Cracking code enforcement: how cities approach housing standards

Code enforcement plays a vital role in housing policy, affecting both residents' health and safety and the cost of providing and maintaining housing. Examining how cities write and enforce their housing codes can offer important insights into their priorities. Moreover, the goals and mechanisms of code enforcement have been vigorously debated, with stakeholders from a wide range of perspectives opining on how code enforcement agencies can best meet the needs of tenants and landlords while avoiding adverse or unintended consequences.

NYU Furman Center • August 2, 2021

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Low-income housing investments ramping up at Freddie Mac as FHFA increases LIHTC equity cap to $850 million

Freddie Mac will begin ramping up its Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity investments, which support affordable housing throughout the United States. The move comes in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement that it has increased the annual cap on Freddie Mac’s LIHTC Equity investments from $500 million to $850 million.

Freddie Mac • Septemner 1, 2021

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Cracking code enforcement: how cities approach housing standards

Code enforcement plays a vital role in housing policy, affecting both residents' health and safety and the cost of providing and maintaining housing. Examining how cities write and enforce their housing codes can offer important insights into their priorities. Moreover, the goals and mechanisms of code enforcement have been vigorously debated, with stakeholders from a wide range of perspectives opining on how code enforcement agencies can best meet the needs of tenants and landlords while avoiding adverse or unintended consequences.

UNDARK • August 16, 2021

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