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NH&RA Hosts ICAST IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator

ICAST’s IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator is now available on NH&RA’s website under the Resources section.

Understanding State LIHTC Allocations

Every year, state housing finance agencies are allocated millions of dollars to help fund affordable housing through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

The Art of Structuring Deals as Master Lease Pass-Throughs   

As skyrocketing construction costs and increasing interest rates have driven the need for more capital, affordable housing developers are expressing an increased interest in the master lease pass-through structure in deals involving a combination of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Historic Tax Credits (HTC).

Playing Matchmaker

An initiative by the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) aims to expand the financing of affordable housing by creating partnerships between state financing agencies and healthcare systems.

Inspired by NSPIRE

In August, the Department of Housing and Urban Development began its first round of public housing inspections under a new, more stringent model, which aims to prioritize health and safety and correct any functional defects in housing.

New Building Technologies and Housing Solutions

The latest technological innovations, such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing can alleviate construction industry challenges and save time and costs from projects.

Developers Empowering Resident Voices

Many American adults, about 60 percent, have experienced trauma, but the practice of considering the effects of trauma on affordable housing residents and staff is relatively recent.

Build America, Buy America

As federal regulators continue to release implementation guidelines for the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA), the new law aimed to increase domestic manufacturing, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced its decision to phase implementation of the requirements.

New Technology Advances Utility Management   

In affordable housing, where every dollar counts, utility expenditures can be one of the highest-cost items.

Establishing a Baseline

For multifamily portfolio owners, having greenhouse gas emissions information for their entire portfolio can be more useful than simply building specific information in carbon reduction goal setting.

Bond Bailout

In an industry where projects often require multiple sources of financing, bonds can be a valuable and often necessary part of the capital stack for affordable housing developments.

Finding Purpose

Imagine living in an old school, mill or a historic hotel.

Contradicting NIMBY

Property values increase an average of 13 percent when multiple Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments are built in a neighborhood, a newly published study found.

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