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Housing Finance

The latest information on funding availability for HUD-subsidized Section 202 housing. This section also provides updates and information on regulatory guidance and legislative advocacy around housing finance, refinancing and preservation.

We've featured some articles below, but be sure to check out all of our affordable housing content.


Featured Content

Ask Congress to Support Senior Housing!

LeadingAge is fighting on Capitol Hill to strengthen the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) before the year ends. Please email your elected officials and tell them strengthen the LIHTC before Congress adjourns for the year. Right now, Congress is considering many important tax issues, including restoring important expired provisions of the LIHTC, which helps our housing members build an average of 30,000 affordable senior housing units every year.

Project-Based Section 8 Housing: Transferring Budget Authority

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice that explains how and when owners who find themselves with properties that are perhaps beyond repair, or for other reasons not suitable for continued Section 8 subsidy assistance may transfer the Section 8 contract, or a part of the contract, to another more suitable property. 

Combining Section 8 HAP Contracts

On September 18, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a memo providing guidance on combining Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts by mutual agreement between the owner and HUD.  This option is of particular relevance to owners who are refinancing.

Notice of Funding Availability for Section 515 Preservation Demonstration

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a Notice of Funding Availability for the Multi-Family Housing Preservation and Revitalization Demonstration program.

Service Coordinator Funding: Latest Announcements and Updates

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the award of 39 new Service Coordinator grants totaling nearly $7.5 million. These grant awards have long been anticipated, as the applications were submitted in October of 2013 -- and that was already on a very delayed schedule. Also, a new listserv for service coordinators has also been created by HUD.