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House Bill Would Boost Effectiveness of Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on March 21, 2017 0 Comments
House Bill Would Boost Effectiveness of Low Income Housing Tax Credit

House Ways and Means Committee members Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.) today introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, legislation that contains a number of changes to enhance the effectiveness of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

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LIHTC Bill Increases Allocations, Fixes 4% Credit Rate

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on March 8, 2017 0 Comments
LIHTC Bill Increases Allocations, Fixes 4% Credit Rate

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on March 7 introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act to strengthen and expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

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Senate Approves Legislation to Reform Affordable Housing Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on July 14, 2016 1 Comment
Senate Approves Legislation to Reform Affordable Housing Programs

The nation’s home builders today commended Senate passage of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016, legislation that includes many NAHB-supported bipartisan fixes to HUD programs.

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Omnibus Bill: Huge Wins for Affordable Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on December 16, 2015 0 Comments
Omnibus Bill: Huge Wins for Affordable Housing

Shortly after midnight, the House and Senate tax writing committees released the text to a bipartisan agreement on tax extenders. The 2016 Omnibus also showed HOME receiving $950 million, $50 million more than fiscal 2015 appropriations. After threats to significantly cut the program in the Senate, NAHB worked with members of Congress to ensure that HOME stayed intact.

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Home Builders Support House Bill that Streamlines HUD Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on October 21, 2015 0 Comments
Home Builders Support House Bill that Streamlines HUD Programs

NAHB today urged Congress to pass legislation that would help streamline programs to help low-income home buyers and renters.

“The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 3700) includes many NAHB-supported bipartisan fixes to HUD programs, specifically regarding Section 8, FHA and rural housing,” NAHB Immediate Past Chairman Kevin Kelly testified at a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee’s Housing and Insurance Subcommittee.

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NAHB Lends Support to House Bill Streamlining HUD Programs

NAHB Past Chairman Kevin Kelly will testify next week in support of federal legislation to help streamline programs to help low-income home buyers and renters. Introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R. Mo.), HR 3700, the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2015 includes many NAHB-supported bipartisan fixes to HUD programs, specifically regarding Section 8, FHA and rural housing.

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NAHB Research Identifies Pitfalls of Inclusionary Zoning

Filed in Home Building, Land Development by on October 12, 2015 1 Comment
NAHB Research Identifies Pitfalls of Inclusionary Zoning

On the surface, inclusionary zoning programs seem like quick-and-easy fixes to the widespread shortages in affordable housing. But credentialed research compiled by NAHB illustrates that inclusionary zoning is not a simple, one-size-fits-all strategy.

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New Fannie Mae Mortgage Program Makes it Easier to Purchase a Home

Filed in Homeownership, Housing Finance by on August 27, 2015 3 Comments
New Fannie Mae Mortgage Program Makes it Easier to Purchase a Home

Creditworthy borrowers with moderate to low incomes will be able to purchase a home with a downpayment as low as 3% through Fannie Mae’s newly announced HomeReady™ mortgage program.

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New Requirements Announced for Federally Insured Construction

New energy-efficiency requirements go into effect this summer for new homes insured through federal affordable housing programs, and most construction already complies.

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New Study Highlights Benefits of the Affordable Housing Credit

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
New Study Highlights Benefits of the Affordable Housing Credit

A new study of California affordable housing developments provides important findings concerning the role and benefits of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). The affordable housing credit ensures a supply of equity financing for the development of needed rental housing.

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