Home / Daily Dose / Legislation Introduced to Strengthen the Housing Credit Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Bipartisan legislation geared toward raising the housing credit, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2021, has been introduced with co-sponsors in both chambers of Congress. The AHCIA could finance an additional two million affordable homes over the next decade by expanding and strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), the nation’s primary tool to build and preserve affordable housing.“The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act is the solution we need now to provide affordable homes for struggling renters and to help rebuild our economy and infrastructure,” said Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) Executive Director Emily Cadik. “This bipartisan legislation would provide more than two million sorely needed affordable homes over the next decade through a proven model that leverages both the public and private sectors.”The AHCIA of 2021’s lead sponsors include Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rob Portman (R-OH), and Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH). In the 116th Congress, the AHCIA was co-sponsored by over half the House of Representatives and over 40 Senators.Through public-private partnerships, the Housing Credit has offered nearly 3.5 million affordable homes in rural, suburban, and urban areas, serving eight million households since 1986.The AHCIA of 2021 builds on prior versions of the AHCIA first introduced in 2016, and led to the enactment of a minimum 4% Housing Credit rate in 2020, a temporary 12.5% Housing Credit allocation increase, and a flexibility known as “income averaging” in 2018. The AHCIA could also support nearly three million jobs, and generate $346 billion in wages and business income, and nearly $120 billion in tax revenue.The AHCIA of 2021 would accelerate the proposed Housing Credit allocation increase and proposes a new flexibility to allow Housing Credit developments to maximize critical Private Activity Bond financing. The legislation would also provide states with additional flexibilities, streamline program rules, and make the Housing Credit more effective in hard-to-reach rural and Native American communities. The bill would also help states use the Housing Credit to benefit their lowest-income residents, such as homeless veterans.“More than 10 million households nationwide were paying more than half of their monthly income on rent prior to the COVID-19 crisis, and millions more are now struggling to keep a roof over their heads,” said Matt Josephs, President of the AHTCC Board of Directors and Senior Vice President for Policy at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. “The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act will help address our nation’s severe affordable housing shortage at a time when bold investments in affordable housing are sorely needed.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2021 Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) Emily Cadik Housing Credit Low-Income Housing Tax Credit About Author: Eric C. Peck Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2021 Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) Emily Cadik Housing Credit Low-Income Housing Tax Credit 2021-04-15 Eric C. Peck April 15, 2021 1,012 Views Print This Post Previous: Despite Federal Actions, Q1 Foreclosures Rise Next: Texas Supreme Court Throws the Industry a Lifeline Legislation Introduced to Strengthen the Housing Credit in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
A simple program involving color-coded food labeling and adjusting the way food items are positioned in display cases was successful in encouraging healthy choices in a large hospital cafeteria. The report from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers will appear in the March American Journal of Public Health and has received early online release.“We found that labeling all foods and beverages with a simple red, yellow, and green color scheme to indicate their relative healthiness led patrons to purchase more of the healthy and fewer of the unhealthy items,” said Anne Thorndike of the MGH division of general medicine, who led the study. “We also found that moving items around to make the healthy items more convenient and visible led to further improvement in the nutritional quality of items purchased.”Thorndike is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.The authors note that most point-of-purchase efforts to encourage more nutritious choices focus on labeling the calorie content of food, which will soon be required for many restaurants and food service vendors as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, calorie information is only useful if people read and comprehend it — which requires understanding their own calorie needs, accurately estimating serving sizes, and having enough time to consider and act on the information provided. Studies by psychologists and behavioral economists have noted that individuals tend to maintain their typical behavior patterns and are more motivated by actions with immediate, rather than long-term, rewards.The research team — including leaders of the MGH Nutrition and Food Services — devised a two-phase plan. In the first, which began in March 2010, color-coded labels were attached to all items in the main hospital cafeteria — green signifying the healthiest items, such as fruits, vegetables, and lean meats; yellow indicating less healthy items; and red for those with little or no nutritional value. Signs in the cafeteria encouraged customers to consume green items often, to consume yellow items less often, and to consider other choices for red items. Cash registers were programmed to record and identify each purchased item as green, red, or yellow. Additional nutritional information was made available in the cafeteria throughout the six-month study period.For the second phase, which began in June 2010, displayed food items were rearranged according to principles of behavioral economics. This phase focused on cold beverages, premade sandwiches, and chips — popular items likely to be purchased by customers who have little time to spend and may be more influenced by location and convenience. Refrigerators were arranged to place water, diet beverages, and low-fat dairy products at eye level, while beverages with a red or yellow label were placed below eye level. The sandwich refrigerator was also arranged to put green items at eye level while red or yellow items were placed above and below. Racks of chips had yellow items at eye level and red items below, and additional baskets of bottled water were placed near stations where hot food was served.At the end of the study period, sales of green items had increased significantly, while sales of red items decreased. During the first phase, sales of all red items decreased 9.2 percent — with red beverage purchases dropping 16.5 percent — while green item sales increased 4.5 percent, with a 9.6 increase in green beverages. In the second phase, red item sales dropped another 4.9 percent compared with the first phase, with beverages dropping by 11.4 percent; and while sales of green items decreased 0.8 percent in the second phase, sales of green beverages increased another 4.0 percent. A comparison with two satellite cafeterias where these measures had not been instituted revealed that these changes were much more pronounced in the cafeteria where the study was conducted.“We believe this intervention was so successful because it was simple and easy to understand quickly. The labeling did not require any special skills and could be easily interpreted when a customer was in a rush,” said Thorndike. “Any of these strategies could be easily translated to other food service environments.”All elements of the program remain in place, said Thorndike, with the color-coded labeling extended to other MGH food service locations. Future analysis is planned to see whether the changes are maintained over time.Co-authors of the report — which was supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute — are Lillian Sonnenberg and Susan Barraclough, MGH Nutrition and Food Services; Douglas Levy, Mongan Institute for Health Policy at MGH; and Jason Riis, Harvard Business School.
