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Development Finance Review Weekly
November 16, 2017
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Jeffrey Freese Presented Prestigious CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award
Because of his outstanding contributions to the development finance industry CDFA is very proud to recognize Jeffrey Freese, Managing Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets, with the CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jo Bradley Presented Prestigious CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award
In 2011, the CDFA Board of Directors created the CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development finance industry throughout their professional career. CDFA is very proud to recognize one of this year's recipients, Jo Bradley, Chief Executive Officer at the Vermont Economic Development Authority.

Statewide Affordable Housing Initiative and LIHTC Fund 34-Unit Complex
A 32-unit senior housing development has received $917,849 in PennHOMES funding and $665,849 in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits that will generate over $6.4 million in private investments.

EPA Awards $12M to Iowa's Drinking Water Loan Programs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $12 million to Iowa's drinking water revolving loan program to help finance improvements to water projects around the state.

Springfield, MA, Approves $7.5M in Bonds to Fund Food Service Center
The Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council approved a bond order of $7.5 million for the second phase of an estimated $21 million, state-of-the-art food service building on Cadwell Drive in East Springfield.

Muni Market Relieved by Senate Plan
The U.S. Senate Republican tax bill will preserve Private Activity Bonds, settling the nerves of many in the industry. However, the bill still would eliminate advance refunding bonds. CDFA's Tim Fisher is quoted in the piece.

Historic Arts Center Receives $6.5M in Tax Credits
The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center revitalization project has received $6,550,607 in tax credits

$48M WHEFA Financing SupportsTomah, WI Hospital
Bond financing facilitated by WHEFA will be used to help Tomah Memorial Hospital, Inc., finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of an approximately 148,000 square-foot 25-bed replacement hospital facility.

Senate Tax Reform Retains LIHTC, PABs, HTC, and NMTC
The Senate Finance Committee's new tax reform legislation is much better for affordable housing, community development, historic preservation, and renewable energy than the House tax reform legislation, which the Ways and Means Committee favorably reported to the full House.

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Loss of Tax-Exempts Would Widen the Gap Among Healthcare Issuers
Already bruised this year by GOP efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and pressured on operations, the not-for-profit healthcare sector would also face higher capital costs should the House Republican tax bill pass.

Build America Bonds Could Be Zeroed Out by Pending Tax Bills
Hundreds of millions of dollars of outstanding Build America Bonds would have to be zeroed out in fiscal 2018 if Congress passes the Republican tax bills by year-end, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Conduit Issuers Imagine World without PABs
Conduit issuer state that an inability to issue private activity bonds would cause them to disappear. Several CDFA members are quoted in the article.

Senate Bill Saves PABs, but Eliminates Advance Refundings
The municipal bond market would fare better in the Senate Republicans' tax reform proposal released Thursday, which would preserve private activity bonds and even enhance them. But advance refundings would still be terminated after this year.

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Upcoming Webcasts

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Crowdfunding Small Business Development
December 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, our expert speakers will discuss the basics of crowdfunding, provide legislative updates, and even provide examples of successful programs from around the nation.

This Week's Headlines

California Tax Credit Allocation Committee Prepares ‘Dual Track' Strategy for Bonds
Novogradac | Nov. 15 | Bond Finance | Tax Credits

Modified Chairman's Mark to Senate Tax Reform Bill Includes Changes to LIHTC
Novogradac | Nov. 15 | Tax Credits

LIHTC Supports Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
SWVA Today | Nov. 15 | Tax Credits

Affordable Housing in Oneonta, NY Aided by LIHTC
thedailystar | Nov. 15 | Tax Credits

Affordable Housing Could Lose Big in Republican Tax Plan
CNBC | Nov. 14 | Bond Finance | Legislative

Tax Bill Would Affect Veterans Seeking Homes
89.3 KPCC | Nov. 14 | Bond Finance | Legislative

U.S. Treasury Certifies Oswego County FCU as CDFI
Oswego County Business | Nov. 13 | Tax Credits

NMTCs Spark Economic Development in Underserved Alabama Community
Novogradac & Company LLP | Nov. 13 | Tax Credits

LIHTC Primarily Supports IL Affordable Housing for Veterans
Affordable Housing Finance | Nov. 13 | Tax Credits

MN Supports Veterans Using LIHTC and State Housing Infrastructure Bonds
Affordable Housing Finance | Nov. 13 | Bond Finance | Tax Credits

Opinion: Protect Infrastructure Finance in Tax Reform
Washington Examiner | Nov. 10 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative

Senate Introduces Chairman's Mark
Joint Committee on Taxation | Nov. 10 | Bond Finance | Legislative

Tax Plan Could Curb US Infrastructure Investment
Financial Times | Nov. 10 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative

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