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.
Case Challenges California’s InclusionaryHousing Laws
Affordable housing advocates in California are keeping a close eye on local housing laws this year after a developer won a major victory in his challenge of a Los Angeles plan.
Donovan: HUD’s 2011 Budget ReassertsCommitment to Rental Housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed 2011 budget delivers a message, said Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Hagan Becomes AHTCC President
Joe Hagan, president and CEO of the National Equity Fund, Inc., is the new president of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC).
Bill to Extend Exchange Program Introduced
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Exchange Expansion and Job Creation Act of 2010 has been introduced by Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.).
Don’t Be Afraid to Protest Property TaxAssessments
Low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) property owners must monitor their tax valuations without fail, especially given the current economic climate.
Previous survey results: American Recovery andReinvestment Act
HousingFinance.com recently asked readers their thoughts on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds one year later.