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Housing Plus

Guidance and legal insight for all aspects of housing and community development

By the Housing Group at Ballard Spahr

Tag Archives: Regulatory Reform

HUD Regulatory Reform

Posted in Fair Housing, Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, Public Housing, Section 8, Senior Housing
The new HUD administration has been pretty quiet on the regulatory front, with only a handful of regulations and notices issued since January. That may change soon. HUD is hard at work identifying regulatory changes that might be made to comply with Executive Order (EO) 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”  The EO requires… Continue Reading

Insight into the affordable housing shortage

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Housing Bonds, Legislative Initiatives, Multifamily, Policy
According to a report released in December, 2013 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, an extreme shortgage of affordable housing is available within the United States for low-income renters.  To illustrate the problem, the Harvard report indicates that in 2011, “11.8 million renters with extremely low incomes (less than 30 percent of area… Continue Reading