Recovery Act funding to stimulate the production of affordable units stalled by recession. July 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan Tuesday awarded $5,490,631 to jump start affordable housing programs in Alaska that are currently stalled due to the current economic recession. Funded through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), HUD’s new Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) will allow the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to resume funding of affordable rental housing projects across the state while stimulating employment in the construction trades.
Energy Department Reveals Strings Attached, Asks States to Comment. Anchorage, AK - June 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed today there are strings attached to stimulus package funds. DOE is now inviting states to comment on a draft document that they developed for measuring and demonstrating compliance with those strings attached to universal building code provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Last month, Governor Sarah Palin vetoed the $28.6 million in federal stimulus funds tied to adoption of building codes by municipalities.