AHF Announces 2008 Readers’ Choice Winners
Affordable Housing Finance is pleased to announce the winners of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Nation’s Top Affordable Housing Developments.
HUD Chief Talks Foreclosures
San Francisco—More than 2 million foreclosures are expected this year, said Steve Preston, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) annual convention in San Francisco.
S.F.’s Latest Project Earns Early Praise
SAN FRANCISCO—A newly completed affordable housing complex for seniors is being hailed as a prime example of environmentally sustainable design.
Projects, Programs Launched in the West
Jack London Gateway, a proposed 60-unit affordable housing development for seniors in Oakland, Calif., is among the projects receiving a reservation of low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) in the state this year.
Remembering the Forgotten
SAN FRANCISCO—The Rev. Glenda Hope stands in the lobby of an old residential hotel and says a prayer.
BEST URBAN PROJECT:Project Binds Housing and Library
SAN FRANCISCO—David Sandow was homeless for six years before moving into his new apartment.
Lights Off in San Francisco
On Saturday, October 20, 2007, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., involved homeowners, businesses, and schools in San Francisco and Los Angeles will install one compact fluorescent bulb and turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour as part of the first "Lights Out San Francisco" energy...
Private Equity Office, Menlo Park
Working in the financial services industry is a stressful, highly charged experience in which 15-hour workdays are the norm. When one quickly growing northern California equity firm needed to move its operations to accommodate its personnel expansion, it hired Gensler to transform two unconnected...
Should You Go Smoke-Free?
The city of Belmont, Calif., imposed a smoking ban at all rental properties in September. Oakland, Calif., is also considering a nosmoking policy. And a handful of multifamily owners and operators have already made the switch to smoke-free at their properties to protect their investments
The Whole Package
San Francisco—In a housing market staggered by the credit crisis, The Potrero condominium development has some heavy reinforcement on its side—the largest Whole Foods Market in the city.