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Last week, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2021 (S. 1136/H.R. 2573). The bill — one of NCSHA’s highest legislative priorities — is comprehensive legislation that would expand and strengthen the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). The House and Senate versions of the legislation are identical.
The plan seeks to: Produce, preserve, and retrofit more than a million affordable, resilient, accessible, energy-efficient, and electrified housing units through targeted tax credits, formula funding, grants, and project-based rental assistance. Build and rehabilitate...
El Paso families are now able to apply and get on the waiting list for rental assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program.
The City of Austin received funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in early 2021. The RENT Assistance Program provides $25 million of direct rent support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially...
Austin City Council approved $10 million in emergency bill relief for customers experiencing financial difficulty as a result of Winter Storm Uri or COVID-19.
Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference on March 29th at Hamshire-Fannett Elementary School in Beaumont on expanding broadband access across Texas. The Governor was joined by Speaker Dade Phelan, Representative Trent Ashby, and Hamshire-Fannett ISD Superintendent Dwaine Augustine to discuss the importance of reliable broadband for education, business, and health care. Representative Ashby is the author of broadband legislation in the House that would create a state broadband office and a comprehensive broadband plan for Texas.
The Texas Rent Relief Program has launched a new application system, making it easier to fill out and submit an application, add missing documentation, and track the status of payment requests. TexasRentRelief.com is still the program’s main webpage to access the application.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the 2021 income limits that apply to Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program participants.
On March 16, the Treasury Department released its second update to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The ERAP provides funding to state and local governments to assist tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with rental assistance and utility payments.
The federal government has $25 billion available in emergency rental assistance. New guidance was issued regarding the distribution of these funds: Renters may self-attest to meeting most eligibility criteria, including income, housing stability, and the amount of...