April 2011 Table of Contents

On A Mission On A Mission

ALEXANDRIA, VA.—When many affordable housing developers became paralyzed by the recession, Volunteers of America (VOA) kept moving. Read more

CommonBond Communities

CommonBond Communities is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing with services in the Midwest. Read more

Pop Quiz: Jeffrey Lubell, executive director of the Center for Housing Policy Pop Quiz: Jeffrey Lubell, executive director of the Center for Housing Policy

Jeffrey Lubell is executive director of the Center for Housing Policy. Read more

Finance Reform Plan Unveiled

The Obama administration has released a long-awaited housing finance reform plan that aims to return the primary role in the mortgage market to the private sector, cutting back federal support and winding down the operations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read more

National Church Residences

The intersection of affordable housing and services is a top priority for Columbus, Ohio-based National Church Residences (NCR) Read more

Serving the Missed Market Serving the Missed Market

SEATTLE—The Claremont Apartments serves working individuals and families who need but miss out on qualifying for other affordable housing Read more

Pinnacle Housing Group

Pinnacle Housing Group vaults to No. 7 after starting 682 units in six developments in Florida and one in Mississippi last year. Read more

Developers Battle to Save RDAs Developers Battle to Save RDAs

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—Developers in California found themselves in a fierce fight this year. Read more

L+M Development Partners, Inc.

L+M Development Partners, Inc., not only focused on creating its own affordable housing developments in 2010, but also reached out to others to help them get their projects off the ground. Read more

AHIC Announces New Executive Director

Julie Hertzog has been named executive director of the Affordable Housing Investors Council (AHIC). Read more

MidPen Housing Corp.

MidPen Housing had one of its most productive years in 2010. Read more

A Mountain Home A Mountain Home

KETCHUM, IDAHO—Northwood Place opens the door for more people to live in this famed resort community. Read more

Solar Boosts Energy Savings at Project Solar Boosts Energy Savings at Project

TEMPLE, TEXAS—A public housing development serving seniors and disabled residents in this Central Texas city is getting a boost of energy from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Read more

Re-engineering FHA Re-engineering FHA

In the last two years, the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s) leadership has breathed new life into its approach to tax credit deals. Read more

Virtual Forms Virtual Forms

Ten years ago, the promise of a paperless office seemed attainable, just beyond the horizon. Read more

Expanded for Web: LIHTC Changes Weighed

Aiming to make the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program more versatile, the Obama administration recently unveiled two proposals as part of its fiscal 2012 budget and tax package. Read more

HUD's Untold Preservation Story HUD's Untold Preservation Story

While public attention has been focused on sweeping legislative initiatives, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multifamily team, under the leadership of Secretary Shaun Donovan and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Car Read more

On the Rebound On the Rebound

2010 was a world away from the year before.  Read more

Related Affordable

Dropping one spot to No. 2 on AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE’s list of companies completing acquisitions in 2010, New York-based Related Affordable had another active year on the acquisition front. Read more

St. Anton Partners, LLC

Sacramento, Calif.-based St. Anton Partners, LLC, is on the move. Read more

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