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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.

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Revitalizing Section 236 Properties

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted How to Preserve and Recapitalize a Section 236 Property a recent a webinar offering training and information on such preservation financial considerations as mortgage prepayment and IRP decoupling, rental considerations, applying for tenant protection vouchers, and taking a project with RAP or Rent Supplement subsidy through a RAD conversion.

Rural Housing Preservation Grants Announced by USDA

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is soliciting applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program to assist eligible rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons.

Section 202 Demo Rescinded and NHTF Money Eliminated by House Appropriations Committee

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed the FY16 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill on May 13. Make your voice heard by Contacting Congress on the THUD bill.

National Housing Trust Fund Rules Finalized

In January of 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an interim rule describing how money from the National Housing Trust Fund would be made available to states, and what work must be accomplished by the states before funds can be made available. That rule was finalized in March 2015, and preliminary accumulations of funds may become available for use as soon as early 2016.

Preservation of Affordability-Related Resources in Obsolete Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a notice on the transfer of project-based rental assistance, debt held or insured by the secretary, and statutorily required income-based use restrictions from one multifamily housing project to another (or between several such projects).