HAC seeks nominations of awardees for the Cochran/Collings Award for Distinguished Service in Housing for the Rural Poor on a national level and the the Skip Jason Community Service Award on the local community level. Fill out the Nomination Form.
There has been an increase in label fees for manufactured housing. The increase, proposed in May (see HAC News, 5/14/14), is effective September 12, 2014. Manufacturers will pay $100 for each new transportable section produced.
The National Housing Law Project sent a letter to USDA rural housing administrator Tony Hernandez requesting changes in AN 4747, which applies the Violence Against Women Act to USDA’s multifamily programs. USDA agreed to most of the changes.
In response to public concerns about “rural in character” determinations for its Rural Housing programs, USDA suspended using this measure to change a community’s rural status. USDA provided the following guidance to field staff.
The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar on single- and multi-family affordable housing for veterans. Targeted to veterans, Patriot Place is a community with a mix of affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for up to 75 households within a subdivision/neighborhood setting in Johnson County, Tennessee. The project site is accessible to services and is within 40 minutes of a nationally-ranked VA hospital in Mountain Home, Tennessee. Eastern Eight CDC, the local nonprofit developer of this community, offers a range of affordable housing options in this community including rental, rent-to-own, and self-help homeownership.