Census Bureau: 2022 Economic Census of Businesses Underway

Today the U.S. Census Bureau announced the beginning of data collection for the 2022 Economic Census. Businesses across the nation will begin receiving invitations to respond online to the economic census and will have until March 15 to submit their responses. The economic census is the U.S. government’s official 5-year […]

HUD: Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program Seeking Technical Assistance Providers

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is announcing the availability of at least $80,681,000 for the Community Compass TA Program and capacity-building activities for HUD’s customers. This program is focused on solving complex housing and community development challenges by equipping HUD customers with the knowledge, skills, […]

FHFA: House Price Index Down 0.1 Percent in November 2022; Up 8.2 Percent from Last Year

House prices fell 0.1 percent nationwide in November compared to October, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI®). House prices rose 8.2 percent from November 2021 to November 2022. The previously reported 0.0 percent price decline in October 2022 remained unchanged. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted […]

FEMA: Twenty Tribes and All Inhabited U.S. Territories Now Eligible for FEMA’s Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Grant Program

FEMA is expanding the eligibility for a new grant program that provides capitalization grants to fund revolving loans for resilience-related activities. The Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund grant program has been expanded to give insular areas the same eligibility to apply as states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This means […]

HUD: Rental Assistance Demontration Transaction Closed in South San Francisco, CA to Preserve 40 Affordable Rental Homes for Seniors

Transaction supports significant renovation of rental homes at multifamily property with a HUD project-based rental assistance contract. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Multifamily Housing announced today that it recently closed a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) transaction with Bridge Housing, a non-profit housing provider, to support […]

HUD: FHA Assistance Options Expanded for Borrowers Struggling to Make Mortgage Payments

Updated loss mitigation options will help borrowers struggling with their mortgage payments to avoid foreclosure. Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is announcing that it is expanding and enhancing its set of loss mitigation options used to help borrowers struggling to make mortgage payments on their FHA-insured mortgages. The enhancements extend FHA’s […]

HUD: Loan Guarantee Announced for Laredo, TX Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Project

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a $4.1 million loan guarantee to the City of Laredo, Texas. The loan guarantee, offered through the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program (Section 108), will be used to finance the Southern Hotel Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Project. The project will […]