Nushin Huq Author Archives

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.

Market Studies Can Ensure Marketability and Project Success 

Market feasibility studies are not just a required step in federal and state financing programs, but an invaluable tool to ensure that affordable housing projects are marketable.

Three Government Agencies Propose Updates to the Community Reinvestment Act

In what may be a once in a generation update, three government agencies released joint proposed rules to update The Community Reinvestment Act, or CRA, on how activities qualify for consideration, where those activities are considered and how they are evaluated.  

The Impact of Emergency Rental Assistance in Affordable Housing

While the efficiency of Emergency Rental Assistance funds disbursement differed from state to state, affordable housing and asset managers agree the aid was an invaluable tool during the pandemic helping residents stay in their homes, as well as helping property owners meet their financial obligations to their investors.

The Current State of Affairs of Contract Language

Tax Credit Advisor interviewed John Moran, chief executive officer, and Glendon Steady, chief operations officer, about the pandemic’s effect on supply chains and project costs and the current state of affairs of contract language.

Industrialized Construction

As construction costs continue to increase, exacerbated due to COVID-related supply chain issues and inflation, manufactured housing is an increasingly attractive option for affordable housing developers.

The Conference Report: The Great Resignation

Like many industries, affordable housing market analysts have felt the effects of the tight labor market, forcing both firms and their clients to look to flexible work schedules, increased pay and non-monetary support to retain talent, industry representatives said at a panel discussion during the National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA) annual meeting.

Breaking Ground: Bill MacRostie, Founder of MacRostie Historic Advisors

William “Bill” MacRostie, founder of MacRostie Historic Advisors and an expert in Historic Tax Credits (HTC), has advised clients working on historic rehabilitation projects regarding everything from homes to ballparks.

Breaking Ground: A Conversation with Dudley Benoit, Executive Vice President, Alliant Capital

As Alliant Capital’s executive vice president, Dudley Benoit oversees the company’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit production teams, originations and investor relations.

State Programs

As an influx of federal dollars are expected for affordable housing, state housing finance agencies (HFAs) plan to use the money not only to increase existing programs, but in some cases, see this as a historic opportunity to make significant changes.

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