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At Your Service At Your Service

Lenders fought hard against stiff competition to make loans to affordable housing properties in 2013. Among those competitors, commercial banks once again crowd the top of affordable housing ­finance’s annual list of the biggest lenders. More

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Competition Seeks Ideas for Lowering Affordable Housing Costs

At a time when affordable housing financing sources are limited and development costs are under scrutiny, Deutsche Bank and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., have launched a competition to address the issue of lowering costs. More

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Contracting Out of Control?

Many HUD users and current and former staff think that contracting is being done for the wrong reasons, is overused, and is rarely cost-effective. More

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Building a ‘Baby Halliburton’

When Cleveland lawyer Frank Chapman decided to go after a big HUD contract, his firm had little or no experience in the job the agency needed done: managing and marketing Federal Housing Administration-insured single-family properties. More

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