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ACEEE Report

Report provides framework for state and local governments to reduce energy costs for low-income households

A report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, seeks to guide state and local governments and utility agencies in identifying opportunities for equitably greening rental properties that are appropriate to their area’s particular mix of housing stock, renter demographics, and available resources.

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New Data Shows 11% Decline in Veteran Homelessness Since 2020—the Biggest Drop in More Than 5 Years

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) announced preliminary results of the 2022 Point-in-Time Count showing an 11% decline in Veteran homelessness since early 2020, the last time a full count was conducted. This is the biggest drop in Veteran homelessness in more than five years.

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HUD & Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

Every two years, HUD and the Census Bureau produce the American Housing Survey (AHS), the most comprehensive analysis of the nation's housing inventory. The AHS covers a variety of important housing topics, including the composition and quality of the nation's housing stock; rents, mortgages and other housing costs; and neighborhood conditions.

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HUD Makes Available Unprecedented $379 Million in Choice Neighborhoods Funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of an historically-high $379 million in Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grants to communities across the country. The CNI Grants will transform public and other HUD-assisted housing, as well as surrounding neighborhoods. Public housing authorities, local governments, and/or tribal entities are eligible and encouraged to apply. The Fiscal Year 2022 funding is the highest amount of funding since the program’s launch in 2010 and $150 million higher than the FY21 budget.

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IRS Extends Housing Credit Placed-In-Service and Other Deadlines

The Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2022-52, which builds on previous notices related to COVID-19 relief the IRS has provided to Housing Credit agencies and their industry partners, most recently Notice 2022-05. The notice’s publication was announced by the Biden-Harris Administration in a statement on its progress meeting goals set forth in the administration’s Housing Supply Action Plan.

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