January 2007 Table of Contents

A Vision to End Homelessness A Vision to End Homelessness

For more than two decades, communities across America have struggled with homelessness, one of our most vexing and complex social problems. Read more

New Plans Build on Newark’s Boomtime

NEWARK, N.J. - Before the real estate boom here, the Unified Vailsburg Services Organization (UVSO) didn’t build rental housing, much less projects that mixed apartments with retail space. Read more

The American Nightmare

April Corrigan never expected it to happen to her. A single mother with two young daughters, she had a good job that paid $22.50 an hour and a nice place to live. Read more

Back in the Game? Back in the Game?

As the dust of its accounting scandal settles, Fannie Mae heads into the new year hoping to bolster its lagging multifamily division through process improvements and new product design. Read more

A Forest in the City A Forest in the City

BOSTON - It’s not normal: an overgrown field ringed with thick woodland in the middle of one of the most densely developed cities in the country. Read more

Mangano Champions Supportive Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - If your state, city, or county recently adopted a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness, Philip Mangano probably had something to do with it. Read more

Money Talks Money Talks

There’s a reason we should help the homeless off the streets and into housing. Read more

Ready, Set, Lend! Ready, Set, Lend!

With GSEs aiming to match aggressive Wall Street conduits amid slower borrowing activity, pricing and underwriting may become even more liberal. Read more

Drinking Allowed

SEATTLE - Seventy-five of the city’s most down-and-out homeless alcoholics are off the streets and living in a bold new development by the nonprofit Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC). Read more

The State of HFAs

SEATTLE - The discussion about affordable housing needs to change, according to Kim Herman, executive director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC). Read more

Big-Box Mixes with Affordable Housing Big-Box Mixes with Affordable Housing

When affordable housing developers mix a little retail into their projects, it’s usually not Wal-Mart, Target, or Whole Foods. Read more

The Squeeze Play

NEW YORK CITY- For decades, teachers, firefighters, and policemen have found refuge from New York City’s brutal housing market in Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, one of the biggest communities ever built for people earning moderate incomes Read more

No Soldier Left Behind No Soldier Left Behind

An estimated 200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in America. One of them was Robert Scott Sr., who lived in a San Francisco alley for years. Read more

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