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  • Housing and Economic Recovery Act: Median Incomes and Rent Growth at LIHTC Properties

    The impact of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), as reflected in the 2009 median family incomes (MFI), has brought a welcome reversal to the problem of no rent growth at Sec. 42 low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties, along with a few other benefits for underwriting...

  • Light, Plan, Form

    Skyscraper. High-rise. Tall building. Office tower. Call it what you want, there is no denying that this building type plays a critical, ongoing role in architecture's lexicon. A uniquely American innovation that defines the skylines of New York, Chicago, and so many other cities, the skyscraper is...

  • Change Is in the Air

    CHICAGO— Nov. 4, 2008, was an exciting day to be in the Windy City.

  • IHDA Names New Executive Director

    Chicago—Gloria L. Materre, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Pat Quinn, has been appointed executive director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).

  • Nation’s Affordable Housing Need Grows

    The number of renters with unaffordable housing cost burdens—those spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities—increased from 16.8 million to 17.4 million from 2006 to 2008, reports the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC).

  • Galante Outlines HUD’s Multifamily Commitment

    Carol Galante, deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), addressed the Obama administration’s commitment to rental housing at AHF Live: The 2009 Affordable Housing Developers’ Summit in Chicago Oct. 27.

  • Porter-Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander

    There are few things more satisfying than scribing a piece of trim and having it fit perfectly on the first try. Porter-Cable's 371 belt sander should make such precision scribing a lot easier.

  • Company Buzz: Nov. 6, 2008

    Artemide sponsors the American debut of Italy's

  • Valerie Jarrett's Struggle

    CHICAGO— For Valerie Jarrett, redeveloping public housing is more than a federal mandate. It's a personal mission to show that an idea championed by her grandfather was right after all.

  • AHF Live to Tackle Industry Challenges

    This year's AHF Live: The Tax Credit Developers' Summit -Nov. 5-7 in Chicago-will tackle many of the affordable housing industry's biggest