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Affordable Housing News and Views - July 2016

News stories and headlines from the previous month

SF Homeless Project
Bravo to the 70 media organizations that have banded together with 1 focus - highlighting the important issue of Homelessness. They offer a collection of stories on the issue and are raising awareness.

Mercy Housing To Add Solar Across Entire Portfolio (Solar Industry Magazine)
The State of the Nation’s Housing (Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University)
WNC’s Will Cooper Sr awarded AHTCC’s David Reznick Lifetime Achievement Award (AHTCC)
Top Lenders in Affordable Housing (Affordable Housing Finance)
The Future of Senior Housing: Less Ritz-Carlton, More Southwest Airlines (Senior Housing News)
Why It’s a Great Time to Borrow for Affordable Housing (Commercial Property Executive)
Renewing the Commitment to Lifting People Out of Poverty through Public Housing (UrbanLand)
Majority Believes Housing Crisis Lingers (Builder Online)

Sawant: Seattle housing crisis ‘not a question of ideology’ but of ‘reality’ (

Capitol Connection - A New Argument to Support the Housing Credit

The rental housing crisis is real and getting worse. With the recent release of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) report, we have another data-driven piece to use with Congress. You’d think all the education, advocacy and statistics alone could initiate change, but maybe we should consider a new tailored message in our repertoire.
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California Signs Law which Maximizes Value of CA LIHTC
Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 873 on June 28th, which has several provisions related to the California State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).
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Airplanes, Artwork, and Vacation Homes: IRC 1031 Rules Extend Well Beyond Real Estate
If you are selling certain property and plan to reinvest the proceeds from the sale into similar, “like-kind” property, you won’t have to pay capital gains tax on the sale of your property. This is the basis for IRC Section 1031, also known as the 1031 exchange.
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CohnReznick Opens Innovation Lab
Unique workspace offers clients cutting edge collaboration and visualization tools to help them transform business models, improve customer engagement, and streamline operational efficiency.
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Mark your calendar. We hope to see you at these events.

CohnReznick Featured Events

Annual Fall Affordable Housing Conference – September 20 - 21 Registration is Open! Early Bird Rate expires Aug 5.

IHC Summer Mixer at CohnReznick – July 21
Casual networking cocktail event with IHC hosted by CohnReznick

Webinar: Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits – July 11
CohnReznick speaker: Nick Ratti. CohnReznick clients and friends receive 50% discount. 

Wisconsin Collaborative for Affordable Housing "A Home For Everyone" Conference – July 13-14

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Board Meeting – July 14

National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Summer Conference – July 15-17

Housing Colorado Overturning NIMBY Forum – July 20

NH&RA Summer Institute – July 20-24
CohnReznick Speakers: Marshall Phillips, Ira Weinstein, with a special update from Patrick O’Keefe on How the Economy is Shaping Affordable Housing Development and Finance

CAHP Membership/Board meeting – July 21

Texas Housing Conference – July 25-27
Visit us at Booth #47 and hear our CohnReznick speakers: Mike Celkis, Quinn Gormley, Bob Moss and Marshall Phillips

Philadelphia Multifamily and Affordable Housing Forum – July 28

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Board Meeting – July 28

NeighborWorks Sacramento Art Wine & Food Classic – August 13

Arizona Housing Alliance Annual Golf Tournament – August 24

Arizona Department of Housing Forum/Conference – August 25-26

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