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Cash Collateralized Tax-Exempt Bonds 2.0: Innovative Financing for the Current Environment
8/11/2017

Cash Collateralized Tax-Exempt Bonds 2.0: Innovative Financing for the Current Environment

In late 2008, the global credit markets stood still in the wake of the most severe financial collapse since the Great Depression of 1929. 

Tax Reform Uncertainty and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Market
6/8/2017

Tax Reform Uncertainty and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Market

Comprehensive tax reform is one of those things that politicians often talk about, but few in Washington actually believe will ever happen. After all, the last bipartisan comprehensive tax reform...

2017 Housing Survey
4/7/2017

2017 Housing Survey

In January of 2017, Lancaster Pollard sent an online survey to approximately 2,400 leaders in affordable and multifamily housing throughout the U.S. Over the course of two weeks, 243 respondents...

2017 Housing Outlook: In Uncertain Times, Advocacy is Key
2/10/2017

2017 Housing Outlook: In Uncertain Times, Advocacy is Key

Talk about uncertainty. Over the years, those in the affordable housing industry have dealt with their fair share of uncertainty—in the form of budget shortfalls, continuing resolutions,...

Keeping It Affordable: Update on New LIHPRHA Rules
12/9/2016

Keeping It Affordable: Update on New LIHPRHA Rules

Preserving, improving and increasing the stock of affordable multifamily rental units across the nation is a perennial goal of both the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Federal...

FHA Small Buildings Risk Sharing Initiative
10/4/2016

FHA Small Buildings Risk Sharing Initiative

Much attention is paid to preserving and constructing mid-size and large affordable multifamily rental complexes, and rightfully so. Those complexes house a considerable number of people and their...

Small Changes, Big Benefits: HUD Programs Move Forward
8/7/2016

Small Changes, Big Benefits: HUD Programs Move Forward

As housing developers well know, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a litany of programs, provisions and notices designed to improve the availability of housing for...

Housing Stimulus: FHA Lowers Rates for Affordable and Energy Efficient Properties
6/10/2016

Housing Stimulus: FHA Lowers Rates for Affordable and Energy Efficient Properties

Reduce rates, spur activity. That seems to be the thinking in Washington these days regarding the development of affordable and energy efficient multifamily housing. And to those in the housing...

Improving FHA Financing: MAP Guide Update and MIP Fee Reduction
4/5/2016

Improving FHA Financing: MAP Guide Update and MIP Fee Reduction

The last time the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Federal Housing Administration (FHA) updated its Multifamily Accelerated Processing

2016 Housing Outlook: Federal Boost, Affordability Problems Persist
2/2/2016

2016 Housing Outlook: Federal Boost, Affordability Problems Persist

Take the good with the bad. As far as mantras go, that’s an appropriate one for the affordable housing industry as 2016 begins. With several years of budget shortfalls and sequestration in the...