Abram Mamet Author Archives

Risk-Sharing Initiative Extended Indefinitely

FFB/FHA Risk-Sharing Program Adds Federal Muscle to Local Deals

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Earlier this year, federal officials announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)’s Risk-Sharing Initiative would be extended indefinitely, strengthening a resource that has become increasingly vital in recent years for State Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs).

A “Solution-Oriented” Approach to Today’s Housing Problems 

The Michaels Organization Addresses Attainable Housing

8 min read

The Michaels Organization has a history of identifying problems and forging ahead with bold solutions.

Innovative LIHTC Programs Become a Powerful New Tool  

State Tax Credits Work in Harmony with Developer’s Capital Stack

9 min read

As challenges continue to buffet the low-income housing market, an increasing number of states are implementing their own versions of a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). According to a recent Novogradac report, 17 states have added completely new state tax credit programs since 2013, resulting in a total of 29 states and Washington, DC having unique LIHTC incentives.

Three Years On

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

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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.

Shaping A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

A Spotlight on Enterprise Community Partners’ Resilient Mission and Holistic Methods

7 min read

By the time the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) was rolled out as part of the 1986 Tax Reform Act, The Enterprise Foundation was already in a position to become a mission-driven leader in the fledgling LIHTC industry.

The Mission Is Most Important

A Spotlight on National Equity Fund’s Mission-Driven Innovations

8 min read

In the nearly four decades since its creation, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) has become a critical engine for creating affordable multifamily housing in the United States.

“Nest, Not Nest Eggs”

Inside the Workforce Housing Struggle in Colorado’s Mountain Towns

8 min read

Over the last two decades, a workforce housing shift has occurred in the many resort towns and communities across the United States.

Three Decades of Qualified Contracts   

10 min read

When the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program was created in 1986, it was a far cry from the robust development engine it is today.

Doing the Most With Solar

7 min read

Today’s solar power systems are cheaper to build and more efficient than ever.

The Builders’ Perspective

8 min read

By all metrics, affordable housing remains challenging to produce.

Understanding Basis Eligibility

9 min read

For nearly four decades, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit has fueled much of America’s affordable housing construction.

HUD’s Green and Resilient Retrofit Program

7 min read

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently opened applications for its new Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP), a multi-billion-dollar initiative meant for deep green improvements to certain HUD contract properties.

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