Tapping Grants, Loans, and Incentives to Cut Project Costs

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by Ravi Malhotra How should the multifamily affordable housing market ensure it maximizes its benefits from the various federal, state, and local government resources on offer? Government programs typically do not consider or emphasize strategic and meaningful leveraging and collaboration with other programs, much less provide valuable guidance to do so. The lack of coordination within and between agencies and …

ICAST Empowers Multifamily Affordable Housing: New Resources Unveiled for Clean Energy Upgrades!

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ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology), a national 501c3 nonprofit, has spearheaded a transformative initiative to empower Multifamily Affordable Housing (MFAH) communities to take advantage of the windfall created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). With support from experts across the housing, energy, and financing fields, ICAST has crafted three comprehensive Resource Guides that …

Braiding Together Tax Credits in the Inflation Reduction Act

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By Ravi Malhotra NH&RA, October 2023 One of the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) most significant budget items is the money for tax credits, which could ultimately be worth over $500 billion. Key credits for multifamily affordable housing include: New Energy Efficient Homes Credit (45L); Solar and Energy Storage Investment Tax Credit (ITC); Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit (30C); and …