Economic Conditions

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Finance Reform Plan Unveiled

The Obama administration has released a long-awaited housing finance reform plan that aims to return the primary role in the mortgage market to the private sector, cutting back federal support and winding down the operations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. More

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Recession Pushes More into Homelessness

TOUGH ECONOMIC CONDITIONS have forced more people into homelessness, according to the latest study by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. More

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Rural Communities Receive $28 Million in HUD Grants

Forty-six rural and tribal communities will share in $28 million in funding to address distressed housing conditions and concentrated poverty, announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which is awarding the grants under its new Rura More

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Editor's Note-September 14, 2011: Poverty Numbers Underscore Need for Affordable Housing

The nation’s economic news continues to be dismal, with the U.S. Census Bureau announcing yesterday that the poverty rate has increased and median household income has declined-more signs of the impact of the recession and job losses. More

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The Last Resort

he collapse of the asset and credit bubble and resulting economic downturn presented both danger and opportunity for low-income housing properties and the affordable housing industry More

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Study: More Americans Are Homeless

Tough economic conditions have forced more people into homelessness, according to the latest study by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. More

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Feds Launch Strong Cities Program

The Obama administration has launched a new economic and community development program in six cities. More

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Fannie Mae Programs: New Products, Streamlined Service HelpBuild Volume

The slowing economy did nothing to reduce permanent loan demand during 2001, at least not for Fannie Mae More

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OMHAR Gets a Second Chance

Despite intense criticism from local project sponsors and governments, Congress decided to continue to entrust the job of restructuring the nation’s stock of older assisted housing to a fairly new federal organization known as Office of Multifamily Housin More

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Cautious Forecast for LIHTC Market

Low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) investors and syndicators are much more reserved going into 2012 than they were a year ago. More

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2024 Readers’ Choice Awards Open for Nominations

The deadline to enter your outstanding affordable housing developments is April 1. More

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