March 2015 Table of Contents

Numbers Game Grapevine Numbers Game

A couple of months into 2015, a new set of revealing figures has emerged. In February, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported that the number of renter households with worst-case needs declined to 7.7 million in 2013, a welcome change. Read more

The Buzz
Makah Tribe Builds Permanent Supportive Housing Makah Tribe Builds Permanent Supportive Housing

The Sail River Longhouse Apartments in Neah Bay, Wash., provides 21 homes for formerly homeless individuals and families, some who have struggled with addiction. Read more

David Reznick, Longtime Affordable Housing Leader, Dies David Reznick, Longtime Affordable Housing Leader, Dies

David Reznick, one of the longtime leaders of the affordable housing industry, died Dec. 31, 2014. Read more

U.S. Mayors Report: Affordable Housing Needed to Reduce Hunger, Homelessness

Survey of 25 cities across the nation finds increase in demand for emergency food and housing. Read more

New Orleans Brings an End to Veteran Homelessness

Leaders in New Orleans announced today that the city has ended veteran homelessness Read more

Housing Policy
Looking to the Future with RAD Looking to the Future with RAD

The Cambridge Housing Authority in Massachusetts is converting its public housing units to project-based assistance under the RAD program. Read about these efforts and the recent expansion of RAD. Read more

Competition Drives LIHTC Market

Low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) prices will continue to rise in the first half of the year despite already floating near the stratosphere, according to a majority of syndicators. Read more

Perfect Storm Perfect Storm

Affordable housing investors and developers should expect something of the proverbial “perfect storm” borrowing environment for the balance of 2015. In the positive sense, that is. Read more

Special Focus
Small Wonders Small Wonders

Though they aren't afford the economies of scale of larger projects, small developments are a crucial part of the local fabric in many communities. Read more

Pop Quiz
Pop Quiz with Deidre Schmidt Pop Quiz with Deidre Schmidt

Deidre Schmidt recently became just the third CEO in CommonBond Communities' long history. She tells us what changes she may bring to the St. Paul, Minn., nonprofit and how she got started in the business. Read more

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