September 2010 Table of Contents

House Committee OKs Bills House Committee OKs Bills

The House Financial Services Committee has approved a housing preservation bill (H.R. 4868) aimed at maintaining the affordability of the current assisted housing stock. Read more

More Equity Flows into LIHTC Market More Equity Flows into LIHTC Market

Low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) pricing will increase or, at the very least, hold steady for the next several months, according to a survey of 17 national and regional syndicators. Read more

Singer Brings Tour to Affordable Housing

CLUBS AND THEATERS are the domain for most performers but not Mary McBride. Read more

Four Projects Earn HUD Design Awards Four Projects Earn HUD Design Awards

PASEO SENTER at Coyote Creek, with its plaza and pedestrian roadway flanked by retailstyle social service space, has been recognized for excellence in affordable housing design by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Read more

Affordable Coming to CME

Freddie Mac will soon add affordable housing products to its Capital Markets Execution (CME), the company’s securitized mortgage program. Read more

LIHTC Properties Spark Economic Gains

LOW-INCOME HOUSING tax credit (LIHTC) developments significantly boost surrounding property values, according to a new study that examined the economic impact of affordable housing in New York City. Read more

Deadline Nears for GO Zone Projects Deadline Nears for GO Zone Projects

Billions of dollars in federal grants and tax incentives flowed to the Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, including more than $325 million in Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs). Read more

A Green Vision for the Big Easy A Green Vision for the Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS—After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Matt Petersen, president and CEO of Global Green USA, had a vision for rebuilding this city green. Read more

The Tax Credit Conundrum

An unfair property valuation by a local tax assessor can cripple the operation of a low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) operation. Read more


Eric S. Belsky has been appointed managing director of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Read more

Standing Up for the Gulf Coast

Progress has been made in New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast in the five years since Hurricane Katrina. Read more

Oklahoma Sees First ARRA Project Oklahoma Sees First ARRA Project

ADA, OKLA.— The renovation of a 56-unit development here nearly came to a halt as the economy tanked, but Red-Wood Development was able to complete the work this year with the help of federal stimulus dollars. Read more

The Long Road Back The Long Road Back

NEW ORLEANS— A few bare walls and broken doors separate Mike Miller from the unknown. Read more

Gulf Coast Revival Gulf Coast Revival

NEW ORLEANS— Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Providence Community Housing has emerged as one of the most active affordable housing developers in the Gulf Coast. Read more

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