The Board of Directors of New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority will hold a special meeting on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the Authority’s offices located at 32 Constitution Drive, Bedford, New Hampshire.
By: Dean J. Christon
HOUSING TRUST FUND
PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD
The Housing Trust Fund (HTF), capitalized with a percentage of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company (Freddie Mac) and Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) new business each year, has received its second annual transfer of funds from the Government Sponsored Enterprises to the US Treasury. New Hampshire’s Housing Trust Fund formula allocation will be approximately $3 million, and it will be administered by New Hampshire Housing. In order to receive these funds on behalf of the State, New Hampshire Housing must develop a detailed allocation plan and submit it to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goal of the Housing Trust Fund is to increase and preserve the supply of rental housing that is affordable to extremely low and very low income households. A draft 2017 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan is posted on New Hampshire Housing’s website www.nhhfa.org/consolidated-plan The funding priorities and methods of distribution of funds in this draft follow the approved 2016 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan closely. We are seeking input on proposed use of these funds from stakeholders, partners, and interested citizens prior to the final drafting this plan. Therefore, there will be a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 18th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Board Room at New Hampshire Housing, 32 Constitution Drive in Bedford. Please use the main entrance at the front of the building. If you plan on attending and need accommodations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Excellent background information pertaining to the National Housing Trust Fund including all rules, regulations, guidance, and general information can be found at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/htf/
A 30 day Public Comment Period will commence on the date of publication of this notice. Those wishing to send comments pertaining to how New Hampshire should plan on utilizing Housing Trust Fund resources may send them by letter or email to:
New Hampshire Housing or email@example.com
32 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
Attn: Housing Trust Fund Comments
For additional information please call 603-310-9269
NOTICE OF RULE MAKING
NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is considering the repeal of Rules related to Security Deposit Guarantee Program (HFA 501); Owner’s Assistance Program (HFA 502); Family Resident Service Coordinator Initiative Rules (HFA 503); Emergency Housing Program Rules (504) as these rules are no longer necessary. The Authority’s Board of Directors will take action on these rules on or after April 27, 2017. The repeal of these rules is expected to take effect no less than 30 days after the publication of this notice.
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is considering the adoption of Rules related to Family Self-Sufficiency Program Loan and Grant Rules (HFA 505); Housing Choice Voucher Program Home Repair Grants (HFA 506). In furtherance of this goal, the current Housing Choice Voucher Program Loan and Grant Rules (HFA 505) will be split into Family Self-Sufficiency Program Loan and Grant Rules (HFA 505) and Housing Choice Voucher Program Home Repair Grants (HFA 506). These rules are being adopted to more fully reflect the statutory requirements in RSA 204-C. The Authority’s Board of Directors will take action on these rules on or after April 27, 2017. The adoption of these rules is expected to take effect no less than 30 days after the publication of this notice.
For further information, go to www.nhhfa.org or contact Lynn Lippitt, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, 32 Constitution Drive, Bedford, NH 03110, 603-310-9287 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org