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Housing Development and Preservation

Enterprise Adds to Body of Knowledge on Joint Ventures
New guidebook explains how joint ventures can help developers produce affordable housing
Gentrification Explained
Video resource helps demystify gentrification and the forces that cause it
Gentrification Can’t Be the Theme of Rust Belt City Recovery
Article explores how developers in legacy cities attempt to balance neighborhood improvements with the threat of displacement
Anchor Institutions Open Doors in Their Communities
Examples and advice from LISC’s experience partnering with anchor institutions for community revitalization – Part 1 of 2
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Best Practices for Today and Tips for the Future (Archived Webinar)
Expert advice on making RAD deals work from LISC Housing, National Equity Fund and Community Development Trust
QAP: Fundamentals and Recent Trends - Archived Webinar
This webinar covered the importance of the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) to affordable housing as well as recent trends in state QAPs to consider in planning development practices.
New from HUD - Section 236 Preservation Guide
New guide presents financing and rent payment options to help owners preserve Section 236 properties as affordable homes.
Supporting Veterans' Housing - Today and Every Day
In honor of Veterans' Day, a collection of resources that can help us help those who served
Making Inclusionary Housing More Flexible: Four Ideas for Urban Settings
Center for Housing Policy brief examines ideas for improving the flexibility of inclusionary housing, while also promoting mixed-income neighborhoods.
"Asset Management and the Survival of Nonprofit Owners"
An asset management expert describes common challenges and how CDCs can overcome them.
"Looking Out: LISC New York City’s Holistic Approach to the Multifamily Weatherization Assistance Program"
A 40-page report on a program that weatherized 2,226 apartments in New York City over two years, highlighting what was done, results and recommendations.
Experts Online: Mitigating Construction Risk
Webinar with construction management veterans that covers everything from selecting a design team to the best practices for closing out a job.
"Ground Control"
A article on how land banks can help with affordable housing developers' toughest challenge—acquiring the sites to build on or preserve.
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Tales from the Front Lines of RAD Implementation
A webinar with experts on HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration program, which helps public housing authorities and private owners access capital for at-risk affordable housing.
Year 15 Resources
Three resources that give insights into how nonprofits can deal with the end of the 15 financing rule for buildings financed with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.
LISC Experts Online: "Implementing RAD: New Preservation Tools for Communities"
An online discussion among HUD staff and affordable housing stakeholders on how HUD’s new Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) program can be implemented to preserve the…
LISC Experts Online: "Proven Policy Strategies to Remediate Vacant Properties: Codes, ordinances and state/local policies"
Hear two national experts discuss proven techniques that are being used in cities across the country to drive remediation and restore vacant and abandoned places.
LISC Experts Online: "Sustainable Communities: Taking Vacant Properties Solutions to Scale"
In this two-part training session, national experts explore comprehensive remediation strategies and critical issues that are important to local environments.
“Joint Ventures with For-Profit Developers: A Guide for Community Development Corporations”
This 2007 guide for community developers helps CDCs become educated consumers as they think about, plan and become partners in these joint ventures with for-profit developers.
“Recapitalizing Affordable Rental Housing: A Handbook for Nonprofit Owners”
Strategies for nonprofits to recapitalize or purchase existing rental housing
“Preserving America's Affordable Housing: Retooling a 20th Century Asset for 21st Century Needs”
How to preserve rental housing that has been financed with federal rental agreements
"Good Design: The Best Kept Secret in Community Development"
What is good design, why it’s essential to successful affordable housing and who’s responsible for making it happen.
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