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Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) announces preliminary rankings for 2015 LIHTCs

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has just released the 2015 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) preliminary rankings for the competitive 9% applications. Three projects are preliminarily ranked to receive credits totaling $2,491,923: Our Lady of Grace Apartments on East Chestnut Hill ... read more...

First draft of federal spending bill slashes affordable housing programs

How will affordable housing programs fare as the new Republican Congress and the president wrestle over the 2016 budget? Not well, if the first draft of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill is taken at face value. The bill coming out of the ... read more...

Poor families in Delaware struggle more than national average, study says

If you grow up poor in certain parts of the country, the odds are definitely stacked against you – and unfortunately, those odds are worse in Delaware than in most places. That’s a reality shown in the work of Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren, two Harvard economists whose recent research into ... read more...

Affordable housing programs help families – and pay for themselves, studies say

New studies show the positive long-term effects of government programs that support low-income families by providing affordable housing. That is not a surprise to those of us who have worked within the field for years. But here’s an added bonus – those same studies suggest these programs pay ... read more...

DSHA receives 10 applications for 2015 LIHTC program

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) received 10 applications for DSHA’s 2015 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program this year, requesting over $6.1 million in tax credits. Of those 10 applications, only two are seeking non-competitive 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and eight ... read more...

DSHA releases draft plan for next five years of housing needs

Looking for a snapshot of what Delaware housing market will look like over the next five years? You can find one inside the Delaware Housing Needs Assessment, 2015-2020, part of the proposed Delaware State Housing Authority Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan, issued every five years, ... read more...

April is Fair Housing Month. Here’s why you should care.

April is Fair Housing Month. So join me, for a moment, as we use this excuse to help raise some awareness about fair housing. April is an opportunity for all of us within the affordable housing industry to step back, take stock and share some statistics and stories with people outside the ... read more...

Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund will strengthen communities throughout Delaware

Strong neighborhoods are built on solid foundations and residents who take pride in their community. That’s why we’re seeing a push from Gov. Jack Markell, the general assembly and local business and civic leaders to support residents inside the city cores in Delaware, as part of the Downtown ... read more...

Tiberi-Neal bill can and should create permanent credit floor for LIHTCs

Almost a month since it was introduced, my eyes continue to be on H.R. 1142, the bill introduced by Congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) that will, if passed, create a permanent credit floor in both 9% and 4% LIHTC programs. The bill currently has 19 additional co-sponsors, ... read more...

New Samuel Chase Apartments in Maryland show how Low Income Housing Tax Credits can rehabilitate community

If you want to see an excellent example of what can be accomplished with tax credits from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, look just south of Delaware to Princess Anne, Maryland, where LIHTCs are being used to renovate and rehabilitate a 60-unit community. I was proud to work ... read more...