The National Building Museum hosted a conference last Thursday on “How Housing Matters”. The conference explored the links between stable, secure and affordable housing and educational outcomes, children’s health, and older...more
This past weekend I attended an open house for Mary’s House for Older Adults, a pro bono client in northeast D.C. Mary’s House is the brainchild of Dr. Imani Woody, who plans to transform her childhood home into affordable...more
Rocking ChairNPR aired a story Monday morning reporting that New York has allocated $260 million in State Medicaid funds for supportive housing and exploring the question of whether housing counts as health care. Right now,...more
HUD recently released guidance on relocation requirements for Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) conversions of public housing and moderate rehabilitation projects....more
HUD published proposed changes to the rule on forming public housing agency (“PHA”) consortia on July 11 in the Federal Register (the “Proposed Rule”).
PHA consortia are two or more PHAs that agree to jointly...more
On May 15th, Ballard Spahr hosted the webinar, “HUD’s RAD Program: Lessons Learned So Far”. The panel included HUD representatives Greg Byrne and Kathie Soroka, Ivy Dench-Carter from Pennrose Properties, a private developer...more
The House Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Subcommittee has approved a budget for the coming fiscal year. In comparison to fiscal year 2014 funding levels, the THUD bill increases spending...more
Affordable Housing Finance recently reported that a study of the residents of permanent supportive housing in Portland, Oregon found health care expenses fell dramatically in the first year after a resident moved into the...more
President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), released on March 4, 2014, increases funding for many programs compared to the fiscal year 2014 appropriation. It also...more
Congress passed the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week. The bill increases funding for many programs compared to funding levels in fiscal year 2013....more
The final rule for the Public Housing Capital Fund Program (Capital Fund) recently released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes significant changes to the Capital Fund.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released revised instructions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program....more
President Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), released on April 10, 2013, increases funding for many programs. The budget also includes legislative language that...more