April 2014 Table of Contents

BRIDGing the Gap The AHF 50 BRIDGing the Gap

The venerable affordable housing developer, No. 5 on this year's AHF 50 top developers list, is pursuing an amibitious growth plan with the confidence born of a regional legacy. Read more

Leaders of the Pack AHF Top 50 Developers Leaders of the Pack

Though their total number of units and projects declined last year, the industry's top developers project starting construction on more than 20,000 units in 2014. Read more

Holding Steady AHF Top 50 Owners Holding Steady

Affordable housing's top owners look ahead to preservation strategies and potentially fewer funding options. Read more

Chris Estes Talks About the Road Ahead for Housing Advocacy Pop Quiz Chris Estes Talks About the Road Ahead for Housing Advocacy

AHF recently caught up with Chris Estes, president and CEO of the National Housing Conference (NHC), to discuss the road ahead for the NHC and housing advocacy. Read more

The Time is Now Housing Policy - Legislation The Time is Now

The debate over how to reform our nation’s housing finance market will take place this spring in Congress. For those of you who want to get serious about promoting affordable housing and ensuring that we don’t see another discussion draft created without external input, now is the time to call both of your senators. Read more

Seeing Green in Philadelphia Seeing Green in Philadelphia

Transit-oriented project is the first in the U.S. to earn LEED Platinum for Neighborhood Development. Read more

HUD Releases 2015 Budget Request

Funding cuts to HOME and CDBG are proposed while increases are sought for Choice Neighborhoods and homeless assistance grants. Read more

LIHTC Survives Tax Reform Draft; Big Changes Proposed

Industry reacts to Rep. Camp's much-anticipated tax reform draft, which preserves the LIHTC but introduces major changes. Read more

PHFA Announces LIHTC Awards

PHFA announces $18.7 million in funding for affordable multifamily developments in Pennsylvania Read more

People On The Move 2.24.14

Read who has new posts at Boston Financial, CREA, Nixon Peabody, Lancaster Pollard, Bellwether Enterprise, Greystone, and other firms. Read more

Five ARRA Facts Five Years Later

Report shows effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including HUD-administered funding. Read more

NHT Captures MacArthur Award

The National Housing Trust will use its $1 million grant to create an innovation fund to generate revenue for its policy work. Read more

De Blasio Appoints New Housing Team, Key Vets Out

The new mayor is making leadership changes at several NYC housing agencies. Read more

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