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Alerts Archive - December 2010

News Alert: December 31

$96M in State and Federal Funds Available from NYS Homes & Community Renewal (HCR)

The HCR's Office of Community Renewal has announced available funds for the following programs:

  • $40 million in CDBG funding
  • $25 million for the Affordable Home Ownership Development Program
  • $20 million in HOME monies
  • $5 million for New York Main Street
  • $4 million for the Access to Home program
  • $2 million to RESTORE

For more information, click here to the complete Notice of Funding Availability.

News Alert: December 20

FHFA Director Nominee Faces Political Hurdles

The Wall Street Journal reports that Joseph P. Smith's nomination as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is in doubt due to political battlelines being drawn concerning the future employment of Fannie and Freddie Mac.

News Alert: December 15

Rental Housing Revitalization Act of 2010 Introduced

The NCSHA.org blog reports that Congressman Keith Ellisaon (D-MN) has introduced a revised version of HUD's Preservation, Enhancement, and Transformation of Rental Assistance Act of 2010. Titled the Rental Housing Revitalization Act of 2010, the bill would "authorize HUD to initiate a voluntary, multi-year effort to transform properties with rental assistance contracts under various HUD programs... [and] is designed to preserve affordable housing opprotunities for the long term."

Click here for the blog entry.

News Alert: December 14

Continuing Press Coverage of the Record-Breaking NYHC/NHC Awards Luncheon

GlobeSt.com reports on Thursday's annual awards luncheon, which brought in nearly 1,300 industry professionals and raised over $600,000 for the New York Housing Conference and the National Housing Conference. The article includes extensive excerpts from NYHC CEO Judy Calogero's remarks, along with details of the honorees and the special appearance by NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael Cestero.

News Alert: December 14

NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Approves $342M in Financing and Grants

The package includes $339M in financing from the Housing Finance Agency and the Affordable Housing Corporation, along with $2.75M in grants from the Housing Trust Fund Corporation through the Community Development Block Grant program and almost $680,000 in communuity planning awards.

Projects within New York City have been allocated almost $218M. Click here for further details.

News Alert: December 14

Senate Committee to Approves Nomination for Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

The Huffington Post reports that the Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs has voted 16-6 to forward the nomination of Joseph Smith, Jr. to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. This nomination now heads to the full Senate for a binding vote.

Click here for more details.  

News Alert: December 7

NYS Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) Release LIHTC Performance Report

The NYS HCR has published a report detailing positive results of its administration of the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Click here for the full report.

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