BOTH IN SUPPLY AND demand, Milwaukee continues to be a vibrant market for tax credit housing. Contrary to many other “Rust Belt” cities, Milwaukee appears to be on the grow from an increasing numbers of jobs and a resurgent economy.
AFTER AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT to win regulatory relief from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a coalition of housing groups now expects to pursue passage of federal legislation to ease stricter new audit requirements for certain lowincome housing tax credit (LIHTC) partnerships.
THE U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on 11/19/07 published a final rule in the Federal Register that lifts a previous limitation that restricted the HUD Section 8 project-based voucher rent to the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) rent for units assisted by vouchers and credits.
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S Rural Development Office of Multi-Family Housing estimates that 4,250 Section 515 affordable rural housing properties “will physically deteriorate to the point of being unsafe or unsanitary within the next few years.”
A NEW STUDY CONCLUDES THAT low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) rents could stay flat for years in hundreds of communities across the U.S.
THE USE OF HOUSING credits and a little-known Fannie Mae program is enabling a public housing agency in Jackson, TN, to fund the comprehensive rehabilitation of an older small public housing property for elderly and disabled residents.
AS THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 110th Congress drew toward a close before year-end, supporters of transferred to 2008 their expectations for action by Congress on legislation to amend the federal low-income housing and historic rehabilitation tax credit programs, and to extend the federal new markets tax credit.
IN RECENT YEARS, DEVELOPERS, police departments, and others have become increasingly interested in design and crime prevention as they relate to development and management of affordable rental housing. Preventing or reducing crime in affordable apartment properties, including low-income housing tax credit projects, provides a safer and more positive environment for residents, enhances the marketability of properties, and can reduce operating costs.