Entries by Christina Davila

HAC News: July 7, 2022

TOP STORIES USDA requests temporary waiver for “Buy America,” HUD extends comment deadline. USDA RD, HUD, and other federal agencies are subject to a “Build America, Buy America” requirement in the Infrastructure Investment and Job Act of 2021, which mandates that iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in infrastructure projects be American made. […]

HAC is Hiring a Portfolio Manager, Self-Help Housing

The Portfolio Manager, Self-Help Housing, is responsible for the overall asset management, monitoring and reporting for an assigned portfolio of primarily self-help housing loans made to entities engaged in affordable housing activities in rural communities throughout the United States. This individual will work directly with local non-profits building affordable homes. He/she will provide ongoing monitoring, […]

HAC News: June 23, 2022

TOP STORIES House proposes increasing some rural housing funding. On June 23, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill to fund USDA for fiscal year 2023, which begins on October 1, 2022. The measure would provide less funding for several rural housing programs than the administration’s budget requested. It would increase the Section 515 rental […]

HAC is Hiring a Loan Officer

The Loan Officer, Rental Preservation, represents HAC on its rental housing lending and preservation technical assistance activities. This work will include marketing, originating, and underwriting new loan transactions in the Loan Fund Division. The Loan Officer makes recommendations for approval of loans and presents the recommendations both in writing and orally. The Loan Officer works […]

HAC News: June 9, 2022

TOP STORIES House committee to begin FY23 funding process. The House Appropriations Committee has announced its schedule for considering funding bills covering the fiscal year that begins October 1. USDA appropriations will be marked up in subcommittee on June 15 and by the full committee on June 23. HUD’s mark-ups will be June 23 for […]

HAC is Hiring a Housing Specialist- Native American Communities

The Housing Specialist – Native American Communities is responsible for providing direct technical assistance, coaching, and training to tribal communities, tribal housing departments, tribal housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations serving tribal communities. The Housing Specialist – Native American Communities contributes to all aspects of HAC’s mission through a combination of responsibilities and special projects involving […]

HAC News: May 26, 2022

TOP STORIES White House releases housing supply plan. Citing burdensome housing costs and a shortfall of available units, on May 16 the Biden-Harris Administration released a Housing Supply Action Plan that includes administrative and legislative proposals to improve existing housing finance mechanisms. It also calls on Congress to establish a Housing Supply Fund and incentivize […]

HAC News: May 12, 2022

TOP STORIES Community Reinvestment Act proposal released. Comments are due August 5 on a proposed new CRA rule issued jointly by the three federal agencies that regulate banks and other lenders: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Along with many other changes, the […]

HAC News: April 28, 2022

Vol. 51, No. 9 TOP STORIES Rural Partners Network launched. A new “whole-of-government” effort led by USDA, the Rural Partners Network is intended to help rural communities access government resources and funding to create jobs, build infrastructure, and support long-term economic stability. USDA staffer Lee Jones has been named RPN’s executive director. Field staff will […]

HAC is Hiring a Community Placemaking Manager

The Community Placemaking Manager helps rural citizens use their unique artistic and cultural resources to guide local development and shape the future design of their communities. HAC seeks a self-starter that is capable of envisioning innovative high impact solutions and interventions. The Placemaking Program Manager will cultivate the capacity of partner organizations and local communities, […]