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Search Results: U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
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Federal Access to Capital FinancingMembers only Login
B Vohryzek from the National Association of Development Companies provides an overview of the capital access tools offered by federal agencies at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
HUD and Fostering Investment in Low-Income PlacesMembers only Login
Todd Richardson of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides an overview of HUD's housing finance programs and how they can support Opportunity Zones investments at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Virginia Affordable Housing DiscussionMembers only Login
Jay Grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development discuss the ways HUD and USDA housing finance programs are used to support projects in Virginia at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Utilizing the HUD 108 Loan Program - U.S. HUDMembers only Login
Bennett Hilley with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presents on their Section 108 Loan Guarantee program.
Leveraging Multiple Federal Programs - U.S. HUDMembers only Login
Bennett Hilley with the U.S,. Department of Housing and Urban Development presents on the various development finance tools they provide and how they could work with other federal tools.
Utilizing the HUD 108 Loan Program - PAMembers only Login
Sarah Stroney with PIDC presents on how to HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program has supported projects in Philadelphia, PA.
Understanding Whom the LIHTC Serves: Data on Tenants in LIHTC Units as of December 31, 2015Members only Login
This report summarizes data received from the state housing finance agencies (HFAs) that administer the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. The HFAs are required by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008 to submit certain demographic and...
Charlie's Tip for the Long "Brown" Summer: Federal Investment and Economic Development Tax Incentives for Brownfields FinancingMembers only Login
Charlie Bartsch with ICF International looks at creative ways to finance brownfields redevelopment under tighter credit markets. The report looks at financing vehicles such as historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits, energy...
NCSHA Recommended Practices in Housing Credit Administration Members only Login
The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) have updated and revised their Recommended Practices in Housing Credit Administration. With help from industry partners, NCSHA combined their compliance monitoring polices with their allocation...
Financing for Workforce HousingMembers only Login
Corky Poster discusses the workforce housing movement in Arizona, presents different financing tools for that can be assembled to address the gap needed to make workforce housing available, and presents some completed workforce housing case studies.
Financing for Workforce HousingMembers only Login
Marcos Ysmael discusses the workforce housing movement in Arizona, presents different financing tools for that can be assembled to address the gap needed to make workforce housing available, and presents some completed workforce housing case studies.
Financing for Workforce HousingMembers only Login
Brian Swanton discusses the workforce housing movement in Arizona, presents different financing tools for that can be assembled to address the gap needed to make workforce housing available, and presents some completed workforce housing case studies.
Taking Stock of the Community Development Block GrantMembers only Login
This brief from the Urban Institute, takes stock of the evidence surrounding the CDBG program, and makes recommendations for how it should look moving forward.
Guide for Unleashing the Potential of Public-Philanthropic PartnershipsMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published this guide for public, philanthropic, private, and nonprofit entities looking for effective ways to partner with other organizations around common goals, and it is informed by the...
Financing Resilient InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Office of Economic Resilience released this fact sheet on financing high-performance infrastructure, which are designed to help stretch public funding further. They are also useful for communities that...
Revolving Funds in the Community Development Block Grant ProgramMembers only Login
John Laswick of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development discusses how to establish a RLF within the parameters of CDGB funds.
Leveraging the Partnership: HUD, DOT, EPA
This guide to federal programs is intended to help communities identify resources available to support their efforts to promote livable and sustainable communities. The Partnership agencies administer grants, programs, and technical assistance...
Understanding Industrial Development AuthoritiesMembers only Login
Gregg Ghelfi of The Industrial Development Authority of the County of Maricopa defines what an Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is, and gives a brief overview of some benefits of having an IDA and applicable case studies.
Disaster Resiliency: Building Resilience in Your EconomyMembers only Login
Kevin Bush from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development explains HUD's Disaster Recovery Program, National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI), and Build America Investment Initiative.
Disaster Resiliency: Fitch Ratings ApproachMembers only Login
Larry Levitz from Fitch Ratings explains how Fitch Ratings approach to a municipality's resiliency to disasters and dependency on FEMA could be reflected in ratings.
State and Local Financing Strategies for Brownfields-MilwaukeeMembers only Login
David Misky of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee shares some local brownfield redevelopment strategies listing the financial tools used to complete the projects.
21c Museum HotelMembers only Login
Phillip Allen of 21c Hotels details the work they do in restoring iconic historic buildings, partnering with cities, and creating a successful capital stack for unique redevelopment projects.
