Homelessness

California

California Enacts Law to Fast Track Housing for the Homeless

On September 26 California Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA), signed into law Assembly Bill 2162, a measure that would fast-track housing for the homeless by bypassing some of the local approval hurdles.

NH&RA News

Amazon’s Bezos to Commit $2 Billion to Homeless Programs, Preschools in Low Income Areas

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos announced on Twitter (@JeffBezos) that he and his wife, MacKenzie, would commit $2 billion to “exisiting non-profits that help homeless families, and creating a network of new, nonprofit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities.”

QAP Oregon

Oregon Governor Announces Strategy to End Homelessness; Proposes Major New Investment in Affordable Housing Development

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced a new strategy to prioritize ending homelessness for children and veterans, and to increase housing affordability for all Oregonians.  Through the publication of a white paper entitled “Housing Policy Agenda: Housing Stability for Children, Veterans and the Chronically Homeless and Increased Housing Supply for Urban and Rural Communities” Governor […]

QAP Florida

Florida Hosts Webinar on Homeless Housing Assistance Loan Demonstration

A webinar event will take place on Wednesday July 13, 2016, beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST.

congress-capitol

Senators Seek to Extend LIHTC Eligibility to Homeless, Veteran Students

Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Rob Portmann (R-OH) introduced legislation to modify the tax code so that homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students are eligible to live in low-income housing tax credit properties.

HUD

Administration’s FY 2016 Budget Offers Promising Proposals

On February 2, President Barack Obama introduced his fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget, requesting a total of $49.3 billion for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and proposing significant policy changes aimed at improving the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and a proposal to modify and permanently extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program.

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