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27 Firms to Lead Solar Surge

Affordable housing developers and service providers have committed to installing more than 150 megawatts of on-site renewable energy. More

California Adopts New Building Standards
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California Adopts New Building Standards

The new code includes stricter energy efficiency requirements and... More

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2001 Tax Credit Compliance Rules

The biggest change the IRS made with the 2001 tax credit compliance requirements is mandate that not only 20% of files in a project be reviewed, but also that the same units be physically inspected each year More

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Experts Share Secrets for Avoiding Pitfalls Of Housing Rehab,Conversion Projects

Rehabbing older apartment buildings is a big business that’s destined to get even bigger in this decade, if projections from the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) in Washington, D.C., prove accurate More

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Cash-Out Refis Play Hard to Get

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting tough on cash-out refinancings for multifamily borrowers. More

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New Standards for Green Building

The related issues of climate change and ballooning utility bills have become fashionable in the housing industry. More

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Green Building Saves $$$

When Ed Key tears open his utility bill every month, he sees a clear benefit from living at Denny Park Apartments, an energyefficient green affordable housing development in Seattle.  More

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New Standards for Green Building

This spring, a partnership between the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) plans to release a new green building standard, adding to an already dizzying array of green standards confronting affordable housing developers. Here's a list of the most important: More

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Jamboree Goes Green

LANCASTER, CALIF - Jamboree Housing Corp. has tried green building, and now it can’t get enough. In December, the Irvine, Calif.-based developer opened 72 apartments designed to meet the standards of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.’s Green Communities initiative. It’s Jamboree’s first green housing development. More

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Q&A on the Agency-Designated 130 Percent Basis Boost

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, signed in to law July 30, modernizes the federal low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program in several important ways More

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