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  • Young CEO Turns Carlisle, Florida Housing On Its Ear

    Editor’s note: AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE has selected 15 outstanding industry leaders under the age of 40. These 15 individuals will be featured in the June, July, September, October, and November issues of AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE. For a complete list of the 2008 Young Leaders, go to...

  • Hud's Cabrera Joins Nonprofit Developer

    Orlando J. Cabrera, former assistant secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has been named CEO of National Community Renaissance (CORE), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developers.

  • More Money for Green Properties

    Tallman Pines sold its low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) for more than $1 per dollar of credit even after prices began to dip. Bank of America bid high to invest in the public housing redevelopment in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and kept its commitment to close the deal last summer even after...

  • Square D Clipsal Design Centre's Anniversary

    Schneider Electric's Orlando, Fla., Square D Clipsal Design Centre recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a party for customers and partners. The center features a variety of home vignettes and offers design and project assistance to contractors.

  • In the News

    Controversial shelter-in-place developments withstand Southern California's wildfires; Florida legislation burdens roofers; Long Island building probe yields arrests; more

  • Hurricane-Resistant Concrete Homes

    Following the 2004 hurricane season, Florida-based Mercedes Homes paired up with researchers at the DOE's Building America program to design and build a truly hurricane-resistant home. But as researchers and builders have come to understand only too well, a home that provides complete protection...

  • Hybrid Solar Lighting Earns Award

    Hybrid solar lighting (a technology that collects sunlight for interior lighting use while simultaneously generating electricity), developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer.

  • Q & A

    Florida has experienced unprecedented increases in the cost of land, construction, utilities, property taxes, and insurance

  • OFHEO Now and Then

    Established by the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) ensures that the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are adequately capitalized and operating their businesses in a financially sound manner.

  • Helping the Elderly, $300 At a Time

    HIALEAH, Fla.— This city used a chunk of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money invested in one small, well-chosen project and figured out a way to compound those funds over time to develop more than a hundred senior housing units that all offer fixed rents of $300 each.