House Appropriations Committee Amends, Adopts Economic Recovery Package

After adopting several amendments, the House Appropriations Committee approved HR 352 on a vote of 35-22. The measure is scheduled to be marked-up by two additional committees before being voted on by the full House of Representatives.


Donovan Confirmed as New HUD Secretary

haun Donovan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 22 as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


HUD Final Rule Extends Maximum Term of Energy Performance Contracts

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on January 26 published a final rule that amends the public housing operating fund regulations to reflect recent statutory changes regarding energy performance contracts for public housing properties.


President-Elect Obama Names Shaun Donovan as HUD Secretary

President-elect Barack Obama has named Shaun Donovan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development as his choice for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.


House Releases Text For Economic Recovery Bill, Includes Many Items Advocated by NH&RA & CEFAH

The US House of Representatives has released the text for its economic recovery bill. The measure has not yet been assigned a bill number. The measure contains many items advocated for by NH&RA and our Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing.


Arizona Amends LIHTC Utility Allowance Regulations

The Arizona Department of Housing has released a notice that summarizes proposed changes to the July 2008 IRS ruling that amends utility allowance regulations for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program.


President-Elect Obama Names Key Staff, Reviewers

President-elect Barack Obama has named some key appointments to White House staff and agency transition review teams with connections to housing.


HUD Releases Annual Adjustment Factors for Section 8 Contract Rents

HUD has announced its revised Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) for adjustment of contract rents on assistance contract anniversaries.


HUD Issues Proposed Rule for Disposition Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on December 22 issued a proposed rule to govern the sale of HUD-held single family homes and mortgage assets in designated revitalization areas .


HUD Issues Market Analysis Report for Fort Worth

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a new comprehensive housing market analysis report for Fort Worth, TX.


FEMA Announces New Assistance Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the execution of an Interagency Agreement (IAA) between FEMA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish a grant program called “Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP)- Ike” for Hurricanes Ike and Gustav.


HUD Restates Policies on Waivers During Transition

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a notice that reiterates its policies governing Departmental waiver of HUD regulations and directives during a period of Administration transition.

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