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Search Results: Housing Finance
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Coronavirus Pandemic Refugees and the Future of American Cities
History informs us that some people, especially the wealthy, flee cities in response to pandemics and other major catastrophes. In past pandemics and crises, refugees have typically returned, remaining attracted to the social and cultural dynamism...
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: What Worries Your Municipal AdvisorMembers only Login
What should issuers, underwriters, and advisors know about working with their team of professionals to complete a bond deal during times of crisis? This interview-style discussion featured a round-robin of advisors divulging the capital markets...
An Early Assessment of Opportunity Zones for Equitable Development ProjectsMembers only Login
Despite being viewed primarily as an economic development tool in low-income communities—that is, positioning the local economy on a higher growth trajectory—many proponents have suggested that OZs also have a community development purpose of...
Financing Affordable Housing and Small Businesses through Opportunity Zones - Lessons from Cuyahoga County, Ohio Members only Login
The Opportunity Zones tax incentive, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, was designed to spur investment in low-income and undercapitalized communities. The experiences of investors, developers, government officials, and business...
CARES Act Suggestions for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Elected OfficialsMembers only Login
The National League of Cities, National Low Income Housing Coalition, and National Alliance to End Homelessness, and Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investments prepared this guide for elected officials to help maximize federal resources made...
Opportunity Zones Best Practices Report to the President from The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Members only Login
This is the third report issued by the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council as required under Executive Order 13853, and outlines best practices that could be integrated into public and private investments in urban and economically...
Opportunity Zone Development Profile - Ox Fibre ApartmentsMembers only Login
Ox Fibre Apartments will bring 83 new affordable apartments to Frederick, MD—a growing community located within one hour of both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Layering Opportunity Zones equity with state LIHTC, federal Historic Tax Credits (HTC),...
Opportunity Zone Development Profile - Parramore OaksMembers only Login
Parramore Oaks will bring 120 new energy-efficient homes and a boost of economic activity to a downtown Orlando, FL community. It is a new energy-efficient apartment building for families, bringing mixed-income with 96 affordable homes and 24...
Opportunity Zone Development Profile - The TappanMembers only Login
Cleveland-based Sustainable Community Associates (SCA) have broken ground on their fourth development in the city—The Tappan—which will bring 95 new apartments and a bakery to the Tremont neighborhood.
Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2019, Featuring Supplemental Data from April 2020Members only Login
The findings in this report primarily reflect the financial circumstances of families in the United States in late 2019, prior to the onset of COVID-19 and the associated financial disruptions. The survey also explored long-run financial...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Updates from SBA and HUD on PPP, EIDL, CDBG
During the April 24, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, listeners were given updates from SBA and HUD on early statistics for the PPP and EIDL programs, as well as additional actions taken by both agencies such as payment forgiveness...
Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Response
The Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response provides grantees with information on implementing CDBG funds in a coordinated effort with local health authorities before undertaking any activity to support state...
COVID-19 Questions and Answers for Multifamily Housing Stakeholders
On April 16, 2020, HUD and FHA published these answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to all multifamily housing stakeholders. Topics include Emergency Preparedness, CARES Act assistance and other funding available Asset Management,...
Understanding Whom the LIHTC Serves - Data on Tenants in LIHTC UnitsMembers only Login
As mandated through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, state agencies administering the Program are required to submit demographic and economic data on LIHTC tenants to HUD. While not inclusive of all tenants served by the LIHTC, the...
Volatility in the Real Estate & Multifamily Transaction Markets
Volatility has risen significantly in financial markets, driven by COVID-19. How might this affect US multifamily and commercial real estate (CRE) transaction markets? In this paper, Moody's explores these issues, fully acknowledging that learning...
Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2020-10
IRS Notice 2020-10 provides population figures to calculate calendar-year 2020 limits for private activity bonds (PABs) and low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The PAB cap is the greater of the...
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit: How It Works and Who It Serves
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is a complex but crucial tool for the production and preservation of affordable rental housing. In this report, the Urban Institute outlines the basics of the LIHTC program, including how it works, the...
More States Facing Shortage in Private Activity Bonds for Rental HousingMembers only Login
Another affordable rental housing funding crisis is brewing–a crisis in the supply of private activity bonds (PABs). PABs are a big part of the answer to the affordable rental housing crisis, but are subject to the annual state volume cap, in...
Available CFA Resources - New York Regional Economic Development CouncilsMembers only Login
In 2011, Governor Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth. This 2019...
