DOE to Host Public Meeting on Weatherization Assistance Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Department of Energy (DOE) has scheduled a public meeting for June 18th to receive comments on its proposal to amend the eligibility provisions under the Weatherization Assistance Program for certain HUD assisted and Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties.


HUD/DOE Issue Memorandum Of Understanding To Allow Assisted & Public Housing to Utilize Weatherization Funds

HUD and the Department of Energy have issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)that outlines a path by which LIHTC Projects, HUD Assisted Housing and Public Housing can utilize Weatherization Assistance Program funds.


HUD Provides TCAP Q&A Documents

HUD has issued a new set of Q&As for the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) Program.


DOE Extends Comment Period, Announces Hearing on Weatherization Rules

The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the comment period until July 6, and announced a public hearing for June 18 (also available as a conference call) on proposed regulations it issued on May 21 regarding DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).


GAO Issues Report on HUD’s Oversight of PHAs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report claiming that HUD’s oversight of public housing authorities (PHAs) could be more focused on identifying potential inappropriate use or mismanagement of public housing funds.


$1.5 Billion in ARRA Funding Available for Homeless Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced $1.5 in available funding through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.


HUD Updates NOFA for ARRA Capital Fund Grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued clarification with regards to its May 7 notice of funding availability (NOFA) for Capital Fund Recovery Competition grants, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.


HUD Appoints Deputy Secretary of Policy Development and Research

Last week, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that President Obama has appointed Erika Poethig as Deputy Assistant Secretary for HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research.


HUD, Treasury Announce First Wave of Recovery Act Funding

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced more than $330 million in funding to assist troubled affordable housing developments in Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico through the Tax Credit Exchange Program, provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


HUD Announces Nearly $1 Billion for Public Housing Through ARRA

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced almost $1 billion in assistance for substantial improvements to the nation’s public housing stock. Funding is being provided through the Public Housing Capital Fund under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


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.

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