Bendix Anderson is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Lenders have kept affordable housing deals alive and found new ways to finance workforce housing projects.
Rising rents, higher costs, and new resources speed up the race to make loans for developments.
Developers are implementing strategies to access these tax benefits.
After near-perfect 2016, affordable housing lenders are facing an uncertain 2017.
Lenders say tax-exempt bond deals, low interest rates, GSEs brought more capital to affordable housing in 2015.
Subscribers can vote for the best affordable housing developments in nine categories as well as one overall winner.