November 8, 2011

Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Affordable Housing Developers

As the demand for affordable rental housing increases and budgets tighten, it’s more common than ever for developers and owners to work with several federal agencies in order to house the lowest-income tenants.  But, when a development is funded by more than one federal program, owners must comply with multiple – even redundant – regulations […]

August 15, 2011

Press highlights call for ideas to strengthen rental market using foreclosures

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In case you missed it, last week HUD joined  the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and Treasury to announce that the three agencies will explore using government-owned foreclosed properties to bolster the nation’s rental market. The three agencies on Wednesday released official Request for Information, which solicits outside ideas on how to turn the government’s […]

June 1, 2011

Secretary Donovan Announces Green Refinance Plus

Secretary Donovan was at Eden Issei Terrace in Hayward, Calif., Tuesday to announce Green Refinance Plus, another important tool in the effort to green America’s buildings. The initiative will allow owners of existing affordable rental housing properties the flexibility to make energy-saving upgrades for families. With gas prices soaring, families need to save energy everywhere they […]