June 2014 Table of Contents

Land Acquisition Strategies Land Acquisition Strategies

Thanks to land banks and other real estate acquisition initiatives, affordable housing developers are meeting one of their greatest challenges: securing properties and sites on which to build. Read more

Affordable Project Meets Great Need in Honolulu Affordable Project Meets Great Need in Honolulu

Halekauwila Place provides 204 affordable housing units in one of the country's most expensive metros. Read more

Grapevine Set Your Goals High

In the affordable housing industry, anything short of striving to end homelessness would be a shortsighted goal. Read more

Inside the HFAs Inside the HFAs

Ten HFA executives from around the nation discuss their priorities and the latest changes to their LIHTC QAPs. Plus: the market trends they’re watching, from demographics and affordability to high prices for construction and land. Read more

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. Read more

Mayor de Blasio Calls for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Mayor de Blasio Calls for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

Calling for better ways to create affordable housing in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said mandatory inclusionary zoning is long overdue. Read more

Freddie Mac to Buy, Securitize Tax-Exempt Loans

Freddie Mac says it will buy multifamily loans from its Targeted Affordable Housing (TAH) lender network and securitize them into a new series called M-Deals. Read more

First Moves Made on Tax Extenders, Disaster Credits

Affordable housing industry leaders put recent housing tax credit legislation into focus. Read more

CRA Funding Pushes Affordable Construction Deals To Finish Line

Community Reinvestment Act obligations continue to drive affordable construction market. Banks fight tooth and nail for the good deals. Read more

Developer Focuses on Adaptive Reuse to Revitalize Its Home Region Pop Quiz Developer Focuses on Adaptive Reuse to Revitalize Its Home Region

Holly Wiedemann, president of Lexington, Ky.–based AU Associates, shares how her firm’s housing has helped improve the lives of impoverished residents in Kentucky and West Virginia. Read more

How Long Can Current LIHTC Prices Last?

Tax credit veterans explain what's going on with prices and yields and share their market outlook. Read more

States Continue to Push Green Housing Earth Day 2014 States Continue to Push Green Housing

Third-party green building certification programs are becoming increasingly important in state QAPs, according to Global Green USA's 2013 analysis. Read more

California Senator Seeks Funding for Affordable Housing

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg calls for revenues from a cap-and-trade program to be prioritized for affordable housing and public transit. Read more

Connecticut Awards Funding to Build Supportive Housing

Nearly $30 million in grants have been approved to build four new affordable multifamily housing developments in Connecticut. Read more

Nearly 70 Million Lack Emergency Savings

Nearly 70 million people in America do not have any emergency savings to withstand a sudden financial blow and about 53 million only have enough to hang on for a month, according to a new survey from NeighborWorks America. Read more

Record Number of Housing Units Approved Under Historic Credit Program

In fiscal 2013, a record 25,121 housing units were approved under the historic credit program, including 7,097 affordable units. Read more

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