HUD Fiscal '11 Budget Unveiled
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal 2011 budget includes $350 million for a new program to convert about 300,000 public housing and privately owned assisted housing units to project-based subsidies with long-t
The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), is taking a unique approach to reviving neighborhoods hard hit by foreclosures.
LIHTC Syndicators Hope for Recovery
The outlook for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) market is better in 2010 than last year, according to syndicators.
Praying for Cranes
For many affordable housing lenders, 2009 will be remembered as a year not worth remembering.
CPC, IBM Team Up on Construction Financing Software
The Community Preservation Corp. has partnered with IBM on a new construction loan program that should help borrowers get thier money more quickly. The companies are planning to bring the software to market with the hope that the software will make it more feasible for more lenders to offer...
The Long Haul
RAINTREE PARTNERS’ CEO Jeff Allen pegs Mountain View Apartments as a perfect value-added multifamily play.
2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference Promises Insight Into GSEs, Distressed Assets
Throw out everything you thought you knew about the capital markets: Today’s owners and developers are facing a new world order in their search for the best debt and equity deals.
End of an Era? Sec. 202’s Fate is Uncertain
The future of HUD’s Sec. 202 initiative is in doubt, as the 61-year old program suffers budget cuts and a proposed moratorium on new construction.
Economists Say Outlook for Apartment Finance Sector is Mixed
Call it cautious optimism. Unclear but not dire. Choppy. Mixed.
Ex-GSE Insiders Debate the Future of Fannie, Freddie
The entire structure of the nation’s housing finance system is up for play as Congress begins its debate on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But the next generation of housing finance will be forged at a time when partisan divides are as de