This article will highlight some of the primary concerns and issues for developers and property managers in housing credit acquisition/ rehab projects. While it will focus on projects seeking both acquisition and rehabilitation credits, it will also, where appropriate, address issues relating to rehab only credit projects.
SYNDICATORS OFFERED ADVICE to developers and state housing credit agencies on how to cope with changing low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity market conditions as they work on new deals in 2008, in comments 1/15/08 at a Washington, DC conference.
The U.S. House of Representatives on 1/23/08 approved a bill (H.R. 3873) that would direct USDA’s Rural Housing Service to make administrative and procedural changes to expedite approvals of applications for transfers of ownership of RHS Section 515 rural rental housing properties.
The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has published a list of 6,488 census tracts within non-metropolitan counties nationwide eligible for investments under the federal new markets tax credit (NMTC) program.
THE NEW YEAR HAS SEEN the introduction of legislative proposals to curtail, expand, or establish various state historic rehabilitation tax credits. Declining revenues and a projected budget deficit are the motivating factors in some states.
A GROWING POPULATION, expanding job market, and rising home values make Seattle,WA nicknamed the Emerald City after the many lush evergreen trees in the area, a true jewel of a locale for affordable and market-rate multifamily housing.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on 2/13/08 released its estimates for Fiscal Year 2008 of median family income and income limits for 532 metropolitan and 2,043 non-metropolitan areas nationwide.