John Zipperer

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The numbers don’t look good. The nation’s affordable housing deficit is worsening.  Read more

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Low debt, low operating costs help homeless project

St. Cloud, Minn.—By combining soft debt with innovative construction to keep down costs, the Al Loehr Veterans and Community Studio Apartments is able to serve its mission of housing veterans and others at risk of homelessness. Read more

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Rainbow serves chronically homeless

Los Angeles—The Rainbow Apartments is a valiant effort by Skid Row Housing Trust to serve Los Angeles’ neediest at a time when market-rate loft developers have pushed into downtown, snatched up the available properties, and begin gentrifying the area. Read more

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Crestview goes from eyesore to asset

KANKAKEE, ILL.—A half-empty, crime-ridden property here that had entered foreclosure was rescued and rehabilitated through the combined efforts of a preservation-minded developer, lenders, and federal, state, and local officials. Read more

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Century-old gem turned into affordable homes

Danville, Ill.—The New Holland, a 101-year-old building that once housed the local elite in this small town, was rescued from crime, decay, and abandonment last year and is now fully occupied by low-income residents. Read more

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