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NOAA Releases 2024 Hurricane Season Outlook

June 19, 2024    

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released its 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, and it is predicting an above-normal hurricane season. 

NOAA’s outlook is for overall seasonal activity and is not a landfall forecast. Hurricane season...

Senator Introduces Bill to Boost LIHTCs for Accessible Housing

May 15, 2024    

Last year, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced the Visitable Inclusive Tax Credits for Accessible Living (VITAL) Act to address the housing affordability and accessibility crisis for people with disabilities. Senator Casey recently...

Criminal Conviction Restrictions for Fair Housing Testers: HUD’s Final Rule

April 18, 2024    

Fair housing testers working with Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grantees and Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) agencies are used to identify systemic biases in the housing industry. These testers mimic real-world housing transactions to uncover racial, gender, and other forms of...

NLIHC Report Shows Severe Shortage of Affordable Housing

March 20, 2024    

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently released the latest version of its annual report, “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes.” Each year, the NLIHC measures the availability of rental housing affordable to extremely low-...

House Passes Tax Bill that Boosts LIHTCs

February 21, 2024    

The House of Representatives recently passed a $78 billion tax bill, Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (H.R. 7024), with wide bipartisan support. The bill is the result of a deal struck by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) and Senate Finance Committee...

LIHTC Provisions Included in Bipartisan Tax Package Deal

January 17, 2024    

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden recently announced a bipartisan and bicameral tax package deal to be introduced as The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024. If passed, it would revive three business tax...

Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Workforce Housing Tax Credit Act

December 13, 2023    

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and House Ways and Means Committee members Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Mike Carey (R-OH) recently introduced the Workforce Housing Tax Credit Act. If passed, the legislation would establish a new tax...

IRS Announces LIHTC, Bond Caps for 2024

November 16, 2023    

The increase for the 2024 per-capita multiplier ties the record set last year for the largest year-over-year increase without legislative cause since 2003.

The Internal Revenue Service recently released Revenue...

HUD Announces National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2023

October 18, 2023    

Every year during the last week of October, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) raises awareness about lead poisoning. HUD, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are working to raise awareness, provide resources, and...

Banking Committee Examines Impact of Rising Property Insurance Rates

September 21, 2023    

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs recently held a hearing to consider how recent developments in the property insurance market...

HUD Publishes Data on 2021 LIHTC Tenant Characteristics

August 17, 2023    

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research recently published demographic data on tenants living in Low Income Housing Tax Credit units in 2021.

Junk Fees in Rental Housing Come Under Fire

July 19, 2023    

Rental fees can increase cost burdens for renter households, who are often already spending a growing share of their income on rent due to a limited housing supply across the country.