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Search Results: Housing Finance
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Stronger Together - Federal Funding and Planning Strategies for Rural AmericaMembers only Login
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) launched a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic...
Community Development Finance Letter for Pillar II
More than two dozen advocates for low-income housing and community investment are sounding the alarm over the global tax deal agreed to by the U.S. and dozens of other countries. The advocates specifically are worried about proposed rules for a...
The American Rescue Plan – One Year Later Impact in the StatesMembers only Login
Celebrate one year since the passage of the American Rescue Plan, take a look at this report for early successes from across the country to see how investments from state and local officials from NewDEAL’s network of innovative leaders are not only...
Using SLFRF with the Housing Credit Sign-On Letter to CongressMembers only Login
The undersigned organizations, including representatives of state and local governments and the affordable housing industry, strongly urge you to adjust the underlying statute of the SLFRF program to facilitate its use with the Low Income Housing...
Blueprint for the Next Generation of Place-Based Policy: Affirmatively Furthering Fair HousingMembers only Login
This policy example on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a companion to the report "A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy."
Advancing Equity: Review of the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Implement a Racial Equity AgendaMembers only Login
This report reviews the Biden administration’s key efforts and accomplishments to advance equity in its first year and outlines future policies needed to build a better and more dynamic nation that equitably respects the rights and meets the needs...
Affordable Housing Loan Program and Underwriting GuidelinesMembers only Login
The purpose of the Affordable Housing Loan Program and Underwriting Guidelines is to describe the Department’s housing policy objectives, the range of programs available to advance these objectives, and the manner in which transactions will be...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Affordable Housing Finance - Market Rate/Affordable/Low-Income
Affordable Housing has been a hot button issue over the last few years with a focus on what percentage of affordable housing should comprise a residential development. This session discussed how various tools such as Low Income Housing Tax Credits...
HUD + HHS Housing and Services Resource CenterMembers only Login
The Housing and Services Resource Center was created for people who work in the organizations and systems that provide housing resources and homelessness services, behavioral and mental health services, independent living services and other...
2021 Picture of Affordable Housing Preservation ReportMembers only Login
Using data from the National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD), this report focuses on the challenge of preserving the federally assisted housing stock in the face of the national affordability crisis and chronic underfunding for housing programs.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) FY21 Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Annual ReportMembers only Login
This is the fiscal year (FY) 2021 report to Congress on the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund. The MMI Fund supports FHA’s Single-Family mortgage insurance programs.
State Resilience and Recovery: Strategies to Reduce Inequality and Promote Prosperity by Creating Better PlacesMembers only Login
Federal, state, and local policies profoundly affect nearly every aspect of American neighborhoods, including their economic vitality, their shape and form, their social fabric, and their forms of self-governance. The conditions facing American...
IRS Revenue Procedure 2021-45: Calendar Year 2022 Housing Credit and Bond Volume Caps
IRS Revenue Procedure 2021-45 sets out the calendar year 2022 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Bond Volume Caps.
Re: New York CityMembers only Login
This report is a blueprint to renew New York. It includes actionable ideas from over 175 New Yorkers—including small business owners, company CEOs, labor leaders, community advocates, nonprofit practitioners, artists, college presidents, and former...
CDFA 2019-2020 Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
The CDFA Annual Volume Cap Report provides an overview of volume cap trends and how private activity bonds (PABs) were used from state to state. The 2019-2020 Annual Volume Cap Report is the most comprehensive analysis of PAB volume cap trends and...
State Housing Finance Agency Digital History Book - NCSHA
For 50 years, the nation’s state housing finance agencies (HFAs) and their partners have convened at the annual conference of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA). In 2021, NCSHA marks a half-century of state HFA collaboration,...
Promoting Equity Investments for an Equitable RecoveryMembers only Login
The Urban Institute set out to study how innovative policies and programs from abroad could inform state and local efforts in the US to advance an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. They produced five briefs, each profiling an approach...
Analyzing the Impact of Lowering the 50% Test for 4% Tax-Exempt Bond Financed PropertiesMembers only Login
Novogradac conducted an analysis of the private activity bond (PAB) financed by test for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs). The analysis determined that lowering the financed by test for PAB test from the current law threshold of 50 percent to...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Layering the Capital StackMembers only Login
This webinar discussed how Bonds, Tax Increment Finance, Tax Credits as well as the litany of federal funding through recent legislation can work for your project and ultimately the community that is benefitting.
Opportunities to Increase Housing Production and PreservationMembers only Login
According to HUD's new research, without significant new supply, cost burdens are likely to increase as current home prices reach all-time highs, with the median home sales price reaching nearly $375,000 in July 2021. The research also makes clear...
