November 8, 2018

State Representative Brooks Landgraf

There are no days off for this state rep., even the day after the election! I’m working to do everything I can at the state

level to confront the housing shortage in the Permian Basin. Today, I learned more about the issue while touring the

Odessa Housing Finance Corporation’s residential development on 87th Street. Click here to view his Facebook page.

October 4, 2018

AHF: Freddie Mac Returns to LIHTC Market
The company has closed a fund with Enterprise Community Investment.

By Donna Kimura

Freddie Mac has closed its first low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) fund with Enterprise Community Investment

and its first equity investment within that fund after being out the market for years. The rest of the story...

September 26, 2018
AHF: Warren Introduces Massive Housing Bill
The Massachusetts senator proposes a $500 billion plan to fix the housing crisis.
By Donna Kimura
A sweeping housing bill that seeks to build more than 3 million new homes in 10 years and bring down rents by 10% was introduced today by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
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June 26, 2018
AHF: States Move to Address Income Averaging
A look at how HFAs and investors are approaching the new LIHTC option.

By Donna Kimura
A new income-averaging option is one of the most significant changes to the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program in years.
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August 26, 2018
NH&RA: Sen. Wyden Introduces Middle Income Housing Tax Credit

On August 22, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced legislation to create a middle-income housing tax credit

(MIHTC) aimed at sparking the development of rental homes affordable to Americans with moderate incomes.

The bill builds on the successful LIHTC model, allocating funds to states based on population with state housing authorities and then following a competitive process to allocate the tax credits to developers for individual new construction projects or rehabilitations. The rest of the story...

October 2, 2018
Freddie Mac Introduces Finance Mechanism to Mitigate Construction-Loan Risk for
Workforce Housing Developers

New non-LIHTC Forward Commitment Program is part of a coordinated delivery of new products intended to innovate workforce
housing finance and spur investment.
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July 5, 2018

MFE: Workforce Housing: Benefits and Opportunities
Multifamily firms in the workforce housing space are quick to note that their communities offer attractive investment

options while fulfilling an important mission.

By Stephen Ursery

They don’t come adorned with saltwater infinity pools, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a juice bar or a yoga studio on the premises. But while workforce housing communities don’t have the pizzazz or the fashionable amenity packages of their Class A counterparts, they serve a vital role. The rest of the story...

May 31, 2018

HUD Kicks Off National Homeownership Month 2018

WASHINGTON - June begins National Homeownership Month, a time of year when the U.S. Department of Housing and

Urban Development (HUD) and others mark the importance of owning a home and the impact it has on the lives of American families,

local neighborhoods and to the nation’s economic health. This year’s theme is National Homeownership Month 2018: Find Your Place.
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June 4, 2018

June is National Healthy Home Month

WASHINGTON - Homes and health are inextricably linked together, reflect two of the most basic needs of a society, and serve as an indicator of the strength of the nation. In an effort to help families create healthier living conditions for themselves and their kids, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is kicking off the third annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). The rest of the story...

April 5, 2018
Texas' Housing Inventory Hits 28-year Low

By Bryan Pope, Managing Editor, Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (Real Estate Center) – Recent U.S. Census data show Texas’

population grew by more than 1,000 people a day last year. Many of those new arrivals may find housing options here limited.

A new Real Estate Center report shows the state had a 3.4-month supply of new and existing single-family homes for sale in February, a 28-year record low for the state. This means it would take 3.4 months for homes listed for sale to sell at the market’s current pace. The Center considers a six-to 6.5-months supply a balanced market.
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Articles of Interest

Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies