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December 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2014-61 (Rev Proc 2014-61) Oct. 30. Rev Proc 2014-61 lists the annual inflation adjustments for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) and private activity bond caps for fiscal year (FY) 2015...

December 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief

On Oct. 16, First Niagara, a federal deposit insurance corporation, announced $20.8 million in combined financing and historic tax credit (HTC) equity investments for Bethune Lofts at The Buffalo Meter Co. in North Buffalo, N.Y. First Niagara provided a $14.5 million construction loan and a $6.3 million HTC equity investment...

December 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief

The Iowa Department of Revenue’s amendments to Reg. 701–52.44 became effective Nov. 19. The amendments reflect legislative changes to the renewable energy tax credit (RETC) for solar systems installed from Jan. 1, 2014, to Jan. 1, 2017...

December 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief

On Oct. 15, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $38.3 million in grants for more than 100 fair housing organizations and other nonprofit agencies...

October 11, 2011
Podcast

Volcker Rule; SIFI Charges Economic Substance Doctrine; Excessive Payments Under Section 1603; Congressional Research Services Report About Tax Incentives for Wind Production; Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Student Rule; New Markets Tax Credit QEI Issuance Report; Missouri and Indiana State Historic Tax Credits.

December 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Sept. 29 the completion of an $8 million new markets tax credit (NMTC) transaction to help fund construction of Susquehanna Health Innovation Center, an outpatient services center in Williamsport, Pa....

December 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief

On Oct. 15, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released report that provides recommendations for federal rental assistance policy. “Creating Opportunity for Children: How Housing Location Can Make a Difference” indicates that federal rental assistance programs...

October 18, 2011
Podcast

Super Committee; Historic Tax Credit Legislation; Solar PV on Historic Buildings; Extension of Sect. 1603 Equals 37,000 Jobs; Political Support for Renewable Energy; Tax Reform and LIHTC; Disaster Relief in Pa.; Tax Reform and NMTC Yields; NMTC Investors Conference.

December 1, 2014
Periodical News Brief

On Oct. 27, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its “Energy Infrastructure Update” for September 2014. FERC found that renewable energy made up more than 40 percent of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity for placed-in-service projects during the first three quarters of 2014...

October 25, 2011
Podcast

Super Committee Update; New Report on the NMTC; NMTC Extension Legislation; Rep. Brian Higgins Support for HTC; State Tax Credit Debate in Missouri; Bill to Extend the ITC to Offshore Wind; Reports on Domestic Renewable Energy; Inflation-Adjusted LIHTC and Bond caps for 2012; Affordable Housing Sign-On Letter; White House Affordable Housing Event; HUD’s Research Plans.

January 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On Nov. 18, Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn.; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Patty Murray, D-Wash.; and Susan Collins, R-Maine; released a Dear Colleague letter to all Senate offices in support of the Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2014 (S. 2723). ...

March 4, 2008
Podcast

RETC Extension Legislation; Housing Stimulus Bills; and a Report on Leverage Measures used by the LIHTC and NMTC programs.

January 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On Nov. 24, William Galvin, the Massachusetts secretary of state, announced $400,000 in historic preservation tax credits for the renovation and expansion of the Stockbridge Library in Stockbridge, Mass. ...

January 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On Nov. 6, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) presented the Tribal Consultation Committee (TCC), North Dakota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration with its Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation. ...

January 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The American Energy Alliance (AEA) released a letter Nov. 6 to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and then Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., against the renewal of the production tax credit (PTC) during Congress’s lame-duck session ...

March 11, 2008
Podcast

Key compliance dates for NMTC applicants; Status of LIHTC modernization bill; Update on the current range of pricing for housing tax credits.

January 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On Nov. 25, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Annie Donovan will be the new director of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. Donovan will oversee the expansion of access to capital and financial services in critically underserved urban, rural and tribal communities. ...

January 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

On Dec. 2, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Nani Coloretti to serve as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after President Barack Obama’s nomination in March 2014 ...

January 1, 2015
Periodical News Brief

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) extended the comment period for the annual adjustment factors (AAFs) rent-increase requirement until Dec. 19, 2014 ...

March 18, 2008
Podcast

State Housing Agency Actions to Address Current LIHTC Equity Market Conditions; Effect of Lower LIHTC Equity Prices on NMTC Market; Impact of Debt Market Turbulence on Affordable Rental Housing.