What's trending in Affordable Housing

April 18, 2016

Author(s): Meghan C. Altidor, Harry J. Kelly

Crime screening may violate Fair Housing Act, New York State releases RFP. Here’s what’s trending in affordable housing and community development.

Fair Housing

The second shoe drops: HUD general counsel warns crime screening may violate Fair Housing Act

Housing providers have feared that the use of crime records for tenant screening would be targeted as a potential violation of the FHAct. Those fears were confirmed today when HUD’s Office of General Counsel issued official guidance.—Harry J. Kelly

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New York

New York State releases RFP

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Releases RFP for Immediate Funding Opportunities.—Meghan C. Altidor

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Upcoming Events

2016 Housing Conference: Breaking Down the Roadblocks to Housing Recovery

Location: Riverside Convention Center | Riverside, CA

Date: April 28, 2016

Speakers: Tatiana Gutierrez Abendschein, Ed Campbell

Topics include: Meeting affordable housing needs, housing needs for special populations, obstacles affecting financial stability, homeownership challenges, updates on legislative actions to enforce the Fair Housing Act.

NYSAFAH Affordable Housing Pre-Conference, in partnership with IPED

Location: New York Marriott Marquis | New York, NY

Date: May 10–11, 2016

Speakers: Meghan Altidor, Nate Bernard, John Kelly, Joe Lynch, Deborah VanAmerongen, Aaron Yowell

Topics include: Fair Housing, LIHTC preservation, MWBE programs and mentoring, new middle income and mixed-use housing programs, sustainability and design, plus much more.

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