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HUD Accuses Facebook of Perpetuating Housing Discrimination

“Discrimination in housing-related advertising is against the law” said Paul Compton, general counsel for The Department of Housing and Urban Development. This sentiment was further stated by HUD Secretary Ben Carson who made clear that using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices based ... read more...

Delaware State Housing Authority Releases 2019 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) Deadline Reminders

It’s that time of the year. The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has released QAP application deadlines for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) 2019 round. Important due dates are as follows: February 15, 2019: deadline to apply to Delaware Transit Corporation for Draft ... read more...

Uncertainty Looms for Low-Income Tenants

With the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) shutdown, the 70% rent subsidy for low-income tenants is not being paid to private building owners. The Washington Post reported that HUD is suggesting to landlords that they should draw on their reserves to make up shortfalls. ... read more...

Failure To Reach Continuing Resolution Causes shutdown and Procedure Changes for The Department of Housing and Urban Development

Whether funding for a future border wall is approved or not, the current shutdown of affordable housing programs: Rural Development (RD), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Treasury, means limited inquiries and effectively prevents any loan/grant ... read more...

Turns Out Mitigation Costs Less Than Rebuilding

A report from the National Institute of Building Sciences found that each dollar spent on hazard mitigation can save the nation six dollars in disaster recovery costs. That’s the bottom line; making a structure resilient before a natural hazard (like a storm or flood) is far less expensive than ... read more...

April is Fair Housing Month. Here’s why you should care.

April is Fair Housing Month. So join me, for a moment, as we use this excuse to help raise some awareness about fair housing. April is an opportunity for all of us within the affordable housing industry to step back, take stock and share some statistics and stories with people outside the ... read more...

Delaware Healthy Homes Summit Tomorrow (March 12)

The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Healthy Environments are hosting the Delaware Healthy Homes Summit tomorrow (Wednesday, March 12) to focus on children’s health and indoor environment.  Speakers will include ... read more...

President Obama’s Proposed FY 2015 Budget Includes $46.7 Billion for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs

President Obama’s Proposed FY 2015 Budget includes significant and needed funds for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs.  While, once again, the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs take hits, other ... read more...

Hurricane Sandy and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Properties

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Treasury will be waiving the low-income and non-transient requirements for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Properties providing temporary housing to disaster victims rendered homeless by Hurricane Sandy in certain counties.  Without ... read more...

Delaware Governor’s Conference on Housing to take place Thursday, October 11

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) annouced registration is open for the Governor’s Conference on Housing.  Among other speakers from across the region, the keynote speaker will be the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Shaun Donovan ... read more...