November 2011 Table of Contents

Pop Quiz: Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO of NeighborWorks America Pop Quiz: Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO of NeighborWorks America

Eileen Fitzgerald has taken over the reins of NeighborWorks America. She stepped into the top post last June after filling in as interim CEO since the beginning of the year. Read more

2012 Financing Road Map 2012 Financing Road Map

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE shines the headlights on what's coming for the debt and equity markets in the new year. Read more

Rallying for the LIHTC at Home

The message at AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE's AHF Live in early November remains focused on educating legislators, with some fine-tuning to address today's concerns. Read more

Falcon Ridge Rises Falcon Ridge Rises

HATCH, N.M.—The Falcon Ridge Apartments is more than housing. It's a step in the rebuilding of this small farming town. Read more

Saving Seniors Housing in Carmel Saving Seniors Housing in Carmel

CARMEL, CALIF.—In this affluent community, finding affordable housing for seniors is not the easiest task Read more

Housing Finance Agency Roundtable

In an age of increasing belt-tightening, state housing agencies are being relied upon even more to assist developers and deliver housing for low- and moderate-income families. Read more

People People

Margaret S. Van Vliet has taken over as director of Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS). She was appointed to the post by Gov. John Kitzhaber. Read more

Ace of Database

Spreadsheets are useful, but only to a point. It’s just a tool, but when that tool becomes the master, you’re the slave. Read more

Senate Passes Combined HUD, RHS Funding Bill

The Senate has passed a combined fiscal 2012 appropriations bill (H.R. 2112) that includes funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Rural Housing Service (RHS), though the final measure is subject to change by a Senate-Hou Read more

YWCA Unveils Two Projects YWCA Unveils Two Projects

SEATTLE—YWCA Passage Point opened its doors this year with the goal of giving single parents who have been recently released from jail a place to reunite with their children. Read more

A Rising Tide A Rising Tide

The construction debt market has swiftly moved from fear to exuberance over the last year, a trend that should continue in 2012. Read more

Agent Mission Statement Agent Mission Statement

That was the question on everybody's mind throughout 2011, as the limbo stick of interest rates plunged to new lows and borrowers happily danced in droves. Read more

Balancing Act Balancing Act

Low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) investors and syndicators are much more reserved going into 2012 than they were a year ago. Read more

A Fresh Start A Fresh Start

After Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans and the levees failed in August 2005, 80 percent of the city was flooded and 70 percent of all occupied units suffered damage, including the already distressed St. Bernard public housing development in the Gent Read more

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