The OCAH Annual Meeting is Right Around the Corner…Don’t Miss It!

Register now for the 2021 Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing Annual Meeting, which will be held on November 16 at The Capitol View Event Center, the evening before the OHFA Board of Trustees Meeting. The Annual Meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by a Cocktail Networking Reception at 5:00 p.m.
Member Admission:  $45 | Non-Member Admission:  $75 (You may choose to attend virtually if you wish.)
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Don’t Forget to Register for the 2021 OCAH Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception

The 2021 Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing Annual Meeting will be held on November 16 at The Capitol View Event Center, the evening before the OHFA Board of Trustees Meeting. The Annual Meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by a Cocktail Networking Reception at 5:00 p.m. Member Admission:  $45 | Non-Member Admission:  $75 (You may choose to attend virtually if you wish. Register Now! You don’t want to miss it!

Join Us at the 2021 OCAH Annual Meeting on November 16

Join us as we celebrate the year in review at the 2021 Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing Annual Meeting.  The Annual Meeting will be held on November 16 at The Capitol View Event Center, the evening before the OHFA Board of Trustees Meeting. The Annual Meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by a Cocktail Networking Reception at 5:00 p.m. Member Admission:  $45 | Non-Member Admission:  $75 (You may choose to attend virtually if you wish. Register Now!

Register for the 2021 Annual Meeting

Join us as we celebrate the year in review at the 2021 Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing Annual Meeting.  The Annual Meeting will be held on November 16 at The Capitol View Event Center, the evening before the OHFA Board of Trustees Meeting. The Annual Meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by a Cocktail Networking Reception at 5:00 p.m. Member Admission:  $45 | Non-Member Admission:  $75 (You may choose to attend virtually if you wish. Register Now!

Nominations are being accepted to the OCAH Board of Directors…

Are you or someone you know an exceptional member of the affordable housing industry with a perspective that would benefit the Coalition? Consider a nomination to OCAH’s Board of Directors. OCAH is seeking nominations for candidates to serve on the 2022 Board of Directors. There are four open seats on the board. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, August 20th. Apply today. OCAH Board of Directors Nomination Form

Voting Members – Register Now for the QAP Luncheon On Wednesday, June 30

Join the conversation and be part of a coordinated effort on affordable housing. The Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing invites our voting members to a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, June 30th, to review and discuss Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s 2022 DRAFT Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application. Registration begins at 11:00, buffet lunch at 11:30 with discussion following. Voting Membership Levels include Sustaining, Corporate and Non-Profit/Housing Authority Members (does not include Corporate Affiliate Memberships or Individual Memberships).

REGISTER NOW! Virtual option available.

It’s Not Too Late to Register for the Upcoming Virtual Session, Oklahoma LIHTC Basics on TR, 6/17/21 @ 1:00 PM – 3 CE Hours

Register Now for the Oklahoma LIHTC Basics Virtual Session on Thursday, June 17, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 3 CE Hours available. Click HERE to see the full conference program and session details.
To find out more about receiving CE credit, please click on the following link to get Additional CE Details.

Virtual Conference (includes all remaining trainings): Member Registration Price: $135 | Non-Member Registration Price: $195 Individual Ticket Pricing for Oklahoma LIHTC Basics Session: Member Price: $40 | Non-Member Price: $65

One day left to register for the Fair Housing Training at the OK Housing Conference per 2021 QAP Requirements…

One day left to register- Per the 2021 QAP, Fair Housing training verification is now required at carryover for Round 1 2021 only. If you are planning to complete the Fair Housing training at the conference to meet this OHFA requirement for Round 1 Applicants, you must be registered for the conference (and choose the Fair Housing Training you need) no later than December 31, 2020. No exceptions. The Fair Housing Trainings for both Developers & Property Managers held at the Oklahoma Housing Conference will meet OHFA requirements and will be acceptable for two (2) years from the date the training was completed.

Register Now for the 2021 Oklahoma Housing Conference and Fair Housing Training.

Don’t forget to register for Fair Housing Training at OK Housing Conference by December 31, 2020

Per the 2021 QAP, Fair Housing training verification is now required at carryover for Round 1 2021 only. If you are planning to complete the Fair Housing training at the conference to meet this OHFA requirement for Round 1 Applicants, you must be registered for the conference (and choose the Fair Housing Training you need) no later than December 31, 2020. No exceptions. The Fair Housing Trainings for both Developers & Property Managers held at the Oklahoma Housing Conference will meet OHFA requirements and will be acceptable for two (2) years from the date the training was completed.