One Linden - Comprehensive Community Development PlanMembers only Login
Linden is a distressed neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. This plan is designed to create a roadmap for safe neighborhoods, economic development and access to affordable housing, quality healthcare, education and employment opportunities in Linden.
Leveraging Opportunity Zones to Boost Affordability in Hot Markets: Lessons from King County, WAMembers only Login
How can stakeholders use the Opportunity Zones incentive to benefit disinvested neighborhoods and expand access to affordable housing? The experiences of investors, developers, government officials, and philanthropy representatives show how the...
Bond Financing for Healthcare & Housing Projects - John Wooten, Philip Angelo, Colin Kalvas, Ryan Kozak, Dennis ReillyMembers only Login
John Wooten, Philip Angelo, Colin Kalvas, Ryan Kozak, and Dennis Reilly present Bond Financing for Healthcare & Housing Projects
Innovative Housing Finance Programs - Tony Portuondo, Dena Bell, Damon Burns
Tony Portuondo, Dena Bell, and Damon Burns present Innovative Housing Finance Programs.
Idaho Economic Development Association Summer 2019 ReportMembers only Login
This summer 2019 performance report from the Idaho Economic Development Association discusses economic development in Idaho and offers several case studies.
Evaluation of HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program
This report shows that as of October 2018 over 100,000 units of public housing were converted to the Section 8 platform under RAD and over $12.6 billion was raised, with significant leverage, from numerous sources to improve the physical and...
CDBG Entitlement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG Entitlement Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as many as...
CDBG State Disbursement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG State Disbursement Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as...
CDBG HUD-Administered Disbursement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG HUD-Administered Areas Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by...
CDBG Insular Areas Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG Insular Areas Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as many...
CDFA Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of 2018 Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
This annual CDFA report reviews the 2018 use of private activity bond volume cap and the issuance of cap-subject private activity bonds in every state.
CDBG Partnership Challenges and Opportunities at the Local, State, and Federal LevelsMembers only Login
HUD issued this report in October 2019 to identify opportunities and challenges for Federal, State, and local governments to partner with nonprofit organizations to complete community development, revitalization, and rehabilitation projects using...
Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program - FDICMembers only Login
The Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 to address the lack of mortgage lending in Indian Country. This brochure from the FDIC briefly reviews the background, purpose, and...
2019 HUD Healthy Homes Program - Descriptions of Awarded ProjectsMembers only Login
On September 30, 2019, HUD awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies and more than $5 million in six tribal communities to identify and address home health and safety hazards. This document is a description of each...
Designing and Operating Homeownership Programs on Tribal LandsMembers only Login
The purpose of this guide is to offer tribal leadership in New Mexico with a comprehensive overview of the steps required to create homeownership programs on reservation land, with a particular focus on the mortgage lending process.
Case Studies - Alfred PuchalaMembers only Login
Alfred Puchala with CapZone Impact Investments presents on Case Studies during the Intro Opportunity Zones Finance WebCourse.
FY19 Choice Neighborhoods Program - Summaries of Awarded ProjectsMembers only Login
This document summarizes the 4 communities that were awarded funds through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program in FY2019. The program promotes a comprehensive approach to transforming neighborhoods struggling to address the interconnected challenges...
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Final Implementation Revision 4Members only Login
HUD Notice H-2019-09 PIH-2019-23 (HA) provides program instructions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), including eligibility and selection criteria.
Housing and Health: A Vision of Housing Security, Health, and OpportunityMembers only Login
This report by the Colorado Health Institute discusses how housing affects health. The affordability, stability, quality, and accessibility of housing all play a role in individuals’ and communities’ health. The connection is clear, but it’s a...
CDBG State Timely Expenditure Report - August 2019Members only Login
This August 2019 report provides data and charts to support Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) State grantees in meeting program expenditure requirements. The program is suffering historically low expenditure rates; 41 states are, on average,...
CDBG Insular Areas Timely Expenditure Report - August 2019Members only Login
This August 2019 report provides data and charts to support Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Insular Area grantees in meeting program expenditure requirements. The program is suffering historically low expenditure rates; 41 states are, on...
CDBG Hawaiian Counties Timely Expenditure Report - August 2019Members only Login
This August 2019 report provides data and charts to support Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Hawaii Non-Entitlement grantees in meeting program expenditure requirements. The program is suffering historically low expenditure rates; 41 states...
Overview of HUD’s Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human TraffickingMembers only Login
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness hosted this webinar to discuss the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability for HUD's Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking program.
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