November 18, 2017 | Resources

HUD Mortgage Programs

HUD’s multifamily mortgage programs remain an important source of affordability. Two such programs include the Section 236 program, and the Section 221(d)(3) Below Market Interest...

November 17, 2017 | Resources

Public Housing Authority Local Policies

Overseen by a locally appointed board of commissioners, PHAs have discretion to adopt local policies and procedures that do not conflict with federal laws and...

November 17, 2017 | Resources

Moving To Work

In 1996, Congress authorized the Moving to Work Demonstration program. The program allows selected public housing authorities (PHAs) to design and test ways to promote...

November 17, 2017 | Resources

Portability

Portability refers to the process by which a family may move with continued assistance to a new location outside of the jurisdiction of the Public...

November 17, 2017 | Resources

Impact of Federal Funding

The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides housing subsidizes to 2.2 million low-income households in the country. HCVs are tenant-based subsidies provided by HUD and administered...

November 17, 2017 | Resources

Source of Income Discrimination

In searching for a dwelling, many households face discrimination by landlords who are unwilling to rent to voucher holders. As a result, several states and...

September 7, 2017 | Resources

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

In response to the serious public housing capital repair needs ($49 billion and rising), Congress enacted the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in 2012 to...

September 7, 2017 | Resources

Saving Rural Rental Homes

The numbers of RD rental housing units and developments have steadily decreased primarily because of RD loan prepayments, mortgage maturities, and foreclosures. The RD...

September 7, 2017 | Resources

Demolition and Disposition

Section 18 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) provides that public housing agencies (PHAs) may demolish or dispose of public housing with...