State LIHTC Funds Prepare for Tough Year
When 2007 came to a close, the Great Lakes Capital Fund had raised a record $220 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity.
View From the Top
Developers making the AHF Top 50 list this year started an impressive 30,957 affordable housing units in 2007. That's 32 percent more than the number of starts produced by last year's top developers.
Rehab Reaches New Heights
Baltimore—It’s hard to take in the odd geometry of the Railway Express Lofts. The building sits at the bottom of the old Jones Falls River Valley, squeezed in between a six-lane Interstate highway and a train line.
Turning a Corner
MINNEAPOLIS -- After two freeways cut off the Phillips neighborhood from Minneapolis' central business district in the 1960s, businesses there either failed or left—and the area turned into a hotbed for drug trafficking and prostitution.
Midwest HFAs Focus on Foreclosures
For many Midwest cities, the recent foreclosure crisis has made an already bad situation much worse.
Top 10 Tips to Go Green
Based on dozens of interviews with developers, engineers, and investors, here are AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE's top 10 practical green building tips.
Corporate Sponsorship for Workforce Housing
A gaping hole in the multifamily housing marketplace exists. Very simply, affordable workforce housing is tough to come by.
Such a Nice Niche
With the downturn in the economy precipitated by the housing slump, real estate developers and investors are beginning to pay more attention to the student living industry.
New Standards for Green Building
This spring, a partnership between the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) plans to release a new green building standard, adding to an already dizzying array of green standards confronting affordable housing developers. Here's a list of the most...
Developers Discover Downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh—Joe Caro had been looking for a place to develop a project for about two years. He searched up and down the East Coast, from Maine to Key West, looking for the right opportunity.