The affordable housing industry is known for sharing ideas and working together. Its collaborative approach has been a foundation for developing strong properties and producing industry guidelines to ensure high standards.

Understanding the importance of best practices, affordable housing finance asked architects, developers, and finance leaders to share their strategies for progressing through the life cycle of an affordable housing development.

Here, we present their key guidelines for designing on a tight budget, evaluating debt options, underwriting LIHTC deals, managing the construction process, creating a lifestyle experience, and maximizing value through asset management.