HUD: $10 Million Awarded for the Development for 538 Affordable Homes

SHOP grant funding empowers non-profit partners to help 538 families and individuals become homeowners   In an effort to help more working families become homeowners, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10 million in grants to four non-profit housing organizations, which will create at least 538 […]

EDA: $1.2 Million Invested to Aid Redevelopment of Historic Rail Yards in Albuquerque, NM

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million grant to the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide infrastructure improvements needed to aid the redevelopment of the city’s historic Rail Yards. The EDA grant, to be located near […]

EDA: $2 Million Invested to Support Business Incubation and Workforce Training Efforts in Billings, MT Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Big Sky Economic Development Authority of Billings, Montana, to renovate an existing building to house the Rock 31 Connect Build Grow business incubator. The EDA grant, to be […]

EDA: $1.6 Million Invested to Establish Business Revolving Loan Fund in Youngstown, OH

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million grant to the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC) of Youngstown, Ohio, to establish a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) in support of small businesses and entrepreneurs. The EDA grant, […]

HUD: More than $130 Million Awarded to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $131.3 million to 325 local public housing authorities across the country to provide affordable housing to approximately 15,363 additional non-elderly persons with disabilities. Secretary Ben Carson made the national announcement during a visit to Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Housing […]

EDA: Grant Awarded to Support Entrepreneurial Development in Utah

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $718,968 grant to Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, to help develop a new training program for the Ogden-Clearfield Launchpad entrepreneurship center (Center). The Center provides critical resources for early-stage entrepreneurs as they move through the startup […]

FHFA: Deadline Extended for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac UMBS Pooling Practices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that it will extend, from Dec. 19. 2019 to Jan. 21, 2020 the deadline for interested parties to provide input on potential changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS) pooling practices.  FHFA announced on Nov. 4, 2019 that it was […]

FHFA: Progress Update on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Risk Transfer Programs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued its semi-annual Credit Risk Transfer Progress Report describing the status and volume of credit risk transfer (CRT) transactions through the second quarter of 2019. The Report provides a comprehensive picture of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) transfer a substantial […]

EDA: $7 Million Invested to Support Critical Infrastructure and Workforce Training Efforts in West Virginia

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing more than $7 million in the state of West Virginia to develop infrastructure needed for business growth and workforce training programs. The grants, some of which are located in or are near Tax Cuts […]

FHFA: Input Requested on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac UMBS Pooling Practices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Request for Input (RFI) about Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises’) pooling practices for the formation of “To-Be-Announced” (TBA)-eligible Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities (UMBS).  FHFA is also seeking public input about other policies and practices that might affect UMBS fungibility, including […]