September 2014 Table of Contents

The Path  to Resiliency Disaster Preparedness The Path to Resiliency

Heeding lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy, affordable ­housing groups strengthen their buildings, organizations, and preparedness plans Read more

When Disaster Strikes Disaster Preparedness When Disaster Strikes

With the numerous natural disasters that have plagued various areas of the country over the past several years, ranging from hurricanes Katrina and Sandy to the Joplin, Mo., tornadoes, many affordable housing projects and their stakeholders have felt the physical and financial effects left in the wake of these events. Among these effects is the possibility of tax credit loss and even recapture. Read more

Disaster Preparedness Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Hurricane Sandy has prompted many affordable housing providers to analyze and revise their emergency plans and engage residents so they are better prepared when disaster strikes. Read more

Tax Credit Equity LIHTC Yields Begin to Fall

Low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) prices will hold steady for the rest of the year, predict nearly two out of three housing credit syndicators. Read more

Progress, Stagnation in Congress Housing Policy Progress, Stagnation in Congress

Julián Castro was sworn in as HUD secretary on July 28. With a 71–26 vote, the Senate easily confirmed him to replace Shaun Donovan, who has become director of the Office of Management and Budget. Read more

A Place to Grow The Buzz A Place to Grow

New Indiana development targets youth aging out of foster care Read more

Grapevine Kicking Doors

One of the big stories in recent weeks involves the “poor door” at a 33-story development under construction on the Upper West Side. Read more

Pop Quiz with Ron Terwilliger Pop Quiz with Ron Terwilliger

Real estate leader Ron Terwilliger, who established the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, shares his outlook for multifamily housing. Read more

Mapping America's Affordable Housing Gap

An online map by the Urban Institute reveals the affordable housing gap in every county. Read more

N.J. Project Breaks Ground as Mod-Rehab RAD Deal N.J. Project Breaks Ground as Mod-Rehab RAD Deal

The preservation of a Camden, N.J., development has become the first moderate rehabilitation deal to be approved under RAD's first component. Read more

First Development Under N.Y.'s Medicaid Redesign Program Nears Completion First Development Under N.Y.'s Medicaid Redesign Program Nears Completion

The New York development is the first housing project financed with savings identified by the state’s Medicaid Redesign Team. Read more

USICH Creates Checklist for Assessing Housing First Projects

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has developed a checklist for assessing Housing First in practice. Read more

Funding News Four Communities Receive Choice Neighborhoods Grants

Columbus, Ohio; Norwalk, Conn.; Philadelphia; and Pittsburgh receive nearly $120 million to revitalize struggling neighborhoods. Read more

Affordability Crisis Continues to Take Toll on Americans

Nearly half of the nation’s renters are cost burdened, according to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Read more

100,000 Homes Campaign Crosses the Finish Line

A campaign to permanently house 100,000 homeless Americans has reached its audacious goal. Read more

People on the Move 5.8.14

Read who has new positions at Citi, TCB, Boston Financial, WSHFC, National CORE, and other affordable housing firms. Read more

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