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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. 

HUD Removes $25M Loan Cap for Projects in LIHTC Pilot Program

June 21, 2023    

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs recently issued a memo, which removes the $25 million loan cap for the LIHTC Pilot Program. The pilot program streamlines processing...

Bipartisan LIHTC Expansion and Improvement Bill Reintroduced

May 17, 2023    

On May 11, bipartisan groups of senators and representatives introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2023 in the Senate and House. The legislation is sponsored by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), along...

Bill Introduced to Expand FHA’s List of Protected Classes

May 3, 2023    

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) recently introduced the “Fair Housing Improvement Act” to protect veterans and low-income families from housing discrimination.

HUD FHEO Announces $3M Settlement in Family Discrimination Complaint

April 20, 2023    

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) recently announced a...

Biden Budget Proposal Seeks Increase to LIHTC Program

April 5, 2023    

The White House budget proposal seeks an increase to the LIHTC program. The fiscal 2024 plan calls for a $28 billion expansion in LIHTCs over 10 years as well as lowering the 50 percent bond test to 25 percent.

HUD Reinstates “Discriminatory Effects Rule”

March 23, 2023    

HUD recently announced that it plans to restore the 2013 “discriminatory effects” rule to the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD has submitted to the Federal Register the final rule, which rescinds a 2020 rule governing “disparate impact” claims and restores the 2013...

Feds Assess Background Screening’s Impact on Housing Access

March 8, 2023    

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are requesting public comment on background screening issues affecting individuals who seek rental housing in the United States, including how the use of criminal and eviction records and algorithms affect...