Nydia Pouyes

Nydia Pouyes

Ballard Spahr LLP

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House Republicans adopt amendment to the HUD spending bill that would defund the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed...

Last week, House Republicans adopted an amendment to the FY 2015 HUD spending bill that prohibits funding to implement, enforce, or administer HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule (Proposed...more

6/26/2014 - Fair Housing Act HUD Legislative Agendas

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development votes to increase Rental Assistance...

On June 3, 2014, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) unanimously approved its FY 2015 spending bill. The bill includes an increase to the Rental Assistance...more

6/5/2014 - Appropriations Bill Legislative Committees Public Housing Section 8 T-HUD

Promise Zones Initiative: public comments on second round application materials due June 16, 2014

On April 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments on the proposed selection process and criteria for the second round of the...more

4/23/2014 - Housing Market HUD Urban Planning & Development

HUD Guidance Addresses Housing Choice Voucher Funding Shortfalls, Tenant Protection Vouchers

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued guidance for implementing its fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget for Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), including requirements for obtaining additional HCV...more

3/24/2014 - HUD Landlords Tenants

U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Examines Disparate Impact Theory in Fair Housing and...

On November 19, 2013, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services conducted a hearing titled "A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory." Under the...more

11/25/2013 - CEQA Civil Rights Act Disparate Impact Fair Housing Act Fair Lending Oversight Committee Title VII

Supreme Court Ruling May Lead to More Landowner Challenges of Land Use Regulations, Fees

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in a long-running land use case holding that “extortionate demands” by the local government entity constituted illegal interference with a property owner/developer’s right to...more

7/10/2013 - Dolan v City of Tigard Fifth Amendment Koontz v St John's River Water Management Nexus Nollan v California Coastal Commission Permits Rough Proportionality Test SCOTUS Takings Wetlands

HUD Announces New Category of Funding To Address Housing Choice Voucher Funding Shortfalls Resulting from Sequestration

On May 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Notice PIH 2013-12, "Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program," (the Notice)....more

5/31/2013 - Federal Budget Federal Funding Housing Choice Vouchers HUD Sequestration

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

Mortgage Banking Update - March 08, 2013

In This Issue: - Kentucky County Clerks Cannot Sue MERS for Failure To Record Mortgage Assignments, Sixth Circuit Rules - Bipartisan Policy Center Proposes New Directions for National Housing Policy - FTC...more

3/8/2013 - Assignments Class Action MERS Mortgages Recording Requirements

Bipartisan Policy Center Proposes New Directions for National Housing Policy

The Housing Commission of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) recently released proposals for reforming federal housing policy. The Housing Commission report, issued on February 25, 2013, proposes a number of changes to...more

3/1/2013 - Affordable Housing Fannie Mae FHA Freddie Mac Housing Commission Mortgage Loan Originators National Housing Policy

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