HUD: $112 Million Offered to Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities for Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

Available funding includes $75 million in capital to produce new housing The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that there is a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very low-income persons with disabilities. Funding is available for the two […]

ABA Foundation: Eight Banks Honored With 7th Annual Community Commitment Awards

Banks of all sizes earn prestigious industry awards for programs addressing range of community issues Eight banks earned American Bankers Association Foundation’s highest honor today by being named Community Commitment Award winners for 2019. The annual awards recognize banks for their corporate social responsibility efforts in categories ranging from affordable housing to […]

CDFI: Application Demand for FY 2019 Round of Capital Magnet Fund Released

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released today the application data for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 round of its Capital Magnet Fund program. A total of 113 organizations submitted applications requesting more than $522 million in funding. The applicants propose to serve […]

HUD: Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants Awarded

Communities in Alabama, Nebraska, Georgia and New Jersey awarded planning grants Expanding on its commitment to help local communities redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $5 million to four communities. Funded through HUD’s Choice […]

HUD: Housing Preservation Program Expanded to Include Senior Housing

Rental assistance demonstration will help house low-income seniors In an effort to preserve and improve critically needed affordable housing for low-income seniors, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a significant expansion of its Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to facilitate capital investment in senior housing developments assisted through […]

FHFA: House Prices Rise 1.0 Percent in Second Quarter; Up 5.0 Percent from Last Year

U.S. house prices rose in the second quarter of 2019, up 1.0 percent according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI).  House prices rose 5.0 percent from the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019.  FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for June was up 0.2 percent from May. FHFA […]

HUD: Revised “Disparate Impact” Rule Proposed

New proposed disparate impact rule more appropriately reflects 2015 Supreme Court ruling  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a proposed rule to amend the HUD interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. The proposed rule as amended would provide more appropriate guidance on […]

HUD: FHA Issues New Condominium Approval Rule

Comprehensive policy revisions include ability to approve individual units in nonapproved condo projects In an effort to promote affordable and sustainable homeownership, especially among credit-worthy first-time buyers, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today published a long-awaited final regulation, and policy implementation guidance, which establish a new condominium approval process. Designed […]

OCC: Comptroller Visits Baltimore Affordable Housing Event

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting and senior staff visited an event promoting affordable and sustainable homeownership in Baltimore on Monday. The free “Achieve the Dream” event hosted by the non-profit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) was part of a series the organization hosts around the country that provides […]