- Created: Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:46
- Written by Gabriela Norton
In her opening remarks Commissioner Tingerthal presented a rundown on pending housing legislation. She mentioned Rep. Bob Gunther’s successful effort on the House floor to reverse $4.5 million of a committee’s proposal to move $5 million previously appropriated for the Challenge program to DEED’s workforce housing fund. She added that the House and Senate supported a $250,000 appropriation to create a risk mitigation program that can be used to compensate owners for damages done by higher risk tenants. Also in appropriations and related to the Governor’s racial equity proposals, the Senate supported $3 million for downpayment assistance and one-half million for housing counseling. The House did not fund either program.