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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...

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Received Nine Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Applications under the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP)

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) received nine (9) Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) applications under the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) approved by Governor Jack Markell.  Of the nine (9) applications, three (3) of them are seeking non-competitive 4% Low Income Housing ... read more...

Note for 2014 Delaware Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Applications also Seeking Housing Development Fund (HDF) Financing

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) sent out an e-mail requesting those Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Applicants for either 4% or 9% tax credits also seeking Housing Development Fund (HDF) financing to submit a request as soon as possible to the Delaware State Housing Authority ... read more...

2014 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application Deadline for Delaware Approaching

Per the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) adopted by Governor Jack Markell, the 2014 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application (LIHTC) deadline is quickly approaching for Delaware.  I thought this may be a good time to post a reminder.  Applications are due on or before April 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM ... read more...

The Delaware Supreme Court Protects Public Housing Tenants’ Right to Possess Firearms for Self Defense in Common Areas

This blog is mainly committed to discussing topics impacting the Affordable Housing Industry.  I am not looking to start a Second Amendment discussion on this blog.  However, I cannot ignore the recent Delaware Supreme Court decision ruling the actions and rules by the Wilmington Housing ... read more...

Affordable Housing Discussed on Comcast’s Newsmakers for Delaware

David Layfield, Principal of Green Street Housing and Board Member of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) appeared on Comcast’s Newsmakers for Delaware and discussed the benefits and importance of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program administered locally by ... read more...

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Seeking Military Veteran and Active Military Applicants

The Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is seeking military veteran and active military applicants for a Veteran Build.  If you are a military veteran or active military family in need of housing who lives or works in Sussex County this may be an opportunity you should pursue.  In basic terms, ... read more...

Delaware Healthy Homes Summit Tomorrow (March 12)

The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Healthy Environments are hosting the Delaware Healthy Homes Summit tomorrow (Wednesday, March 12) to focus on children’s health and indoor environment.  Speakers will include ... read more...