Mitzie Smith-Mack

Mitzie Smith-Mack

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Thousands of applicants are willing to accept NYC “Poor Door” building

The Housing Plus Blog has previously reported on the “Poor Door” controversy on August 14, 2014 and September 3, 2014. The New York Times reported on April 20, 2015 that 88,000 people applied for the 55 units located in the...more

5/1/2015 - Affordable Housing Condominiums Housing Market Real Estate Development Residential Leases

HUD awards Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants in six cities

On Friday, January 16, 2015, HUD announced the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant awards. HUD is awarding $3.2 million in Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants to the following recipients...more

1/21/2015 - Federal Grants HUD Neighborhood Revitalization

HUD Publishes New Rule Governing Federal Procurement and Contracting

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a rule that made numerous changes to grant administration, procurement, and contracting requirements. The rule repealed the requirements found at...more

12/23/2014 - Federal Contractors Federal Grants Federal Procurement Systems HUD New Regulations Popular

New York City affordable co-op votes to go private: residents gain windfall but city loses affordable housing units

The shareholders of Southbridge Towers, a 1,651 affordable unit cooperative in Manhattan, recently voted to privatize their development, allowing the residents to sell their apartments at market rate and walk away with a...more

12/3/2014 - Affordable Housing Going-Private Transactions Real Estate Market Shareholders

More on the controversial affordable housing “Poor Door”

The New York Times has published more articles on “Poor Door” developments. As we reported here a few weeks ago, the term “Poor Door” refers to a separate entrance for a property’s subsidized tenants in a market rate housing...more

9/4/2014 - Affordable Housing Real Estate Market

Are you familiar with the term “Poor Door?”

The term “Poor Door” has been recently used in articles reporting on mixed-income developments in several major cities – New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. The “Poor Door” refers to a separate entrance for the...more

8/15/2014 - Affordable Housing Housing Market

$3.5 billion New Market Tax Credit announcement

On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI) announced that 87 Community Development Entities have been selected to receive $3.5 billion in New Market Tax Credit...more

6/23/2014 - CDFI Fund Community Development Block Grants Community Development Entities NMTC U.S. Treasury

HUD announces RAD changes at the RAD Network Training

HUD hosted the RAD Network Training on June 4th and 5th with a crowd in attendance that exceeded HUD’s expectations. The two day series of panel presentations spanned a range of topics with insights shared by HUD staff and...more

6/10/2014 - Affordable Housing HUD LIHTC RAD Program Section 8 Training

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