What's Trending in Affordable Housing

November 23, 2015

Author(s): Meghan C. Altidor, Mark E. Beaudoin, Julie Hancock Stande, Harry J. Kelly

HUD proposes rule to prohibit smoking in all public housing, New Hampshire Housing Summit, Rhode Island approves an increase of nursing home beds, wall-breaking ceremony for Phyllis Wheatley YWCA in DC.


Up in Smoke: HUD Proposes Rule To Prohibit Smoking in All Public Housing

HUD has just announced a proposed rule that would require public housing agencies (PHAs) to establish rules to prohibit smoking of “lit tobacco products” (such as cigarettes, cigars and pipes) inside all indoor areas of public housing, including individual apartments, indoor common area and management offices, and in all outdoor spaces within 25 feet of PHA buildings.—Harry J. Kelly

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Seniors Housing and Care

New Hampshire Housing Summit Garners National Attention

For at least one crisp autumn day, New Hampshire was the epicenter in the fight for moderately priced housing across the country.—Mark E. Beaudoin

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Nursing Home Win in Rhode Island

For the first time in nearly 20 years Rhode Island has approved an increase of nursing home beds within the state.—Julie Hancock

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DC Metro Area

DC Affordable Housing Renovation Kick-off Celebration

The November 6 Wall-breaking ceremony for the historic Phyllis Wheatley YWCA in the DC neighborhood of Shaw brought out Mayor Muriel Bowser as well as residents, politicians and project participants to celebrate the renovation of this community asset.—Meghan C. Altidor

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Upcoming Events

Novogradac Tax Credit Housing Finance Conference

Location: Mandarin Oriental | Las Vegas, NV

Date: December 3–4, 2015

Speakers: Monica Sussman and Rick Goldstein

Topics include: Capitol Hill update, HUD program updates, 2016 equity trends, new funding sources, maximizing tax credits in acq/rehab deals, debt financing spotlight and more.

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