EDA: $700,000 Invested to Support a Multi-Purpose Community Facility in Brownsville, TX

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $700,000 grant to the city of Brownsville, Texas, to renovate a former warehouse to create the Cannery Public Market, a multi-purpose community building in the Mitte Cultural District. This EDA grant will be matched with $1.1 million […]

EDA: $613,750 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Broadband Plans for the State of Missouri

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $613,750 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Missouri Association of Councils of Government (MACOG), Jefferson City, Missouri, to develop broadband feasibility plans and provide technical assistance across the state. This EDA grant will be matched with […]

CDFI Fund: FY 2021 Capital Magnet Fund Funding Round Opened

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) today opened the fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding round for the Capital Magnet Fund. Through the Capital Magnet Fund, the CDFI Fund competitively awards funds to CDFIs and qualified non-profit housing organizations. These awards can be used […]

SBA: Enhanced COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant Announced

Increased Loan Cap to $2 Million, Expanded Use of Funds to Pay and Prepay Business Debt, Streamlined Review Processes, and Deferred Payments; First Approval and Disbursement of Loans of $500,000 or Less Also Introduced. Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for North Carolina

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred, from Aug. 16-18, 2021. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Buncombe, Haywood and Transylvania counties. Assistance can include […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.2 Biweekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.2 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey. This phase of data collection includes new questions on the Child Tax Credit, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), rent/mortgage arrears, utility arrears and restrictions, summer catch-up education activities for grades K-12 and preventative […]

HUD: New Research on Increasing Affordable Housing Production and Preservation Released

Research Part of Biden-Harris Administration’s Effort to Increase Affordable Housing Supply The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today released its latest research on innovative strategies being pursued by state and local governments to remove regulatory barriers to affordable housing and increase housing supply. “This research is a testament […]

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for New Jersey and New York Disaster Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for areas in the State of New Jersey and the State of New York affected by Hurricane Ida. On September 5, 2021 President Biden issued major disaster declarations for the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Gloucester, […]

FHFA: Additional Data Released on Enterprise Fair Lending and Housing Goals

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released several sets of demographic data related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) fair lending and housing goals activities. The rate of homeownership for minority families in the United States continues to lag well behind the national average. Fair lending is […]