Freddie Keeps Tax Credits, Focuses on Preservation
The low-income housing tax credit industry can breathe a little easier this year: Freddie Mac is not actively pursuing a sale of its tax-credit portfolio.
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.
FHA 221(d)(4) Changes to Impact Some Affordable Deals
Affordable housing developers continue to face limited options when looking for construction debt.
Your Comprehensive Guide to the Recent FHA Changes
Multifamily Executive and Apartment Finance Today report on the recently unveiled new requirements and proposed changes that will change how HUD—and the Federal Housing Administration—run their underwriting and lending business. The provisions
Financial Reform Act's Impact on Multifamily Borrowers Yet to be Seen
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law July 21, will undoubtedly impact commercial real estate lending.
Congress Pushes to Raise Foreign Investment Levels in Real Estate
Foreign investors continue to circle around the multifamily industry, but it's another flock of capital that can’t seem to find a home.
Fate of Fannie, Freddie Hinges on Midterms
The path that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac follow out of conservatorship will be guided by the results of the mid-term elections.
The Community Reinvestment Act Shows its Age
The evolution of the banking industry has exposed some flaws in the way the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is administered.
Affordable Housing's Bottleneck is Lack of Construction Debt
While the market for low-income housing tax credits remains depressed, some big buyers are starting to re-engage the market.
Driven by Refis, Some Affordable Housing Lenders Expand
While the market for new construction of tax-credit deals remains sluggish, some affordable housing lenders are finding success focusing on preservation deals.