November 2010 Table of Contents

2010 AHF Readers' Choice Awards 2010 AHF Readers' Choice Awards

SAN FRANCISCO — Standing 12 stories, 10th and Mission Family Housing fills a tall order. First, it answers the affordable housing needs of 135 families, including 44 that were recently homeless. Read more

The Financing Puzzle The Financing Puzzle

After a depressing 2009, the affordable housing industry needed some cheering up. And several encouraging trends did emerge this year. Read more

LIHTC Prices on the Rise

The return of investor capital has meant a swift and dramatic rise in the price of low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) going into 2011. Read more

What's Ahead for LIHTC Allocations

Deals that can get across the finish line. Read more

New Fund Spurs Supportive Housing

THE FIRST DEVELOPMENT to receive a loan under Los Angeles’ Supportive Housing Loan Fund recently broke ground. Read more

First Capital Magnet Funds Awarded

Twenty-three organizations will receive $80 million in grants to finance affordable housing under the new Capital Magnet Fund. Read more

A New Chapter

PHOENIX — For nearly 50 years, a small parcel near the edge of downtown has been the site of affordable housing. Read more

Legislator Education Key in 2011

The vibe at AHF Live: The 2010 Affordable Housing Developers’ Summit in early November in Chicago was mostly positive throughout the sessions and exhibit hall. Read more

Proposed Trust Fund Rules Issued

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued proposed regulations for the affordable housing trust fund created by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), linking the regulations to the existing HOME program regulations t Read more

Green to the Rescue

BALTIMORE — Dozens of vacant townhouses stood boarded up for more than a decade at Poppleton Cooperative, an affordable housing community in West Baltimore. Read more

WHEDA's Riley Joins HUD

Antonio Riley, executive director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), has been named a regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Read more

Program Keeps Spokane Deal on Track

SPOKANE, WASH. — Count Market Street Station among the developments that emerged amid the economic turmoil of the past two years. Read more

Q & A with Cynthia A. Parker, president and CEO of BRIDGE Housing

CYNTHIA A. PARKER is president and CEO of BRIDGE Housing, one of California's leading affordable housing developers. Read more

One Project, 19 Funding Sources

KENTFIELD, CALIF. — If someone had told me that PEP Housing would be building a 13-unit seniors housing development here with 19 sources of funding on a parcel the size of a postage stamp (0.38 acres) and seven years in the making, I would have tol Read more

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