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Save the Date: May 13th - Broward County Linkage Fee Workshop

The Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department will present a workshop, open to the public, that will provide information and recommendations regarding a potential affordable housing non-residential development linkage fee for Broward County. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 13th, 1:30PM-3:30PM at the Broward County Governmental Center. For more information, please contact Angela Chin at AC@Chin@Broward.org.

 


FHLBank Atlanta Announces 2015 Affordable Housing Program Competitive Award Offering

Source: FHL Bank Atlanta

FHLBank Atlanta's 2015 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Competitive will award up to $500,000 per project in real estate equity to the Bank's member financial institutions and their community housing partners (project sponsors) for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, and development of affordable rental and ownership housing. Applications will be available beginning June 1, 2015.  The deadline for submitting applications and all supporting documentation is July 2, 2015.  More...

 


Challenges Ahead in Housing America’s Very Low-Income Older Adults

Source: The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

The nation’s older population has grown tremendously since the first of the baby boomers turned 50 in the mid-1990s, with the number of 50-64 year olds nearly doubling between 1990 and 2010. As the baby boomers continue to age, the population aged 65 and older is projected to soar to 73 million by 2030, an increase of 33 million in just two decades. Given a larger older population, and assuming that the current income distribution remains the same, we can expect to see an increase in the numbers of lower-income older adults; indeed, in just a decade we estimate that households 65 and over earning less than $15,000 annually will increase by 37 percent to 6.5 million. Ensuring these low-income older adults are safely and affordably housed will require a great deal of leadership, creativity, and planning, particularly in the present federal budget environment. More...

 


More Florida Homeowners May be Eligible for Florida HHF Financial Assistance

Source: Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) was recently notified that the United States Department of Treasury (Treasury) approved changes to the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF) unemployment programs that will result in more eligible homeowners qualifying for assistance. Beginning immediately, hardship criteria has been expanded to include situations where death, divorce or disability adversely affects the homeowner’s (or homeowners’) ability to pay their first mortgage. More...

 


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