Senator Landrieu Introduces Go Zone Placed in Service Date Extension

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., introduced on March 29 an amendment to S. 493 that would extend the placed in service date for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties in the Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zones. S.Amdt. 258 would extend the placed in service date for LIHTC…

Remediation Protocol for Problem Drywall

CPSC AND HUD ISSUE UPDATED REMEDIATION PROTOCOL FOR HOMES WITH PROBLEM DRYWALL WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are issuing an updated remediation protocol for homes with problem drywall. A study conducted on…

New Housing Survey of New Orleans Post-Katrina

HUD RELEASES FIRST COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING SURVEY OF NEW ORLEANS METROPOLITAN AREA SINCE HURRICANE KATRINA  Data shows 13 percent drop in housing units, 33 percent hike in housing costs since 2004 NEW ORLEANS – In the five years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast, the…