Here's the week's top news in the multifamily and affordable housing sectors, courtesy of our sister magazines, Multifamily Executive and Affordable Housing Finance.

Housing Department Eases Multifamily Lending Requirements

Steep Fall: Multifamily Starts Hit Record Lows

Early Signs? Some Vultures are Making Moves

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Pulls Trigger on Newark Tower

Affordable Housing Leaders Assess the Stimulus Bill

Red Capital a Boon for PNC

Mortgage Bankers Bet on Government