Items Tagged with 'Affordable housing policy'

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  • Fannie Mae plans $145 million investment in LIHTC funds

    GSE continues to focus on affordable housing
    After re-entering the Low Income Housing Tax Credit market just over a year ago, Fannie Mae is continuing its focus on affordable rental housing in underserved markets by committing $145 million in new investments in LIHTC funds. Here's a breakdown on where the money is going.
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  • Fannie Mae experts: How to address rising rents for moderate income households

    Bob Simpson and Tanya Zahalak on helping middle income renters afford their rent
    [Expert commentary] There should be a surplus of available units for for middle income renters, so why do rents keep rising? It's complicated. And what are we supposed to do about it? That's complicated too. Here's a look an exclusive look at some solutions to these issues from experts at Fannie Mae.
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  • RealPage: Home affordability issue is overstated

    Economist Greg Willet says rent growth is not the problem
    RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willet says the mainstream info on affordable housing is vastly overstating the acuity of the problem. He points to a lack of available affordable units as the problem as opposed to the strong rent growth in the market.
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  • Curious about inclusionary housing? Check out this handy-dandy map

    Fannie Mae-backed affordable housing advocacy group creates interactive map
    Hearing a lot of buzz about inclusionary housing but unsure of what it means or where it's going down? Grounded Solutions Network has you covered. The affordable housing advocacy group recently released an interactive map tracking inclusionary housing efforts in the U.S. Read all about it here.
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  • Terwilliger Foundation partners with Enterprise Community Partners to improve economic mobility

    Foundation providing $3 million grant
    Aiming to help low-income families move up the economic ladder, the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families is giving $3 million to Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that designs and builds affordable housing. The grant is designed to create “innovative, integrated approaches” in areas like job training and healthcare that can increase economic mobility.
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  • Mayors of 14 major cities, CEOs want more federal money for affordable housing, homeless services

    Launch Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment
    The mayors of 14 major cities are joining with a number of CEOs to call on the federal government to invest more money into affordable housing and homeless services. The group includes the mayors of Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco, California; Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona; Little Rock, Arkansas; Aurora and Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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  • New York unveils $20 billion plan to fight homelessness, boost affordable housing

    First phase includes $2.5 billion for new construction, development
    New York is taking homelessness and the state’s lack of affordable housing head-on with an ambitious new program announced Thursday by the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo. According to Cuomo’s office, the state is launching a $20 billion, five-year plan to combat homelessness and advance the construction of affordable housing throughout the state.
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  • Jeb Hensarling: “Dodd-Frank was a grave mistake”

    Housing reform top priority
    Attendees at the Housing America’s Families Forum in Dallas at the George W. Bush Presidential Library gathered for a light lunch on Friday to listen to one of the most eagerly anticipated speakers of the day, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling. While he is currently rumored to be the next Secretary of the Treasury, he chose to focus his speech on the death of Dodd-Frank.
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