July 18, 2019, 5am PDT
Fewer people investing in low-income housing tax credits means fewer affordable housing units being built—at a time when affordable units are in extremely short supply.
July 8, 2019, 9am PDT
Texas overhauled its property tax system with two bills in June. The debate about the consequences of that bill continues.
May 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities and states are altering local policies to maximize benefits for private investors in Opportunity Zones.
December 4, 2018, 11am PST
A new bill proposed in the California legislature would cut back on the number of Prop. 13 property tax breaks handed down to heirs—who then live somewhere else.
January 8, 2018, 8am PST
Curbed analysis of how local and regional housing markets will react to changes to the country's tax code.
December 27, 2017, 5am PST
While the low income housing tax credit was retained, banks will be much less willing to purchase them due to their reduced corporate tax rate. That's just one way H.R. 1 will exacerbate divisions between the rich and poor in America's cities.
December 24, 2017, 9am PST
When President Trump signs the tax-cutting bill, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will have achieved a family dream of opening up the pristine refuge, created 37 years ago, to drilling.
December 20, 2017, 6am PST
The current mortgage interest deduction is $1 million. The House version of the tax bill called for a $500,000 cap while the Senate left it untouched. They split the difference and capped it at $750,000. Congress is expected to pass H.R. 1 this week
December 18, 2017, 2pm PST
The final version of the tax reform bill included some surprises with regard to housing and infrastructure funding mechanisms threatened in previous version of the bill.
American Planning Association
December 11, 2017, 10am PST
In The Real Deal, HUD administrator Lynne Patton hints at a 10-point plan for New York and New Jersey.
November 27, 2017, 5am PST
To help pay for their massive tax cut bill, Senate Republicans have proposed elimination of a small tax benefit that can save bike commuters $240 annually. Unlike the House tax bill, they don't touch parking and transit benefits.
November 24, 2017, 7am PST
The Seattle Times says there could be no worse time than right now to repeal tax exempt bonds that help finance affordable housing.
November 22, 2017, 5am PST
David Duyen identifies an under-reported culprit in the so-called "retail apocalypse," and challenges policy makers to respond.
November 9, 2017, 6am PST
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would have a deleterious effect on major infrastructure proposed by the private sector. The loss of Private Activity Bonds would hike borrowing rates for road, transit, stadium, and even affordable housing projects.
Greater Greater Washington
November 8, 2017, 2pm PST
The House tax reform bill threats to drastically reduce the number of affordable housing units developed.
November 6, 2017, 9am PST
The House GOP tax plan, which Trump wanted to name the "Cut, Cut, Cut" bill, was intended to cut taxes, but it's also cutting credits, like the federal $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit. How much would its elimination affect EV sales?
November 2, 2017, 12pm PDT
The mortgage interest deduction would be capped, as would property tax deductions, under a sweeping tax reform package proposed today by Republicans.
November 1, 2017, 1pm PDT
The National Association of Home Builders has decided that the Republican tax reform proposal would lower property values.
August 27, 2017, 9am PDT
One hot button item to watch as Congress takes up the issue of tax reform in the coming weeks: whether Republicans are able to follow through on a promise to reform the mortgage interest deduction.
May 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Housing prices may fall 10 percent on average nationwide, according to a preliminary estimate commissioned by the National Association of Realtors, if the Trump Administration's tac code reform package becomes law.