A Forest in the City
BOSTON - It’s not normal: an overgrown field ringed with thick woodland in the middle of one of the most densely developed cities in the country.
The Squeeze Play
NEW YORK CITY- For decades, teachers, firefighters, and policemen have found refuge from New York City’s brutal housing market in Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, one of the biggest communities ever built for people earning moderate incomes
Building affordable housing, country club-style
Carlsbad, Calif.—In a ritzy new master-planned community at the edge of a world-class golf course and resort sits a 180-unit complex of low-rise stucco structures.
Southwood Square rebuilds community
Stamford, Conn.—Private developers, city officials, police officers, and neighbors all came together to help turn Southfield Village, a troubled public housing project, into the new mixed-income neighborhood called Southwood Square.
Developers discuss deal killers, other big challenges
Land for new affordable housing development is tough to find.
Construction loan tips
Loan negotiation is a critical component that, properly carried out, protects the borrower and the lender as well as helps ensure a good relationship.
L.A.’s Mercedes Marquez discusses the year ahead
Mercedes Marquez has led a reorganization of the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) since taking over as general manager in 2004.
California voters to pick governor candidates in June
Two men familiar to affordable housing developers and advocates in California are among those vying to become the state’s next governor.
HUD properties get lift from local authorities
Local officials across the country are devising ways to stem the loss of affordable housing units, particularly aging properties subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The bond choice
Affordable housing developers have been looking to tax-exempt bonds to help them escape hotly competitive 9% low-income housing tax credit rounds.