Affordable Housing News & Views - January 2024

CohnReznick’s monthly Affordable Housing News & Views newsletter delivers our latest insights, events, and data for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) industry straight to your inbox. Here’s what you need to know this month.

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Capitol Connection: Housing and legislative updates

Listen in as Bob Moss and David Gasson, principals with MG Housing Strategies, join Beth Mullen, CohnReznick’s Affordable Housing practice leader, to discuss critical legislative updates for the LIHTC industry. This month’s conversation explores the potential timing and framework for a standalone tax bill; whether affordable housing is likely to be included in new legislation; and an immediate need for affordable housing advocates to contact legislators.

Affordable housing: An ESG standout

We are delighted that, for the second consecutive year, an affordable housing organization is being recognized as one of CohnReznick’s Gamechangers in ESG! The 2023 ESG Gamechanger affordable housing winner, Eden Housing, was scored on several key criteria inclusive of stakeholder engagement, progress against measurable ESG goals, strategy, governance, and more.

As one of the 2023 winners, we will be developing a case study video that showcases Eden Housing’s compelling ESG and business sustainability story. With filming and editing getting underway over the next few weeks, we are on countdown to sharing that content with you later in Q1.

Stay tuned for more information > 

Real Estate Pulse Survey results: What industry trends are shaping strategies?

As we embark on a new year, now is a good time to take stock of real estate’s top trends – and make sure you’re considering how they impact your business. Explore the results of our recent Real Estate Pulse Survey, in which over 100 industry professionals – spanning commercial real estate (CRE), affordable housing, and construction – weighed in on their top priorities.

Read our survey results >

6 economic impacts to navigate in 2024

Over the last three years, the housing credit industry has endured unprecedented challenges to its operations, impact – and, at times, viability. Thankfully, the challenges have not proven to be insurmountable and, by all measures, have not resulted in a reduction in investment. Access the What’s Next section (pages 16-18) of the 2023 Affordable Housing Credit Study for a look into the six broader economic challenges and opportunities the affordable housing industry, and the community development sector at large, will face in the coming year.

Access our insights >

Registration now open: New Markets Tax Credit Summit 2024

Mark your calendars! CohnReznick’s 23rd Annual New Markets Tax Credit Summit is coming – an industry-leading educational and networking event for the NMTC community. Connect with fellow NMTC industry participants and advocates, as well as members of CohnReznick’s New Markets Tax Credit practice, to discuss the latest on tax reform, ideas, opportunities, and challenges for the NMTC program.

Register for our summit >

8 key takeaways for large-scale scenario modeling and analysis in Excel

Knowing how to effectively run scenarios across a portfolio of investments in Excel is a common challenge. In our recent webinar, CohnReznick’s Financial Modeling & Decision Analytics team discussed how to utilize scalable financial modeling techniques to perform large-scale scenario modeling and analysis in Excel.

Read our article >

Decarb DC Summit registration open

Join CohnReznick ESG Leader Jenny Brusgul in February at the Decarb DC Summit, a transformative conference that will explore the critical theme of decarbonization in the built environment and its profound impact on economic resilience. Hear from industry professionals on pivotal topics such as tax credits and incentives, compliance, and understanding best practices to decarbonize real estate.

Register for the summit >

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Catch us on the move

Our team will be attending several exciting industry events over the next few months. Reach out to the CohnReznick team member listed below to schedule time to connect.




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beth mullen

Beth Mullen

CPA, Partner, Affordable Housing Industry Leader
Fang Cindy

Cindy Fang

CPA, Partner, Tax Credit Investment Services Leader, Project Finance & Consulting
jim martinko

James P. Martinko

CPA, Regional Managing Partner – Mid-Atlantic
karen smith

Karen Smith

CPA, Audit Partner
marshall phillips

Marshall Phillips

Principal, Project Finance and Consulting Practice Leader

Jeffrey Dowd

CPA, Partner

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This has been prepared for information purposes and general guidance only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and CohnReznick LLP, its partners, employees and agents accept no liability, and disclaim all responsibility, for the consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.