Affordable Housing News & Views - October 2022

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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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Final Average Income Test regulations released

Last Friday, after nearly two years, the IRS and Treasury released final regulations for the Average Income Test that provide much-needed clarity to all LIHTC stakeholders. Read about key provisions and practical changes, including:

  • New terms and definitions
  • Minimum set-aside and applicable fraction
  • Designation of units
  • Next available unit rule

Select deadlines further extended

After providing temporary relief earlier this year from many key housing credit program deadlines, the IRS has now further extended some – but not all – of those deadlines and timelines, in response to labor and supply chain disruptions causing construction delays.

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 covers the backstory for last week’s new regulations and extensions (detailed in the articles linked above), as well as likely legislative priorities and timelines for the months ahead, particularly post-midterms.

Tax Credit Monitor: October 2022 rates and fund performance

CohnReznick’s October 2022 Housing Tax Credit Monitor is now available. This edition features:  

  • Housing credit equity market update
  • 27 current national and regional funds offered 
  • Current LIHTC pricing

Q&A Video: Meet our Affordable Housing Benchmarking Tool

CohnReznick’s Affordable Housing Benchmarking Tool provides quick access to critical performance data and property portfolio characteristics, helping clients manage their business and make decisions. Learn more in this video from Benchmarking Tool project leader Tom Dang, Manager, Project Finance and Consulting, and Foula Mastrovasilis, Senior Manager, Assurance. 

Congratulations to this year’s Gamechangers in ESG!

CohnReznick recently announced the winners of our inaugural Gamechangers in ESG Awards, designed to recognize U.S.-based businesses that are “changing the game” through their commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and practices. Read about our five winners, plus “Gamechangers to Watch.” A special congratulations to winner Mercy Housing, a longtime leader in affordable housing.
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