Three ways governments can boost the effectiveness of LIHTC
Fragmented funding sources are a challenge for affordable housing developers, but there are a few things that local and state governments can do to enhance efficiency.
GlobeSt • June 28, 2021
Opinion: It’s time to make housing vouchers universal
The past year has been so devastating because it exacerbated underlying inequities and exposed pernicious holes in the social safety net, including the disastrous inadequacy of our housing infrastructure. 'What low-income renters and homeless New Yorkers really need is Section 8 for all: housing assistance offered as an entitlement for everyone who qualifies.’
City Limits • June 28, 2021
HFAs take steps to further racial equity
State housing leaders look for ways to increase diversity and inclusion. The moves, including changes to their low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) programs, come at a time when there’s increased recognition of racial injustice and the importance of housing in family stability and income.
Affordable Housing Finance • June 28, 2021
Seattle council approves density bonus for religious organizations that build affordable housing
Seattle will allow extra density for housing built on sites owned or controlled by religious institutions, while requiring the housing to charge below-market rents, according to legislation passed Monday by the City Council.
The Seattle Times • June 29, 2021