January 2012 Table of Contents

Sniffing Out Trouble Sniffing Out Trouble

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently added two bedbug-sniffing dogs to its code enforcement team. Read more

Site Transformation Adds Green Housing Site Transformation Adds Green Housing

The Seattle Housing Authority has transformed a site that formerly contained 16 public housing townhomes into one with a green 86-unit building and rich with amenities for low-income residents. Read more

Foreclosures Rescued Foreclosures Rescued

More than 100,000 apartments in New York City are at risk of foreclosure, but affordable housing officials and developers are trying to rescue these apartments and keep them affordable. Read more

Pop Quiz with Timothy D. Fournier Pop Quiz with Timothy D. Fournier

Get to know Timothy D. Fournier, president and CEO of Conifer Realty, LLC, a leading affordable housing developer based in Rochester, N.Y. Read more

Troubled No More in Utica Troubled No More in Utica

Located across from City Hall in this Central New York industrial city, Kennedy Plaza Apartments was once considered “a crown jewel” of the downtown. Read more

Maine Hall Shows Its Worth Maine Hall Shows Its Worth

People have strong feelings about the old dormitory building at the Bangor Theological Seminary, originally built in 1834. Read more

Making Sense of Market Studies Making Sense of Market Studies

Gill Group's Cash Gill examines the many differences that exist between rural and urban analyses. Read more

HOME Takes Huge Hit HOME Takes Huge Hit

The embattled Home Investment Partnerships Program will take a huge budget cut in fiscal 2012. Read more

Fannie Looks Ahead Fannie Looks Ahead

Fannie Mae rides momentum of a comeback year, focuses on preservation deals. Read more

The Need for Speed The Need for Speed

FHA will start a new pilot program in the spring charged with getting affordable housing deals done much more quickly. Read more

NMTCs Sustain Alaska Project NMTCs Sustain Alaska Project

New Markets Tax Credits are helping make an assisted-living facility possible in this remote area. Read more

Chaos in New Jersey Chaos in New Jersey

Debate continues on towns' obligations to provide affordable housing. Read more

The Needs of Rural Residents

Hats off to the developers and partners who are making deals work and providing housing for these rural residents. Read more

Serving Rural America Serving Rural America

Although these small towns present challenges, developers are overcoming them to provide housing. Read more

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