Section 8 Archives

Leveraging Private Capital to Rehabilitate HUD Legacy and Public Housing Properties

HUD’s RAD Program

8 min read

Launched through federal legislation in 2012, the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has leveraged over $19.3 billion in construction investment to improve or construct over 174,000 public housing units and 53,000 Section 8, tax credit and market-rate apartments co-located in these public housing communities.

Three Years On

Faircloth-to-RAD Helps Secure the Future of Public Housing

10 min read

In 2021, new guidance was issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that allowed Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) much-enhanced structure for mixed financing methods to expand their overall supply of units.

Case Study

Launchpad Apartments, Colorado Springs, CO

A Launchpad into Adult Life for Vulnerable Young Adults

6 min read

“Failure to launch” is a term sometimes used to describe young people who haven’t yet found their place in adult life.

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Tony Bertoldi, Co-President, CREA, LLC

10 min read

Tony Bertoldi has devoted nearly three decades to the affordable housing business and currently serves as co-president at CREA, LLC, a national Low Income Housing Tax Credit syndicator, where he and his team manage all investment funds and investor relationships.

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Sharon Wilson Géno, President, National Multifamily Housing Council

12 min read

Sharon Wilson Géno, President, National Multifamily Housing Council

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HOTMA: An Overview of Changes

5 min read

The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) introduces significant changes to many aspects of multifamily programs through amendments to certain sections of the United States Housing Act of 1937.

Choice Neighborhoods Grants

7 min read

Launched in 2010, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhoods program has been transforming communities across the nation through Planning and Implementation Grants that breathe new life into distressed affordable housing projects and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Denise Muha, Executive Director, National Leased Housing Association

10 min read

For 35 years, Denise B. Muha has served as the executive director of the National Leased Housing Association (NLHA), one of the oldest affordable housing advocacy organizations in Washington, DC.

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A Foolish Inconsistency

5 min read

A simple principle can have far-reaching consequences when its consistent application exposes policy or outcome inconsistencies taken for granted for decades.

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How Long Does it Take to Fix A Mistake?

5 min read

How long does it take to fix an original-sin mistake?

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A New Rent Increase Opportunity will Provide Relief to Mark-to-Market Portfolio

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There is a subset of affordable housing multifamily apartment complexes referred to as Mark-to-Market (M2M).