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LIHTC Properties Performing Well, Says CohnReznick Report

Housing credit properties are performing well across-the-board, including large, small, urban, and exurban projects, according to a new report from Cohn Reznick.

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Housing Trust and Capital Magnet Funds Will Be Funded

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Melvin L. Watt instructed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to begin setting aside and allocating funds for the Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund. The funds have sat empty since they were created six years ago due to a temporary suspension.


Industry Leaders Convene at NCHMA Annual Meeting

The National Council of Housing Market Analysts gathered this week in New Orleans for discussions as bright and energetic as the legendary holiday decorations that lit up historic Roosevelt Hotel where they took place. While NCHMA is largely made up for market analysts, the event attracted professionals from across the industry. Eight in-depth panels featured the voices of Housing Finance Agency representatives, developers, and syndicators, in additional to market analysts. The conference participants delved into issues that spanned from adjusting for potential Section 8 subsidy loss to identifying market red flags to strategies for Year 15 projects.

Member News

Stifel to Acquire Southeast-Based Merchant Capital

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Merchant Capital, LLC, a public finance investment banking firm headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, which together with offices in Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC, serve the Southeastern market.

General News

U.S. Treasury Department Announces New Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

The U.S. Treasury Department announced that Annie Donovan will be the new Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).

NH&RA News

State News: Week of November 17

Compilation of State Housing Finance Agency, QAP, LIHTC, Gap Financing and other news for the week of November 17, 2014.


TCA Teaser: Better Aging in Place: Florida Housing Offers Funding to Test New Initiative to Upgrade Older Senior Properties

Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is testing a new initiative to fund the renovation and retrofit of an older senior rental property in its portfolio to make it more supportive and user-friendly for the existing elderly residents so that they can better “age in place.”

NH&RA News

NCHMA Annual Meeting Panelists Announced

NH&RA announced today who will speak at the 2014 NCHMA Annual Meeting panel sessions. Twenty two experts from across the country will come together for a series of information-packed, thought-provoking sessions, which will focus on a variety of topics, delving into the newest developments and looking back at lessons learned.

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