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Keeping It Affordable: Update on New LIHPRHA Rules
12/9/2016

Keeping It Affordable: Update on New LIHPRHA Rules

Preserving, improving and increasing the stock of affordable multifamily rental units across the nation is a perennial goal of both the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Federal...

FHA Small Buildings Risk Sharing Initiative
10/4/2016

FHA Small Buildings Risk Sharing Initiative

Much attention is paid to preserving and constructing mid-size and large affordable multifamily rental complexes, and rightfully so. Those complexes house a considerable number of people and their...

Small Changes, Big Benefits: HUD Programs Move Forward
8/7/2016

Small Changes, Big Benefits: HUD Programs Move Forward

As housing developers well know, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a litany of programs, provisions and notices designed to improve the availability of housing for...

Housing Stimulus: FHA Lowers Rates for Affordable and Energy Efficient Properties
6/10/2016

Housing Stimulus: FHA Lowers Rates for Affordable and Energy Efficient Properties

Reduce rates, spur activity. That seems to be the thinking in Washington these days regarding the development of affordable and energy efficient multifamily housing. And to those in the housing...

Improving FHA Financing: MAP Guide Update and MIP Fee Reduction
4/5/2016

Improving FHA Financing: MAP Guide Update and MIP Fee Reduction

The last time the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Federal Housing Administration (FHA) updated its Multifamily Accelerated Processing

2016 Housing Outlook: Federal Boost, Affordability Problems Persist
2/2/2016

2016 Housing Outlook: Federal Boost, Affordability Problems Persist

Take the good with the bad. As far as mantras go, that’s an appropriate one for the affordable housing industry as 2016 begins. With several years of budget shortfalls and sequestration in the...

USDA Announces New Loan Modification Program
12/3/2015

USDA Announces New Loan Modification Program

Following the example of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now offering note...

HUD Update: Section 8 Renewal Policy
10/10/2015

HUD Update: Section 8 Renewal Policy

For any owner or manager of a Section 8 (Sec. 8) affordable housing property, the Sec. 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook is a vitally important document, especially when a property’s Housing...

Disparate Impact Ruling Creates Opportunities
8/4/2015

Disparate Impact Ruling Creates Opportunities

Although the original intent of the Fair Housing Act (Act) was to provide equal housing opportunities for protected citizens, the nation's neighborhoods are increasingly segregated into two groups,...

The Last Piece of the Puzzle: Update on Soft Funding Options for LIHTC Projects
6/2/2015

The Last Piece of the Puzzle: Update on Soft Funding Options for LIHTC Projects

Piecing together all of the funding sources that make an affordable housing transaction successful is no small feat. Even after low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity and permanent mortgage...