Tax Credit Advisor Article Archives

Three Government Agencies Propose Updates to the Community Reinvestment Act

By / Issue: July 2022

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.  

Case Study: Washington, DC’s Waterfront Station II 

By / Issue: July 2022

Waterfront Station II in Washington, DC is a big project, big in every way.

Case Study: Atlantic/Pacific’s Faith-Based Housing in Florida and Maryland  

By / Issue: July 2022

An old saying claims faith can move mountains. It can also move the making of a lot of affordable housing, especially for seniors, by faith-based developers with the assistance of a few more worldly partners. 

Breaking Ground: Larry Di Rita, Greater Washington, DC Market President, Bank of America  

By / Issue: July 2022

Bank of America has a long history of financing and supporting affordable housing across the nation. It’s a commitment born out of a desire to support communities and enhance quality of life in neighborhoods large and small.

Blueprint for July: Going to the Races

By / Issue: July 2022

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has been bringing together industry leaders for 50 years.

The Guru Is In: Inflation for Fun and Profit

By / Issue: June 2022

Now that the Administration has tacitly acknowledged inflation is a major challenge by blaming it on others, affordable housing allocators, developers, owners, managers and regulators need to readjust their expectations and behaviors. 

New Developments: One for the Road

By / Issue: June 2022

Unless I’ve miscounted, I believe this is my 150th and final New Developments column. Over the years, I’ve explored countless themes but the ones I have enjoyed writing the most are about transformative public policy. For my final column it feels fitting that I am writing about the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Housing Supply Action Plan.” 

Housing USA: Bracing for Gas Price Hikes

By / Issue: June 2022

Fuel prices are increasing, with the per-gallon cost of gasoline up 47 percent year over year and the cost of diesel up 63 percent over that same period.

The Impact of Emergency Rental Assistance in Affordable Housing

By / Issue: June 2022

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.

Decarbonization and Electrification

By / Issue: June 2022

ble housing communities across the nation have much to gain from decarbonization and electrification, yet unfamiliarity with new technologies, the high cost of retrofitting buildings, and complicated access to funding sources and incentives have slowed the conversion.

Case Study: The Doris on Main Will Be a Great Reminder of Doris Woda  

By / Issue: June 2022

Doris Ann Ingold Woda is going to be remembered in Wheeling for a long time. In fact, once it is finished in mid-2023, the first thing you will see when you enter the West Virginia city from the bridge over the Ohio River will be a building named for her.

Case Study: Getting Ahead of the Decarbonization Curve                                                          

By / Issue: June 2022

Decarbonization, changing from fossil fuels to electric, is a word affordable multifamily asset managers are going to need to learn in a hurry, if they don’t know it already.

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