Register Now for the 2021 Oklahoma Housing Conference and Fair Housing Training.

Must register for Fair Housing Training at OK Housing Conference by December 31, 2020

Per the 2021 QAP, Fair Housing training verification is now required at carryover for Round 1 2021 only. If you are planning to complete the Fair Housing training at the conference to meet this OHFA requirement for Round 1 Applicants, you must be registered for the conference (and choose the Fair Housing Training you need) no later than December 31, 2020. No exceptions. The Fair Housing Trainings for both Developers & Property Managers held at the Oklahoma Housing Conference will meet OHFA requirements and will be acceptable for two (2) years from the date the training was completed. For a list of OHFA guidelines/rules, Click Here.

Register Now for the 2021 Oklahoma Housing Conference and Fair Housing Training.

Must register for Fair Housing Training at OK Housing Conference by December 31, 2020

Per the 2021 QAP, Fair Housing training verification is now required at carryover for Round 1 2021 only. If you are planning to complete the Fair Housing training at the conference to meet this OHFA requirement for Round 1 Applicants, you must be registered for the conference (and choose the Fair Housing Training you need) no later than December 31, 2020. No exceptions. The Fair Housing Trainings for both Developers & Property Managers held at the Oklahoma Housing Conference will meet OHFA requirements and will be acceptable for two (2) years from the date the training was completed. For a list of OHFA guidelines/rules, Click Here.

Register Now for the 2021 Oklahoma Housing Conference and Fair Housing Training.

Study Shows Disasters Increase Evictions

A recent article in Housing Policy Debate, “A Perfect Storm? Disasters and Evictions,” is one of the first studies to examine the relationship between disasters and evictions. The study combines a quantitative analysis of national data on disasters and evictions with a qualitative case study of the recovery following Hurricane Michael in Bay County, Florida. The research finds that disasters increase evictions and explores factors underlying this relationship.

HUD PIH Launches Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Dashboard

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) launched a new Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) dashboard that provides daily updates on leasing, issuances, unit utilization, and information on voucher awards and funding by public housing agencies (PHAs). EHV data are presented on the national, region, field office, state, and PHA levels. PIH will demonstrate the EHV dashboard during the EHV Office Hours on November 16 at 3 pm ET. The link for EHV Office Hours is at: https://bit.ly/3D3aUMU

NLIHC and NHLP Lead Letter Calling on HUD to Strengthen Eviction Protections

NLIHC and the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) led 47 housing and tenant rights organizations in a November 8 letter to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge urging HUD to take critical steps to protect residents of HUD-assisted properties from eviction. While data is not collected on how many evictions take place in HUD-assisted properties, a survey of legal services attorneys conducted by NHLP found an alarming number of HUD evictions around the country. These households are disproportionately Black and Latino families, headed by women, older adults, and people with disabilities with extremely low incomes.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes Multiple Disaster Recovery Reform Bills

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed five bills to reform the disaster recovery system at a session on October 27. The bills address separate elements of how FEMA responds and helps communities prepare for disasters, including wildfire recovery grants, case management for disaster survivors, disaster mitigation, and resiliency standards.

NLIHC Announces RFP for ERASE Evaluation

NLIHC released a request for proposals (RFP) for a consultant, evaluation firm and/or academic institution to conduct a multi-site evaluation that will assess the impact and effectiveness of COVID-response emergency rental assistance (ERA) programs in selected sites. Results from the study will be used to assess the impact of ERA on tenants, inform program development and on-going implementation, and guide policy recommendations related to the need and provision of emergency rental assistance beyond the pandemic.

Analysis Shows Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Small- and Medium-Scale Landlords

JP Morgan Chase Institute released “How did landlords fare during COVID?,” which used administrative data to examine how small- and medium-scale landlords fared financially during the pandemic. While landlords lost rental revenues, particularly in early 2020, they cut expenses by more, resulting in higher cash balances. This trend varied across the nation. Landlords with properties in New York, Miami, and San Francisco saw the greatest declines in rental revenues, while landlords with properties in Phoenix, Houston, and Dallas collected the same or more in rental incomes in 2020 compared to 2019. The analysis estimates that roughly 7% of landlords missed mortgage payments. The researchers argue that increased flexibilities in emergency rental assistance documentation is critical to accelerate assistance to tenants and landlords, helping preserve the supply of affordable housing.

