• HUD Establishes Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2018

    CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Regulatory Update November 2, 2017 HUD Establishes Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2018

    In today’s Federal Register, the Department of Housing & Urban Development published a Notice that establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for Section 8 project-based rental assistance contracts with an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2018. As you know, [...]

  • Draft One: Affordable Housing Faces a Catastrophe

    November 7, 2017

    A lot of people really think we have a mess in Washington DC. A Gallup survey released this past September showed that only 14% of Americans approve of the way Congress is doing its job. Gallup’s daily reading of the president’s job-approval rating was posted last month at 33%. The public seems to [...]

  • Rural Housing Service Multifamily Housing Program Requirements Reduce Financial Reporting Requirements

    CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Regulatory Update October 31, 2017

    Rural Housing Service Multifamily Housing Program Requirements to Reduce Financial Reporting Requirements

    In the October 25th Federal Register, the Rural Housing Service published a Final Rule (Rule) entitled, “Multi-Family Housing Program Requirements to Reduce Financial Reporting Requirements.” The rule modifies the Agency’s Section 515/514 financial reporting requirements and will [...]

  • Senate Passes 2018 Budget

    CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Legislative Update October 20, 2017

    Yesterday evening, the Senate, by a 51-49 vote, passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. A last minute amendment by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) adopting technical and procedural language from the House budget, may make the bill acceptable enough to House Republicans to avoid a [...]

  • Registration Is Open: Annual Affordable Housing Conference | September 6-8

    Annual Affordable Housing Conference

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    Registration is Now Open for 2017 Annual Affordable Housing Conference

    CohnReznick’s Annual Affordable Housing Conference brings together the leading developers (not-for-profit and for-profit), investors, and agencies/housing authorities active in providing affordable housing throughout the country. We will [...]

  • Appropriations Bills for Fiscal Year 2018 Begin to Advance Through House of Representatives

    CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Legislative Update July 15, 2017

    On Wednesday, July 12, the full House Appropriations Committee favorably reported to the full House of Representatives, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill. Similarly on Tuesday, July 11, the Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee voted to report its version of [...]

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Reports FY 2018 Appropriations Bill for USDA Funding to the Full Senate

    CARH’S BROADCAST EMAIL – Legislative Update

    July 24, 2017

    Senate Appropriations Committee Reports FY 2018 Appropriations Bill for USDA Funding to the Full Senate

    On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the full Senate Appropriations Committee voted to favorably report S. 1603, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. While [...]

  • New partners announced as Tidwell Group’s expansion continues

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    New partners announced as Tidwell Group’s expansion continues

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 7, 2017 – Tidwell Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and consulting firms, has taken another exciting step in its expansion with the promotion of three new partners in its audit, [...]

  • Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Reinstated Through 2022

    SALT Alert: Alabama Edition

    By Beau Byrd, James E. Long, Jr, and Jennifer S. Gisi

    The original Alabama Historic Tax Credit (“HTC”) program was successful in stimulating the redevelopment of aging properties across Alabama, and was particularly recognized for its role in the revitalization of downtown Birmingham. However, the original Alabama HTC program, enacted in 2012, with [...]

  • Gov. Ivey Appoints New Revenue Commissioner

    Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed a new commissioner of the state’s revenue department. May 12, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed a new commissioner of the state’s revenue department. The governor announced Friday that Vernon Barnett has been tapped to head the Alabama Department of Revenue. Read more…