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FHA Takes Bigger Role in Financing Apartments

But its latest lending criteria make supporting market-rate rental a challenge. More

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President Obama Announces "Better Buildings Initiative"

Continuing his push for innovation, the President outlines a focus on energy-efficient buildings. More

Industry Dodges a Bullet—For Now

A BROAD HOUSING BILL that includes far-reaching efforts to reform the nation’s housing and financial markets was signed by President Barack Obama in May. More

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Feds Target Employers of Undocumented Workers

Builders must be able to verify that they and their subs meet immigration and hiring statutes. More

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Housing Bill Codified: Multifamily Dodges Bullet

A broad housing bill that includes far-reaching efforts to reform the nation’s housing and financial markets was signed by President Barack Obama last week. Not included in the final version of the bill were two amendments sponsored by U.S. Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Bob Filner (D-Calif.) and supported by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), which the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) says could have an imperiling impact to multifamily operators and the multifamily lending space. More

Waiting Game

KEVIN LARAMIER IS THE director of student housing for Birmingham, Mich.-based brokerage firm Hendricks and Partners. More

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Multifamily Industry Rents in a State of Flux

The recession does away with fundamentals and stresses property performance across all multifamily markets and product types. Here's our report on the state of rents in the industry. More

Enterprise: Cap-and-Trade Program Could Benefit Multifamily

When President Obama announced his plan to institute a carbon cap-and-trade system last month, Enterprise Community Partners stood up and took notice. More

HUD's New Multifamily Czar Carol Galante to Focus on Rental Housing Financial Support, Sustainability Initiatives

Carol Galante, a recognizable and progressive thought leader within affordable and multifamily housing circles, was named deputy assistant secretary of multifamily housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Policy (HUD) Tuesday by President Barack Obama. More

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Obama's HUD Secretary?

President-elect Barack Obama, who has been busy shaping his White House cabinet, had yet to unveil his choice for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in late November. More

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