What's Trending in Affordable Housing



April 20, 2015

Author(s): Richard Michael Price, Jeffrey W. Sacks

Rural Housing Service issued its annual funding notice, how the price and rent increases have been rising sharply in the greater Boston housing market, two more convictions in Chelsea Housing Authority scandal. Here’s what’s trending in affordable housing and community development.

Rural Housing

RD Issues NOSA for Farm Labor Programs

On March 25, Rural Housing Service issued its annual funding notice for the Section 514 and 516 Farm Labor multifamily programs.—Richard Michael Price

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Seniors Housing

Challenge to Development Community in Boston’s “Out of Synch” Housing Market

The Boston Foundation recently issued its latest report card on the Greater Boston Housing Market focusing on price and rent increases, which have been rising sharply during the past five years.—Jeffrey W. Sacks

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Housing Authorities

Two More Convictions in Chelsea Housing Authority Scandal

Two more individuals related to the Chelsea Housing Authority scandal from 2011 had been convicted on conspiracy to defraud the government in connection with the rigging of federal inspections of the apartments.—Jeffrey W. Sacks

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Upcoming Events

Affordable Housing 2015 Legislative Update Webinar

Location: Online webinar

Date: April 21, 2015

Speaker: Steve Wallace

Topics include: Up-to-date legislative news from the Hill.

IRHP/IPED Affordable Housing Preservation Conference

Location: The Blackstone Hotel│Chicago, IL

Date: April 28–29, 2015

Speakers: Monica Sussman, Steve Wallace, Deborah VanAmerongen, Richard Price, and Michael Reardon

Topics include: Developing and preserving affordable housing in 2015 and beyond, new policy and tax reform initiatives on Capitol Hill and at HUD, assessment of the president’s proposed FY 2016 HUD budget, an update of legislative and policy issues relating to RAD, evaluation of the 2015 marketplace for debt and equity, and leveraging of federal programs with private debt and equity.

Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference

Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco│San Francisco, CA

Date: May 7–8, 2015

Speakers: Monica Sussman, Richard Goldstein

Topics include: Washington wire, debt and equity trends for 2015, the developer-syndicator relationship, the National Housing Trust Fund, nonprofit LIHTC case studies, maximizing the four percent LIHTC, what’s in store for affordable housing.

NYSAFAH Annual New York City Conference

Location: Marriott Marquis Times Square│New York, NY

Date: May 13, 2015

Speakers: Deborah VanAmerongen, Steve Wallace, Katie Tenney

Topics include: Preservation strategies, bond financing, National Housing Policy, housing and health care, the new Harlem renaissance, innovative funding strategies, land use and urban planning, senior housing development, and housing policy in New York State.

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