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  • 26 May 2023 3:50 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to everyone's hard work and our state Senators, this bill has passed the Senate 25-18 with an emergency clause.

    Please call or email Governor Stitt and request his support!

    Thanks Coalition Members!


  • 26 May 2023 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    The Senate did not convene in special session yesterday but is scheduled to do so this morning.

    Please call your state Senators and the Governor TODAY and request their support of HB1031 to increase housing opportunities in Oklahoma!


  • 25 May 2023 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    HB1031X-Wallace should hit the House Floor soon. CLICK HERE to watch the live session.

    If you have not already done so, please contact your Senator and the Governor’s Office and request they all support housing for Oklahomans!

    CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom right to find your Senator. CLICK HERE to contact Governor Stitt’s office requesting support.

    Please call and email as soon as possible.

    Workforce and affordable housing is a critical component for economic development and business expansion. Increasing the housing supply assists new and expanding companies throughout the state looking to increase their workforce and production. With tornadoes, wildfires and other natural disasters working against our housing stock, we need to be strategic about creating new housing opportunities for all Oklahomans.

    Please use the following hashtags in any social media posts: #VoteYesHB1031 #HousingMatters and tag the Coalition with @okcoalition

    Thank you for your support!


  • 24 May 2023 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    HB1031X-Wallace that is the new bill to provide funding for housing in Oklahoma passed the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget yesterday. This bill will now need to be passed by both the Housing and the Senate. There is an Emergency Clause included and the bill will be effective July 1, 2023. Currently, $215M is budgeted for these new programs.

    Please contact your Representative, your Senator and the Governor’s Office and request they all support housing for Oklahomans!

    CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom right to find your LEGISLATOR. CLICK HERE to contact Governor Stitt’s office requesting support.

    The Special Session must end on Friday, May 26, 2023 so everything will be moving fast. Please call and email as soon as possible.

    Workforce and affordable housing is a critical component for economic development and business expansion. Increasing the housing supply assists new and expanding companies throughout the state looking to increase their workforce and production. With tornadoes, wildfires and other natural disasters working against our housing stock, we need to be strategic about creating new housing opportunities for all Oklahomans.

    If you need data points for your comments, please note the following:

    Please use the following hashtags in any social media posts: #VoteYesHB1031 #HousingMatters and tage the Coalition with @okcoalition

    Thank you for your support!


  • 24 May 2023 11:13 AM | Anonymous

    HB2070-Wallace that was a Support bill for the Coalition is now HB1031X. This bill does have an emergency clause, and if passed, will become effective July 1, 2023. This legislation will create the Oklahoma Housing Stability Program, the Homebuilder Program, the Homebuilder Revolving Fund, the Oklahoma Increased Housing Program the Oklahoma Increased Housing Revolving Fund and provide for adminstration of programs by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency. We are hearing about $260M will be allocated to this

    Stay tuned for updates!


  • 23 May 2023 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    HB1031 to create the new housing programs under OHFA is scheduled on the agenda for the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget this morning. Click here to watch the live chamber proceedings.

  • 22 May 2023 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    The City of Norman has released a request for proposal (RFP) for an affordable rental housing development following approval of Norman City Council. As part of the project, the City of Norman will utilize Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to provide an assistance package to mitigate barriers to rental housing development that result in long-term affordable rents for the target market.

    The successful Proposer will leverage the city’s development assistance package with Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Multifamily Bonds, and/or other financial resources, has a successful history of developing, operating, and managing low-income housing tax credit developments in Oklahoma, and demonstrates sensitivity to quality land use planning, housing development design, accessibility, and architecture.

    City of Norman Affordable Housing RFP

    For questions and more information, contact:

    Lisa Krieg
    CDBG/Grants Manager
    405-366-5464
    affordablehousingrfp


  • 4 May 2023 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    Congress came back from its spring recess and hit the ground running with a hearing on affordable housing, the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget, and the House-passed Republican plan to address the approaching debt limit, by the so-called "X-date." The nation breached the debt limit earlier this year, but the Treasury Department has used "extraordinary measures" to pay the country's bills while waiting for Congress and the Administration to reach a debt limit deal. These negotiations are expected to overshadow most other policy work until an agreement can be met.

    Last week, House Republicans passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, which would increase the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion or until March 2024, whichever happens sooner, paired with reducing discretionary FY24 spending to FY22 levels, a cut of roughly $130 billion. These cuts would likely also impact other HUD programs that complement the Housing Credit program's development and operations, such as Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. It would also rescind unobligated funds from the Inflation Reduction Act, the American Rescue Plan Act, the CARES Act, and other coronavirus relief measures enacted in various bills over the last few years. If the bill were to pass as is, these rescissions could impact emergency housing programs authorized during the pandemic, including HOME-ARP, ESG-CV, CDBG-CV, Emergency Rental Assistance, State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, and the Homeowner Assistance Fund. While the Housing Credit is not directly affected by the House debt limit bill, it would impact energy efficiency resources that could benefit Housing Credit properties.

    The House debt limit legislation is expected to be "dead on arrival" in the Senate, where various committees are holding hearings this week to highlight the impact the bill would have on various programs and activities. The Administration, as of this writing, is still calling for a "clean" debt bill that would raise the limit without conditions. The Treasury Department is expected to release a new estimate of the X-date soon.

     


  • 2 May 2023 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    We want you to join us at the Annual Member Appreciation Luncheon at The Capital View Event Center in Oklahoma City on May 10, 2023, immediately following the OHFA Board of Trustees Meeting. Join us for lunch, networking and to hear about the new statewide housing needs assessment. Registration is $20 to 2023 Coalition Members. Non-Members are welcome to attend as well to learn more about the Coalition and network with our members. Non-Member registration is $35. REGISTER NOW! (If you are listed as the primary/voting member, please login to the system to register. Once logged in, you can add anyone to have access to the system. This makes registering for OCAH events easy!)

    Presentation Overview:
    A new statewide housing needs assessment is in the works for the first time since 2015. OHFA has partnered with a team from the University of Oklahoma to create this resource. The project is in its early stages. Attendees will get an update on the process and provide input that will guide the project’s outcomes. Presented By: Shawn Michael Schaefer, Director,  University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio and Associate Professor at the Gibbs College of Architecture and Shane Hampton, Director, OU Institute for Quality Communities at the Gibbs College of Architecture

  • 27 Apr 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    We want you to join us at the Annual Member Appreciation Luncheon at Harn Homestead in Oklahoma City on May 10, 2023, immediately following the OHFA Board of Trustees Meeting. Join us for lunch, networking and short update from Shawn Scheafer regarding the new Housing Study. Registration is $20 for 2023 Coalition Members. Non-Members are welcome to attend as well to learn more about the Coalition and network with our members. Non-Member registration is $35. Register Now!

    



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