Andre Shashaty is a real estate investor and broker focused on rental housing. He is located in San Rafael, near San Francisco. His company, Alexander & Edwards, helps developers find land suitable for affordable housing throughout Northern California. He was a journalist focused on government housing policy for more than 30 years. He founded Affordable Housing Finance and AHF LIVE, and ran both the magazine and conference for many years. Reach Andre at [email protected] or go to http://andreshashaty.com/
Longtime affordable housing developers may not recognize the name, but they probably know some of the people behind Centerline Capital Group.
A new leader and a revamped mission may be enough to get the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) back into the good graces of Congress, according to a blue-ribbon panel convened by AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE magazine Oct. 24, as part of the annual AHF Live conference at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
Charles Dickens wasn’t thinking about the affordable housing tax credit industry when he opened A Tale of Two Cities with the observation that “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
The next year will bring tremendous opportunities for making progress in federal affordable housing policy, but only if housing advocates come up with good ideas to modernize current programs and convince the next president to install a capable reformer as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
San Francisco — When it came to getting good media coverage of the disparity between the housing “haves” and the housing “have-nots,” no one did it better than Cushing Niles Dolbeare.
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