Helen Ozetta DearmanHelen Ozetta Ross Dearman, age 77, of Rose Hill, KS, died Tuesday evening, October 8, 2013 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.Â She worked as a planner at Learjet and retired after 32 years of service.Helen Ozetta (Reynolds) Ross Dearman was born on September 16, 1936 in Elizabeth, AR to Samuel Scott Reynolds and Estel Mae (Taylor) Reynolds.Helen married David D. Dearman on June 14, 2008 in Rose Hill.She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Clifford Ross; two brothers, Winford Carter and Erwin Sederburg.Survivors include her loving husband, David of the home; one sister, Juanita Neely of Rio Rancho, NM; two brothers, Herschel Reynolds and his wife Helen of Bremerton, WA and Harry Reynolds and his wife Barbara of Everett, WA; one daughter, Barbara James and her husband Nason of Rose Hill, KS; two grandchildren, Cameron James and his wife Courtney of Wichita, KS and Kyle James of Rose Hill, KS; two great grandchildren, Dakota and Peyton James.Graveside Services will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.Â Pastor Norman Mosier will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 1 to 8 p.m. Â The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the Freedom Bible Fellowship in lieu of flowers.Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
We are here today because a man died, but we are also here because of the many who have been murdered, raped, hurt in so many ways.We are here today to confirm that we, the vast majority in the country, do not do crime.We are decent citizens and we are using this opportunity to tell our government that we want stronger, consistent action against the scourge of crime.The message we are sending today is a powerful one. But it is not the only one. This Million Men March is part of a wider moral regeneration programme which has already kicked off. It will give greater impetus to these on-going actions by drawing attention to them.Our action today says very loudly that we will not stand by idly when matters go wrong. It says that we, each one of us in our individual capacity and through our various organisations, can and will make a difference.At the International Marketing Council of South Africa we are embarking on a journey this week which essentially says what all of you here are saying by your presence: we can make a difference and we will make a difference.The IMC, which is the custodian of Brand South Africa, will kick off an inter-active campaign later this week. It will ask South Africans what kind of a country they want to live in, it will feed that information back into society and the campaign will inspire South Africans to take action to make this vision – your vision – a reality.It is telling South Africans – and this is what all of you here today are also doing – that every single positive act, however insignificant it may seem – can and does make a difference.The IMC’s call is for all to participate in its Active Citizen Campaign.This campaign feeds into the broader Movement for Good which appropriately has the slogan “It Starts with you’. It is an umbrella organisation of a network of country-wide organisations that have come together to mobilise South Africans.The vision of the movement is to inspire and support all South Africans to build the country we want to have by doing the right thing – active citizens don’t do crime, don’t bribe, pay their taxes, don’t litter, treat fellow-human beings with respect, are disciplined in all they do.Every small act is a bit of positive energy which helps towards getting where we want to be – creating an unstoppable momentum, to get to a tipping point of critical mass that ensures that the groundswell grows into a force to be reckoned with.“Noka e tlatswa ke dinokana’ – ‘A river swells from little streams,” Remember – it starts with you.Being here is a good beginning. Now go out and join the Movement for Good.Ends
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SEA Games: Don’t boo Schooling, Malaysians urged That was until he was questioned about slow ticket sales for the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena.“I’m actually tired of hearing that question,” Ellerbe said, as the smile disappeared. “Right now, we have over 60 million dollars in the box office. What part of that remotely looks like ticket sales are slow? This isn’t a damn Rolling Stones concert. That’s the only thing that sells out in seconds. We’re talking about tickets that go from $500 to $10,000. That’s an expensive ticket.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs of Thursday evening, a general search for two tickets on Ticketmaster’s website showed 536 pairs available, ranging anywhere between $1,682.50 to $35,010.09 per ticket.And with thousands of seats still available, and the fight two weeks out, some believe the next sporting event that will sell out in that venue will be a Vegas Golden Knights game, when the newest NHL expansion team opens the 2017-18 season. Critics also believe with some second-tier seats carrying a five-figure price tag, the pay-per-view fee of $99.95 seems like a bargain. LATEST STORIES Read Next “We’re going to blow past our own record of $72 million; this fight is massive,” Ellerbe said.Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s “fight of the century” saw live gate receipts produce more than $71 million in revenue at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, easily surpassing the previous live gate record of $20 million, for Mayweather-Canelo Álvarez.Mayweather reiterated Ellerbe’s thoughts.“We’re doing crazy numbers, forget what you all (are) hearing. We’re doing crazy numbers,” Mayweather said. “Our fight is doing unbelievable numbers. The pay-per-view numbers are going to be unbelievable and we will have a sold-out crowd. I’m not worried about that.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor later in the month. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Sixty-million dollars sounds pretty good to Leonard Ellerbe.Dressed dapper in a white shirt and slacks, topped with a navy pinstriped blazer, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions flashed an occasional smile while addressing the media Thursday at Mayweather Boxing Club.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes View comments