Affordable Housing Category Archives

NH&RA Announces the “Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Project”, a Major Energy Efficiency Initiative Supported by the MacArthur Foundation

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (“NH&RA”) proudly announces a major new educational initiative to provide owners of multifamily affordable rental properties with resources, training and technical assistance to aid them in improving the utility performance of their properties. The Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Project, is being developed by the Association’s Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing and is partially supported with a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Its components include five regional forums as well as the creation of an online “Knowledge Exchange” where owners and energy finance and retrofit experts can convene virtually to exchange knowledge and experiences.

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Affordable Housing in the “Four Corners” Region: Development Opportunities & Allocation Outlook Detailed in New Special Report

Multifamily housing developers, community organizations, investors and lenders interested in affordable housing in the Southwestern United States have a new resource available that provides a comprehensive overview of current opportunities. A special report entitled “Diverse Needs: A Look at Housing Credit Programs in the ‘Four Corners” reviews recent and current tax credit allocation activity, project trends and state priorities in the “Four Corners” states — Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah ““ and is available, free of charge, from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA), a Washington, DC-based trade association of affordable housing professionals, and Tax Credit Advisor magazine.

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National Housing Organization Announces Guidelines for Determining Feasibility of Multifamily Housing Developments

The National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA), a professional association of real estate market analysts and appraisers, has announced a new version of the organization’s Model Content Standards for Rental Housing Market Studies and Market Study Index. These documents contain recommended guidelines for the content of market studies prepared by market analysts on proposed new construction or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily housing projects.

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