Equity in Capital Improvement Planning ProcessesMembers only Login
Capital budgets and improvement plans present exceptional opportunities for governments to drive equitable outcomes in municipalities, particularly when budgeting for recovery. The significant spending power authorized through capital budgets –...
CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: Advancing Multi-Family Housing & Renewable Energy Goals with PACE
Certain property and project types have not taken full advantage of PACE, however, during this workshop, we explored what is being done to advance the goals in these market areas.
CDBG CV Broadband Quick GuideMembers only Login
This CDBG-CV Broadband Quick Guide summarizes some of the ways Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) grantees can help narrow the digital divide through the provision of broadband infrastructure and services to communities in need...
Seeding Climate Resilience Through Equitable InvestmentMembers only Login
In this publication, the Center for Community Investment uses six case studies of successful climate resilience investments to surface a set of common strategies that take aim at the systems underlying the inequitable distribution of risk. Together,...
Key Factors and Strategies for Urban and Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
Through data analysis supported by stakeholder interviews and case studies, this research from the National League of Cities identifies factors that support local engagement in regional economies, how these factors vary for urban and rural places,...
COVID-19 Complicates Housing AffordabilityMembers only Login
This research from Fitch Ratings examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated housing affordability. Issues that led to the persistent housing unaffordability preceded COVID-19. The pandemic caused an economic contraction felt among millions...
USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce DevelopmentMembers only Login
This guide was created by the USDA in 2021 for community leaders and other local entities. The guide highlights four key assistance types necessary to building a stronger rural workforce: 1) Workforce development planning; 2) Infrastructure and...
"Housing Is Health Care": The Impact of Supportive Housing on the Costs of Chronic Mental IllnessMembers only Login
This study examines how housing and in-home supports affect public spending on individuals with chronic mental illness in Maricopa County, Arizona. It does so through a comparative analysis of average costs per person per year across three housing...
CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Financing Food-Centered Redevelopment
During this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we explored how investing in food-centered redevelopment can restore local food systems infrastructure, catalyze additional neighborhood development, and protect healthy,...
2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to CongressMembers only Login
This report outlines the key findings of the Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) conducted in January 2020, as well as estimates of chronically homeless persons, homeless veterans, and homeless children and youth. The report...
The Impact of the Opportunity Zone Program on the Residential Real Estate MarketMembers only Login
The authors of this study examine the impact of OZs on residential real estate by exploiting two datasets: a proprietary real estate dataset and census-tract demographics data between 2010 and 2019. They find that tracts with higher poverty and...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Social Justice and the Muni MarketsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we discussed strategies for aligning social justice priorities with bond financing and actions in the muni markets.
2020 New Mexico Affordable Housing Needs AssessmentMembers only Login
The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority authored this affordable housing needs assessment in 2020. Housing markets in New Mexico vary widely between larger metro areas, many of which are growing and stable, and rural areas with declining...
FY2020 Capital Magnet Fund Award Book
Organizations received $175.35 million from the FY2020 round of the Capital Magnet Fund. Awardees plan to develop nearly 23,000 Affordable Housing Units, including more than 20,300 Rental Units and more than 2,600 Homeownership Units. Combined, 97%...
How States Can Direct Economic Development to Places and People in NeedMembers only Login
To address local disparities and help struggling areas thrive, governments at all levels have spent billions of dollars on a range of geographically targeted, or "place-based," economic development programs — mostly in the form of financial...
Relief for HUD Section 108 Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19
The following questions and answers document describes actions that can be taken by HUD and communities to assist Section 108 business borrowers experiencing economic distress as a result of coronavirus.
698 Prospect Phase I: Opportunity Zone Investment Profile
This investment profile from the Economic Innovation Group showcases 698 Prospect, a multi-phase development in North Carolina that includes student housing, commercial, and retail space. Impact investor Woodforest CEI-Boulos Opportunity Fund was...
IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-45: Calendar Year 2021 Housing Credit and Bond Volume Caps
IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-45 sets out the calendar year 2021 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Bond Volume Caps.
Housing Finance at a Glance: November 2020Members only Login
The Urban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center’s mission is to produce analyses and ideas that promote sound public policy, efficient markets, and access to economic opportunity in the area of housing finance. The November 2020 Housing Finance...
Charlotte-Mecklenburg 2020 State of Housing Instability & Homelessness ReportMembers only Login
The 2020 Housing Instability & Homelessness Report Series is a collection of reports by UNC that utilizes local data to provide informative and actionable research to engage a variety of stakeholders including elected officials, policymakers,...
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