House Financial Services Committee Holds Markup Hearing for Section 8 Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee convened today to markup proposed legislation, H.R. 3045, to reform the housing choice voucher program under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.


House Appropriations Committee Passes USDA Funding Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee yesterday (July 6) passed H.R. 2997, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Funding Bill, which appropriates funds to the nation’s rural housing programs.


“Rep. Frank Introduces Legislation to Use TARP Dividends For Housing Trust Fund”

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) introduced legislation (HR 3068) that would that would send $2.5 billion in TARP dividends to housing programs created by the last Congress and dedicate $4 billion of what remains from the original $700 billion in TARP funding to other efforts to help struggling homeowners.


Senator Bayh Introduces Disaster Housing Legislation

Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) has proposed legislation that would make $230 million in funding immediately available to begin work on shovel-ready affordable housing developments in flood-ravaged areas of Indiana. The legislation would clarifiy that disaster housing credits in Indiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin would be eligible for the Tax Credit Exchange Program.


House Passes Veterans’ Housing Legislation

The House of Representatives recently passed by a 417-2 vote the Homes for Heroes Act of 2009 (H.R. 403), which makes housing rental vouchers available to all homeless veterans and includes veterans in public housing planning programs.


House Ways and Means Committee To Hold Hearing On Tax Exempt Bonds

House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) has that the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures will hold a hearing on issues involving tax-exempt and taxable governmental bonds on May 21.


States’ ARRA Resource Page

NH&RA will continue to update the ARRA resource page below as information is made available.


Presentations from 2009 Spring Developers Forum Now Available

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has made available the PowerPoint presentations displayed during the recent 2009 Spring Developers Forum: A Time of Opportunity, held May 11-12, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California.


NH&RA Urges Congress To Action On Critical New Markets Tax Credit Fix

NH&RA is urging Congress to take action to make a critical technical change to the New Markets Tax Credit Program, making it easier to use the subsidy on projects involving multiple buildings.


Download Our Brochure For The 2009 Spring Developers Forum, May 11-12 in Los Angeles

Download Our Brochure For The 2009 Spring Developers Forum, May 11-12 in Los Angeles. Click here to download our conference brochure


Senate Schedules Confirmation Hearings For HUD Nominees

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Chairman Dodd, D-Conn.) has scheduled a confirmation hearing for April 23 on pending nominations to Administrative positions.


NH&RA Video Stream: Washington & Policy Update, April 6, 2009

National Council of Affordable Housing Market Analysts recently convened its Spring Public Policy & Market Study Forum April 6-7 in Washington DC. This year’s innovative program featured a very informative Washington & Public Policy Update. The panelists explored critical topics including the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, congressional legislative priorities, personnel and regulatory changes at HUD and in the Obama Administration and much, much, more…You can now preview the session on our YouTube Channel or our our website

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