November 2014 Table of Contents

Pop Quiz with Debra Koehler Pop Quiz with Debra Koehler

Meet Debra Koehler, president and founder of Sage Partners, an affordable housing developer in Tampa, Fla. Read more

Wright House Has Right Stuff Wright House Has Right Stuff

Vermont development to help seniors age in place Read more

Grapevine On Demand

In nearly every real estate sector, supply and demand rule. Developers pore over research reports that measure, as precisely as possible, a submarket’s demand. And upturns often end because too many developers read those same reports. Read more

A Home That Saves Lives and Money Research A Home That Saves Lives and Money

Housing First development sees significant drop in Medicaid costs Read more

Capital Markets Outlook: Debt All In: Debt Market Continues With Upswing's Pace

There’s no doubt debt has been readily available this year, especially for affordable housing deals, but what's in store for the coming year? Read more

A Market Under Pressure Capital Markets Outlook: Equity A Market Under Pressure

Declining yields will test LIHTC investor interest in 2015 Read more

People On The Move 10.9.14 People On The Move 10.9.14

See who has new positions at McCormack Baron Salazar, WNC, LISC, and other affordable housing firms. Read more

Supreme Court to Hear LIHTC Case

The top court will decide whether the disparate impact theory can be used in claims made under the Fair Housing Act. Read more

Research 7 Must-Read Reports

These papers shine light on the need for affordable housing. Read more

Affordable Housing Linked to Children’s Cognitive Ability

Johns Hopkins researchers show families paying 30 percent of their income on housing spend more money on child enrichment. Read more

Health-Care Workers Struggle to Afford Housing

Despite a surge in demand for health-care workers, many in the field cannot afford housing, according to the Paycheck to Paycheck report. Read more

Wisconsin Group Aims to Preserve Sec. 515 Properties

Impact Seven is developing a program to preserve Sec. 515 properties in Wisconsin. Read more

HUD Secretary Castro Calls for Change

Castro stresses the importance of preserving affordable housing and applauds RAD program. Read more

Housing Advocates Named MacArthur Fellows

John Henneberger of the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service and Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses are MacArthur Fellows. Read more

LIIF Unveils Social Impact Calculator

The new tool helps put a dollar value on the social impact of investments in low-income communities. Read more

Affordable Housing Gap Continues

Only 31 affordable rental units were available for every 100 extremely low-income households in 2012. Read more

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