also requests that Congress strike language from past appropriations legislation that prohibited HUD from […]

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NH&RA Joins SLFRF Letter to Congressional Leaders

NH&RA joined with 81 other organizations in a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on the need to adjust the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) program so that it can be used efficiently to provide long-term loans to LIHTC developments.

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Congress Passes FY 2022 Funding through March 11

Last week the Senate passed a continuing resolution that will fund the federal government through March 11.

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House Extends Continuing Resolution till March 11; Senate to Vote

Last week the House passed a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government at current funding levels through March 11.

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Treasury IG Report Concludes IRS Oversight of Housing Credit Program Can Be Improved

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently released a report on IRS oversight of the LIHTC program calling for improvements.

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Senate Banking Committee Advances Several HUD Nominees

The Senate Banking Committee voted to advance the nominations of Julia Gordon to serve as assistant secretary of Housing and Federal Housing commissioner, David Uejio to serve as assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Arthur Jemison as assistant secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Solomon Greene as assistant secretary for Policy Development and Research and Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava as assistant secretary for administration.

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Senate Approves Alanna McCargo as Ginnie Mae President

The Senate approved Alanna McCargo as president of Ginnie Mae by a voice vote on December 14.

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BBB Faces New Challenges as Sen. Manchin Withdraws Support

BBB Faces New Challenges as Sen. Manchin Withdraws Support

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