Tag Archives: Housing
BREAKING:  Fannie & Freddie To Fund Housing Trust and Capital Magnet Funds

BREAKING: Fannie & Freddie To Fund Housing Trust and Capital Magnet Funds

​​​The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to begin setting aside and allocating funds to the Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund pursuant to the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA).   HERA authorized FHFA to temporarily suspend these allocations, and FHFA informed Fannie Read more
HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO HELP ADDITIONAL 2,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO HELP ADDITIONAL 2,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the second round of housing assistance to help 1,984 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing.  The rental assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Read more
FHA ANNOUNCES NEW LOAN LIMITS TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1ST

FHA ANNOUNCES NEW LOAN LIMITS TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1ST

2015 Loan limits for highest and lowest cost areas to remain unchanged WASHINGTON – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the agency’s news schedule of loan limits for 2015. These loan limits are effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2015, and will remain in effect through the end of the [...] Read more
HUD AND TREASURY ANNOUNCE ENHANCEMENTS TO HOUSING PROGRAM

HUD AND TREASURY ANNOUNCE ENHANCEMENTS TO HOUSING PROGRAM

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced enhancements to programs under Making Home Affordable (MHA) to better assist struggling homeowners and communities still recovering from the effects of the financial crisis. The enhancements are designed to motivate Read more
HUD & VA Team Up To Help 9,000 Homeless Vets

HUD & VA Team Up To Help 9,000 Homeless Vets

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced more than $62 million to help more than 9,000 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing.  The rental assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Read more
USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON, DC– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects. Read more
Rhode Island Housing Unveils Tax-Credit Program for First-Time Homeowners

Rhode Island Housing Unveils Tax-Credit Program for First-Time Homeowners

Providence, RI–Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Rhode Island Housing and their state lending and real estate partners to officially launch the agency’s new FirstHomes Tax Credit program, a tax credit savings program offered through Rhode Island Housing and their Lender Partners specifically designed to help first-time homebuyers save up Read more
Durham Seeking Community Input on Affordable Housing Near Transit

Durham Seeking Community Input on Affordable Housing Near Transit

DURHAM, NC –  With light-rail transit on the drawing board following approval of a half-cent sales tax in Durham and Chapel Hill, the Durham City/County Planning Department is co-sponsoring a community meeting to encourage development of affordable housing near rail lines. The meeting, the kick-off of a four-part strategy, is scheduled for Read more
Program:  USDA Rural Repair and Rehabilitation Loans/GRANTS

Program: USDA Rural Repair and Rehabilitation Loans/GRANTS

From time to time, Government Deal Funding will highlight programs that are not well known and could benefit you or someone you know.  Keep in mind that eligibility requirements vary constantly and Congressional action may halt programs with little notice. USDA Rural Repair and Rehab Grants Purpose: The Very Low-Income Housing Repair program Read more
HUD Awards $120M To Four Communities To Revitalize Housing, Surrounding Neighborhoods

HUD Awards $120M To Four Communities To Revitalize Housing, Surrounding Neighborhoods

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to Columbus, Ohio today to announce that four communities will receive a combined $119.7 million to redevelop severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing and bring comprehensive neighborhood revitalization to blighted areas. HUD is Read more
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