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Affordable Housing, Community Development, Federal News
July 14, 2011
U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chair John Mica (R-FL) proposed cutting $35-42 billion per year over six years for a total of $230 billion or 34% from the current federal...
Affordable Housing, Community Development, Federal News
July 13, 2011
Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) introduced a bill on July 6 that would end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and would create a single new...
Affordable Housing, Federal News, Homelessness
July 13, 2011
The Obama Administration announced on July 7 that the forbearance period for unemployed homeowners will be extended in two federal programs. Starting on August 1, the Federal Housing Administration...
Affordable Housing, Community Development, Federal News, Reports and Publications
July 06, 2011
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) is effectively identifying discrimination cases that require government intervention,...
Affordable Housing, Community Development, Federal News, Homelessness
June 29, 2011
HUD
U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan has encouraged the nation's Public Housing Authorities to be flexible in allowing ex-offenders to rejoin their...
Federal News, Homelessness, Supportive Housing
June 29, 2011
Progress was reported at a webinar held by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) on June 22 to recognize the first year anniversary of Opening Doors, the comprehensive...
Federal News, Homelessness, Supportive Housing
June 29, 2011
VA
More than 5,000 beds will be added to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) housing capacity for homeless veterans, the VA announced on June 8, bringing the total number of beds to over 20,...
Federal News, Homelessness, Supportive Housing
June 29, 2011
U.S. Dept. of Labor
$5 million in grant funding for workforce investment boards and organizations is available to provide employment services for veterans experiencing homelessness, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...
Affordable Housing, Federal News
June 22, 2011
The majority staff of the House Committee on Financial Services released a discussion draft of the Section Eight Savings Act of 2011 (SESA) on June 16. This is the latest iteration of what has...
Federal News, Reports and Publications
June 22, 2011
HUD has released the estimated median family incomes (MFIs) and income limits for Fiscal Year 2011. MFIs are used as the basis for income limits in several HUD programs (including the Public...
 

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