June 2012 Table of Contents

Documentary Explores Affordable Housing

“Homes for All,” a new documentary about the need for affordable housing in Minnesota, has been airing on Twin Cities Public Television. Read more

Pop Quiz with Margaret Kavourias Pop Quiz with Margaret Kavourias

Meet Margaret Kavourias, residential studio design director at RDL Architects, Inc., in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Read more

Bonding Agents Bonding Agents

The 4 percent low-income housing tax credit market is often overshadowed by the more dynamic 9 percent credit. Read more

Reaching New Highs

Low-income housing tax credit investors predict more stability in second half of 2012. Read more

Linking Housing and Schools

Eight million children will be directly impacted by the nation's foreclosure crisis. Read more

First Green RefiPlus Loan Closes First Green RefiPlus Loan Closes

Nonprofit LINC Housing and Enterprise Community Investment close first loan under the Green Refinance Plus, a partnership between Fannie Mae and HUD. Read more

A Family's Home is its Castle A Family's Home is its Castle

A one-of-a-kind building serves as affordable housing in Normandy, Mo. Read more

A Learning Experience A Learning Experience

Topeka Housing Authority tackles first large-scale green development. Read more

Texas Stampede Texas Stampede

Developers from across the country are in a Lone Star state of mind this year. Read more

Housing At Risk Housing At Risk

Three key changes are poised to make a big impact on the preservation of existing affordable housing developments. Read more

School's Out

Developers transform abandoned community landmarks into affordable housing. Read more

Surge of Financing Surge of Financing

Energy-efficient building upgrades can help power preservation efforts. Read more

MacArthur Foundation Awards Five Research Grants

To better understand the role that housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of families and communities, the MacArthur Foundation has awarded five research grants totaling $2.7 million. Read more

20 Lenders Named for LIHTC Pilot Program

Twenty lenders have been approved to take part in the FHA’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Pilot Program. Read more

Industry Leaders React to Romney’s Eliminate HUD Comments

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments that he might eliminate HUD are “campaign rhetoric” and show that he is out of touch, according to housing advocates and others. Read more

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