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Congress needs to act to prevent rental assistance (RA) crisis

Around the country, property managers of low-income housing developments have been receiving letters from the Rural Housing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, warning them that the funding for their Rental Assistance (RA) contracts will be exhausted before the end of the ... read more...

USDA Rural Development (RD) – Rental Assistance (RA) Update

People have been talking for a long while now about the impact of Sequestration on everything from the Federal court system, to air control terminals, trains and affordable housing rent subsidies – and just about everything else.  With respect to the financial year 2013 and potentially ... read more...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Released FY 2011 Notice of Funding Availability for Section 515 Housing

Summary of the Section 515 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and program The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the Rural Housing Service (RHS) has released the Fiscal Year 2011 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program (RHA). ... read more...

Reduced Funding a Concern for Rural Affordable Housing in Fiscal Year 2012

Movement into the second half of the first session of the 112th Congress brings several issues to the forefront when dealing with rural affordable housing.  There are major changes in funding that will impact Fiscal Year 2012’s Rural Development Budget.  The following issues, as stated by the ... read more...