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  • 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.

  • 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.