Could 3D Printed Homes Address Affordable Housing and Climate Concerns?

To address affordability challenges and the shortage of skilled labor and rising material costs, developers are building 3D-printed homes. San Francisco–based company, Mighty Buildings, is also adapting its technology to mass-produce homes without releasing too much carbon into the atmosphere. It’s partnered with a company that figured out how to trap those emissions in an innovative low-carbon cement. “We make houses as tools to fight climate change,” said cofounder Sam Ruben.

Fixing The Housing Market Could Help Fight The Labor Shortage

In the US, more than 10 million job openings remained unfilled at the end of August, while a hot housing market struggles to keep up with demand. The location gap between affordable housing and jobs, known as spatial mismatch, has widened during the pandemic. Cities with the most job openings lack affordable housing options, and areas where housing is cheaper lack promising labor markets. “People need safe, stable, affordable housing in high-opportunity neighborhoods in order to have any upward economic mobility. Certainly having affordable housing near jobs will help us get there,” said Christina Stacy, a principal research associate at the Urban Institute.

Treasury Will Redistribute Eviction Aid if States and Localities Don’t Spend it

The US Department of the Treasury reported that state, local, and tribal officials disbursed about $10.7 billion in rental assistance as of the end of September—less than a quarter of the aid Congress approved approved. Soon, Treasury plans to recapture funds from areas where disbursement is slow and redistribute aid to other areas of the country. Treasury officials said 119 programs had spent at least 80 percent of funding available to them, while another 90 programs had spent less than 15 percent of their initial grants.“Even with the stronger performance we know that if we don’t do better nationwide, hundreds of thousands of families will still unnecessarily face that painful eviction or risk of eviction,” said Gene Sperling, a senior adviser to the president.

OHFA Funds to Bring Affordable Housing to Communities Across the State

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Trustees Award Funding for State and Federal Housing Tax Credits and HOME Investment Partnerships Program

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees allocated Affordable Housing Tax Credits and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds at its Nov. 17 meeting.

Affordable Housing Tax Credits

Trustees allocated nearly $6.8 million in federal Affordable Housing Tax Credits and $1.5 million in Oklahoma Affordable Housing Tax Credits. The following properties received allocations:

  • Portland Place Apartments, a 180-unit multifamily development, will be constructed at 16010 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City
  • West Canute Flats, a 140-unit multifamily development, will be constructed at 902 S. Detroit, Tulsa
  • River West Phase V, a 68-unit multifamily development, will be constructed at 1126 W. 21st St., S., Tulsa
  • Disciples Village Apartments, a 96-unit development for elderly residents, will be acquired and rehabilitated at 9014 E. 31st St., Tulsa
  • Crossroads at Westchester, a 72-unit multifamily development, will be constructed at 7100 SW Gore Blvd., Lawton
  • The T Oklahoma City, Phase II, a 16-unit multifamily development, will be constructed at 3925 SE 59th St., Oklahoma City
  • Wildwood II, a 12-unit multifamily development, will be constructed at Benton and Electra Ave., Sayre
  • Trinity Gardens Apartments, a 78-unit elderly development, will be rehabilitated at 3825 NW 19th St., Oklahoma City
  • East Side Housing, a 64-unit multifamily development will be rehabilitated at E. 3rd and Booker St., Broken Bow
  • GardenWalk of Commerce, a 59-unit multifamily development will be rehabilitated at 1120 E. B St., Commerce

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Five organizations received nearly $2 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program awards. Awardees include:

  • Camden Point-Midwest Housing Initiatives, new construction of four units of multifamily rental housing in Broken Bow
  • Community Development Support Association, rehabilitation of 10 units of multifamily rental housing in Enid
  • Neighborhood Housing Services, acquisition and rehabilitation of two single family rental homes in Cleveland County, in areas other than Norman
  • Deep Fork Community Action Foundation, Inc., acquisition and rehabilitation of two single family rental homes in Okmulgee
  • Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma/Canadian Counties received funding for down payment assistance for 15 homebuyers in Oklahoma and Canadian Counties, in areas other than Oklahoma City