Brownfields Case Study - Greenville, SC
This case study from Partnership for Sustainable Communities highlights a brownfield redevelopment project on the West Side of Greenville, SC that relied heavily on Brownfield Site Assessment Grants to identify reuse opportunities within the project...
Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
This guide to HUD, DOT, EPA, and USDA programs highlights federal resources rural communities can use to promote economic competitiveness, protect healthy environments, and enhance quality of life.
Berry Lane Park - Brownfield Case Study
Association for Redevelopment Initiatives' case study details the transformation of 12 former brownfield sites into Berry Lane Park, a public park in one of New Jersey's poorest neighborhoods. Berry Lane Park was funded through a mix of public and...
Combining and Leveraging TIF with Other ToolsMembers only Login
Two TIF projects from Dallas and Chicago involving transit-oriented-developments, HUD loans, and more are described by Tony Smith of SB Friedman.
Economic Development Tools Applied to Downtown Tucson
Pamela Sutherland of Conecta Los Puntos LLC explains the development finance tools used in Tucson and presents several successful projects.
The Disaster Recovery Experience, Federal Funding & Small BusinessesMembers only Login
Lauren Tichenor of the New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery discusses the process and challenges behind several federal funding programs in times of disaster recovery.
Resiliency: Planning for the UnexpectedMembers only Login
Tim Lizura, President & COO of the NJ Economic Development Authority, discusses the role of the Energy Resilience Bank and the different funding techniques the Bank will use in an effort to promote sustainability for targeted critical facilities and...
Distributed Energy Generation in Multifamily HousingMembers only Login
University of California, Santa Barbara focuses on a solution best suited for HUD’s diverse portfolio located in clustered communities as part of the 2014 Better Buildings Case Competition. Key program details, a spatial distribution analysis of HUD...
Energy Efficiency and Distribution Generation at Federally Assisted Housing ComplexesMembers only Login
This proposal is prepared by Stanford University for the Department of Energy 2014 Better Buildings Case Competition recommends the implementation of the Multifamily Affordable Distributed Energy (MADE) program to increase adoption of distributed...
Using HUD Programs to Address Brownfields
Stanley Gimont of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs shares information on the federal agency's financing sources that can be applied to brownfields redevelopment projects.
Tax Credits in Combination with Other ToolsMembers only Login
Tony Smith of SB Friedman shares tips on how to adequately combine various financing tools with tax credit programs, touching on a transit-oriented development case study.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program Fact SheetMembers only Login
NSP compliance requirements are very similar to the Community Development Block Grant program. Several additional restrictions apply, however, to focus the program more narrowly on stabilizing areas that are seriously affected by foreclosures and...
Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentives for Preservation Projects
The National Trust for Historic Preservation published an article by Evans Paull that explores tax incentives for brownfields redevelopment and how these incentives can be paired with rehabilitation projects.
Creative Financing for Brownfields-Grayfields Redevelopment
In this presentation, Evans Paull of New Partners for Smart Growth explores creative financing models for brownfield redevelopment. Paull covers tools such as bonds, loans, grants, credit enhancements, TIF as well as case studies.
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: Affordable Housing Investment Opportunities for BanksMembers only Login
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released this report detailing elements of the LIHTC program including deal structuring, opportunities for banks, community impacts, compliance and much more.
Tax Credit Finance - Introduction to Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Michael Buker with Ice Miller walks through the basics of tax credits from a broad description to targeted credits aimed at specific development finance investments. Buker also provides case studies and conceptual structures.
How Federal Economic Development Tools Pay Back the GovernmentMembers only Login
In this paper, the National Development Council (NDC) examines six critical federal community development financing tools. Using federal financial data, NDC shows the economic activity resulting from the tools makes a significant contribution to the...
Leveraging HUD's Economic Development ProjectsMembers only Login
Louis Berra with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presents on community planning and development programs offered through the Office of Economic Development (OED).
City of Battle Creek 2013-2014 Annual Action PlanMembers only Login
The 2013‐2014 Annual Action Plan for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, outlines the City’s proposed course of action over 2013-2014 to address housing, neighborhood suitability and economic opportunities by using funds from the CDBG and HOME...
LIHTC Case Study: How a Timely Project Reaped Big BenefitsMembers only Login
Lancaster Pollard released this case study of Copper Landing Family Apartments and how the developer utilized low-income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bonds in 'record' time to provide a tremendous community benefit for low-income residents.
LIHTC & Tax-Exempt Bond Case Study: Garden Park VillaMembers only Login
Lancaster Pollard created this case study to showcase the innovated financial structuring of a 50-unit affordable housing complex which incorporated Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt Bonds, an FHA pilot program, and a bridge loan.
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