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HUD Program to Connect Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Opportunity Zones
Keith Larsen reports: "[T]he Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced an initiative to encourage affordable housing investment within the thousands of designated Opportunity Zones nationwide."
"The Federal Housing Administration’s low-income housing tax credit financing pilot program will now include 'new construction' and 'substantial rehabilitation' of multifamily projects only," according to Larsen. "The provision could speed up the application process for developers looking to use the low-income tax credit to build new ground-up apartment projects, or for those seeking to drastically redevelop old buildings in Opportunity Zones."