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How the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act Compares with the LIHTC Program

July 29, 2021    

Earlier this year, President Biden made headlines as he introduced a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, titled “The American Jobs Plan,” to rebuild America’s infrastructure and revitalize the economy. With the federal moratorium on housing eviction ending in July, the majorities...

Q&A on Handling Disability Insurance Payments

June 24, 2021    

COVID-related illness has forced many people to tap short- or long-term disability insurance.

 

How to Resolve Conflicts Between Tax Credit and HOME Program Requirements

May 27, 2021    

In April, the Biden administration submitted to Congress the president’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. The request reveals the administration’s priorities with regard to affordable housing. Along with seeking a significant expansion of rental assistance, the...

Legislative Momentum Builds for LIHTC Program Improvements

April 28, 2021    

Lawmakers recently reintroduced the latest reiteration of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) in the House and Senate with bipartisan support. The Senate and House versions of the AHCIA are identical companion bills. The AHCIA was first introduced in 2016, and its most recent...

How to Avoid Fair Housing Trouble When Residents Use Wheelchairs

March 26, 2021    

We’ll answer seven FAQs to help you steer clear of discrimination claims.

 

When dealing with prospects and residents who use wheelchairs, it’s important to avoid violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA), which bans discrimination against people on the basis of...

Treasury Issues New Emergency Rental Assistance Guidance

February 26, 2021    

On Feb. 22, the Department of the Treasury released an updated FAQ to help states and communities quickly distribute more than $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to renters financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $25 billion for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program...

IRS Extends LIHTC Deadlines, COVID-Related Relief

January 28, 2021    

On Jan. 15, the IRS issued Notice 2021-12, which extends the temporary relief for qualified LIHTC sites from COVID-related difficulties. The notice also extends certain deadlines that were established in prior notices.

Resolve to Continue Pandemic Best Practices in 2021

December 23, 2020    

Don’t relax your COVID protocols too soon.

 

Although the vaccine rollouts have begun with health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, normal operations for LIHTC sites are still a ways away. The current level of vaccine distribution won’t be...

The Average Income Minimum Set-Aside Election: Understanding the Proposed Regs

November 24, 2020    

The new option would allow for deeper income targeting and could help your bottom line.

 

4 Dos & Don’ts for Dealing with Families with Children

October 29, 2020    

HUD recently charged two separate sites with discriminating against families with children. In one case, a Rhode Island site owner steered fair housing testers claiming to have children away from the site [HUD v. Francis, FHEO No. 01-19-2644.8]. Another case involved owners in Wyoming imposing...

CDC, HHS Temporarily Halt Residential Evictions Nationwide

September 30, 2020    

We answer site owners’ most frequently asked questions about the moratorium.

 

On Sept. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took unprecedented action when they officially published an order in...

How to Avoid Costly Evictions with Rent Payment Plans

August 31, 2020    

With the additional $600 in unemployment insurance payments provided by the CARES Act having expired on July 31, many renters across America are at a precipice. Millions of Americans are experiencing job loss, reduced hours, and reduced income due to the economic effects of COVID-19. Thus far,...