Treasury Department

Washington D.C. - The White House

White House Announces Plans for 100,000 Affordable Homes

The Biden administration has proposed a suite of policy and funding programs designed to create and protect 100,000 affordable housing units. If successful, the program will still fall well short of the need.

September 1, 2021 - James Brasuell

Bay Bridge Toll

Funding Biden's Infrastructure Plan: Should Users or Corporations Pay?

After determining the size and scope of President Biden's infrastructure package, the next biggest challenge is determining how to pay for it. The partisan divide is steep, but Roll Call exposes division within the Democrats' ranks.

May 25, 2021 - Roll Call

What subprime crisis? Affordable houses are everywhere.

Revealing the Secret Landlords of U.S. Real Estate

Amidst a crisis of housing affordability around the country, one media organization is leveraging public records law to discover answers to questions, long obscured from the public, about who controls the real estate market.

January 29, 2020 - KPBS

West Palm Beach, Florida

Opportunity Zones Under Investigation by Treasury Inspector General

Along with other members of congress, one of the authors of the law that established the federal Opportunity Zones program has asked the Treasury Department to investigate potential abuse of the program. The Treasury inspector general is obliging.

January 17, 2020 - NBC News

Ohio River

Treasury Department Releases Initial 'Opportunity Zones' Guidance

A big day for developers as the Treasure Department paved the way for an anticipated $100 billion in private investment in underserved communities.

October 22, 2018 - Insider Louisville

The Last Days of the Home Affordable Modification Program

The Washington Post takes stock of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in its final days, finding a program hampered by bad faith from large banks and bad oversight by the Treasury Department.

December 31, 2016 - The Washington Post

The U.S. Treasury

It's Not Just HUD

Though the HUD choice seems an odd, unqualified one, we should be looking beyond HUD however: Here's why Mnuchin at Treasury is even more worrisome.

December 13, 2016 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

Blight Demolition

Treasury Department Announces $1 Billion for 'Hardest Hit Fund'

A $1 billion funding allocation from the Treasury Department to the Hardest Hit Fund is the fifth since 2010.

April 22, 2016 - CityLab

The Case for Making Federal Housing Programs Like HAMP and HARP Permanent

There have been a number of federal and state programs to address the housing and foreclosure crisis. While these programs have helped a lot of people and continue to do so, many people that are qualified still have trouble completing these programs.

March 7, 2016 - DSNews

Largest TIFIA Loan to P3 Goes to Florida's 'I-4 Ultimate' Project

Transportation Secretary Foxx announced the largest TIFIA loan to be awarded to a public-private partnership will be used to widen 21 miles of Interstate 4 in Florida known as "I-4 Ultimate" by adding four express or toll lanes in the Orlando area.

September 12, 2014 - Transport Topics

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