Housing Affairs Letter


(TAPPING TAX REFUNDS) Tax Dunning Eyed For Public Tenants

A bill wending its way through the Oklahoma legislature would allow public housing authorities to collect tenant debts from personal income tax refunds. SB 1019 would allow PHAs to file claims with the state tax commission to collect the debts.

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(SECTION 8) State To Freeze Sec. 8 Wait List

Faced with a flood of applications for its limited Sec. 8 housing voucher waiting list, the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency votes to stop taking applications effective Dec. 31. The agency says it has no

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(HOMELESS) Downtown Homeless Campus Planned

Oklahoma City, OK, officials give a green light to construction of a homeless shelter to provide temporary housing and services for up to 1,400 homeless persons. The city links with United Way of

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Efficiency Group, NAHB Battle Over Green Building Code, Climate Change Bill

Advocates for and opponents of Capitol Hill legislation debate standards for green building emissions in new homes during the Nat'l Assn. of Realtors' mid-year legislative conference this week in Washington, DC.

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