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  • Mass. Senate Candidate Coakley Springs to Defend Coastal Homeowners

  • JLC Report

    Massachusetts requires continuing education for relicensing; FEMA’s redrawn flood maps boost insurance rates; California grapples with net-metering policy; more

  • Looking Up From the Bottom

    For many in the affordable housing industry, 2009 was the worst year they had ever seen.

  • Treasury Announces Support for HFA Bond Programs

    Responding to credit market problems that have hampered housing finance agency (HFA) bond programs, the Treasury Department has announced an initiative to support new housing bonds and help HFAs carry existing bonds.

  • HFA Executive Provides a Warning

    THE LONGER the short-term fixes to the struggling low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) market are around, the long-term problems won’t get addressed, according to one state housing agency executive.

  • Giving and Taking Away

    While Freddie Mac's debt offerings continue to feature attractive rates, the company's potential sale of its low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) portfolio has sent chills throughout the affordable housing industry.

  • Hope and Worry

    Here's the good news: Deals are moving again. Developers in South Central states are closing the financing and starting construction on scores of stalled affordable housing projects throughout the region.

  • Goldman Sachs Plans for Growth

    NEW YORK The Goldman Sachs Group has stepped up to fund several notable low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) transactions, a sign of the company’s growing community development business.

  • More LIHTC Guidance Issued

    The Treasury Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have issued additional guidance on the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) exchange program and Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), with Treasury solving one major problem for credit swap participants by extending the...

  • The Case for Preservation

    One of the best arguments for preserving affordable housing emerges out of the wreckage left by the housing and financial crisis.