A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.
New Capital for Housing Preservation(RECAP: A new report from the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing sheds light on an encouraging development in affordable and workforce housing: the growth of innovative financing approaches bringing new sources and structures of capital to preserve the affordability of existing subsidized and “naturally occurring” affordable properties. ULI’s report analyzes three principal types of financing approaches: below market debt funds, private equity vehicles and real estate investment trusts.)
(RECAP: As part of the Neighborhood Marketing Program, NeighborWorks America has assembled resources and publications that share key concepts, strategies and tools to assist community-based organizations in creating positive neighborhood brands. Learn how to redefine your neighborhood’s image, create community pride, and attract and retain residents, business and residents.)
Neighborhood Marketing Guide
Study: Affordable Housing Cuts Medicaid Costs(RECAP: Researchers from the Center for Outcomes Research and Education in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, studied residents at 145 housing properties of three different types: family housing, permanent supportive housing and housing for seniors and people with disabilities. Medicaid costs fell 12% after people moved into affordable housing.)
Opinions on Housing
The views and opinions expressed in Opinions on Housing are solely those of the original authors, and do not necessarily represent those of VHDA, our stakeholders or any/all contributors to this blog.
An HFA's Perspective: The QAP Complication(RECAP: The pressures faced by housing finance agencies in administering the LIHTC forces a delicate balancing act of wants and needs.)