January 2010 Table of Contents

Starrett City Saga Ends Starrett City Saga Ends

The end of the year brought some positive news for affordable housing in New York City. Read more

Scranton Welcomes First Project in Years Scranton Welcomes First Project in Years

IT’S BEEN a while since Scranton, Pa., has seen a new affordable housing development. Read more

Homeless Vets Earn a Silver Star Homeless Vets Earn a Silver Star

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. SILVER STAR APARTMENTS is the first low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) development in Michigan to provide permanent supportive housing to homeless veterans. Read more

Leading the Way Leading the Way

MILWAUKEE PRAIRIE APARTMENTS signals a new way of providing housing in the city. Read more

Time to Seize Opportunities Time to Seize Opportunities

2009 was a tumultuous year for all Americans, but it was especially hard on those experiencing—or at risk of—homelessness. Read more

Time Running Out on Housing Near Transit Time Running Out on Housing Near Transit

MORE THAN 250,000 individuals and families live in affordable apartments within one-half mile of public transportation in 20 major metropolitan areas, but more than two-thirds of the federal subsidies that keep these units affordable will expire within th Read more

Growing a Green Mortgage

Freddie Mac has taken a big step toward offering a green rehab mortgage through a partnership with nonprofit lender Community Preservation Corp. (CPC). Read more

HUD Programs See Funding Boost HUD Programs See Funding Boost

Several Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs have received funding increases in fiscal 2010, including Sec. 8, public housing, homeless assistance, and community development. Read more

Captive Audience

The credit crisis has helped transform the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) from a lender of last resort to the hottest ticket in town. Read more

Ohio Housing Launches Research Office

THE OHIO HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY (OHFA) has launched its Office of Affordable Housing Research to help guide the implementation of housing policy and initiatives throughout Ohio. Read more

Gauging the 2010 Market

Several leading affordable housing developers are bracing for a tough year while holding on to expectations that the lowincome housing tax credit (LIHTC) market will improve in 2010. Read more

The Effort to Deliver Supportive Housing The Effort to Deliver Supportive Housing

Michael Carter recently moved into permanent supportive housing that serves formerly homeless veterans in Battle Creek, Mich. Read more

Providing Dignity and Housing for Families Providing Dignity and Housing for Families

This island community that sits next to Oakland received a boost to its aff ordable housing inventory with the opening of Shinsei Gardens Apartments, part of the city's plan to convert and develop the Alameda Naval Air Station and Fleet Read more

Pop Quiz Pop Quiz

Jim King is CEO of the Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises, Inc., (FAHE) a network of organizations delivering housing to one of the nation's neediest regions. Read more

Copeman Joins Reznick Group Copeman Joins Reznick Group

Fred H. Copeman, a well-known authority in the affordable housing industry, has joined the Reznick Group. He will lead the firm’s new Tax Credit Investor Services practice, which will focus on providing due diligence and other advisory services to i Read more

Healthy Housing Healthy Housing

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) doesn't just focus on providing housing for the city's lowest-income residents, it also focuses on creating a healthy environment. Read more

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