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  • States Expect Tough Bond Financing Environment

    Global warming has yet to hit the affordable housing tax-exempt bond market.

  • Valerie Jarrett's Struggle

    CHICAGO— For Valerie Jarrett, redeveloping public housing is more than a federal mandate. It's a personal mission to show that an idea championed by her grandfather was right after all.

  • GSE Regulator Affirms Affordable Housing Commitment

    The sudden government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac raised concerns about the governmentsponsored enterprises’ (GSE) continuing support for affordable housing, and the new GSE regulator has tried to calm those fears by affirming their commitment to their basic mission.

  • Preventing Gaps in PVC Trim

    Q: I've completed a couple of projects with cellular PVC trim boards, and in both of them wide gaps have opened up in the joints even though we used both glue and nails during installation. Is there a way to prevent these gaps from occurring?

  • LIHTC Awards Made

    State housing finance agencies across the West have been busy reserving their 2008 low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), and they are in line to receive even more credits following the recent passage of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

  • Chihuly Lobby Installation, Macau

    The MGM Grand Macau lobby features two Chihuly pieces: the red “Fiori Di Paradiso Ceiling” glass installation, measuring 55 feet long and 30 feet wide, and the “Fiori Di Paradiso Drawing Wall.” Located behind the reception desk, the drawing wall features 45 different glass panels and is 55 feet...

  • “This Way” Brooklyn Bridge Installation

    The result of a competition that was commissioned by New York City's Percent for Art Program and the DUMBO Business Improvement District to commemorate the Brooklyn Bridge's 125th anniversary, the art installation, titled “This Way,” illuminates and directs visitors to the DUMBO entrance of the...

  • Gluing a Glulam

    Q: For one of our projects, we need to make a solid wood attachment to a glulam beam that seems to have a special finish on it. Should we use a particular type of glue to make the connection?

  • REGIONAL NEWS

    CHICAGO Nearly nine years into what was called a 10-year program to transform public housing, this city has completed only 30 percent of the plan’s most ambitious component—tearing down housing projects and replacing them with new neighborhoods with mixed-income populations.

  • A Fight in Woodstock

    Kevin O’Connor wants to build the most innovative affordable housing project in upstate New York. He has found a prime site, prepared extensive plans,