Mary Grace Folwell

Mary Grace Folwell

Ballard Spahr LLP

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LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing Planned for D.C.

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

9/25/2014 - Elder Issues Housing Market LGBT

Does housing count as health care?

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

7/30/2014 - Healthcare Medicaid Temporary Housing

HUD provides guidance on relocation for public housing conversions under RAD

HUD recently released guidance on relocation requirements for Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) conversions of public housing and moderate rehabilitation projects....more

7/21/2014 - Conversion Fair Housing Final Guidance HUD Public Housing Rental Assistance Demonstration

HUD Publishes Proposed Rule on Public Housing Agency Consortia

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

7/18/2014 - HUD Proposed Regulation Public Housing Section 8

Insights shared during the Ballard Spahr webinar on RAD

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

5/16/2014 - Housing Developers HUD Lenders RAD Program

THUD FY 2015 spending bill falls short of President’s proposal

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

5/9/2014 - Barack Obama Legislative Committees Public Housing THUD Bill

Study shows stable housing slashes health care costs

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

4/29/2014 - Affordable Housing Healthcare Medicaid

President Releases FY 2015 HUD Budget

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

3/7/2014 - Federal Budget HUD Public Housing RAD Program

Congress Releases FY 2014 HUD Appropriations Bill

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

1/20/2014 - Appropriations Bill Federal Budget HUD

HUD Issues New Public Housing Capital Fund Rule

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. Noteworthy...more

10/30/2013 - Affordable Housing Energy Efficiency HUD Public Housing Subsidies

HUD Issues Revised Instructions for Rental Assistance Demonstration

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released revised instructions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program....more

7/3/2013 - HUD Public Housing RAD Program Rent

President Releases Fiscal Year 2014 HUD Budget

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

4/15/2013 - Federal Budget HUD Proposed Legislation Public Housing

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