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Hollis and Jackson Speak at ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Fall Boot Camp

Jones Walker Affordable Housing Team members Alysse Hollis and Toni Jackson were panelists at the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Fall Boot Camp in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Hollis’ session, “Tax Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing,” focused on the underlying rules for tax-exempt bond financing for affordable housing and the … Continue Reading

Rick Lazio to speak at AHDC 2016 Policy Conference

Rick A. Lazio, a partner in the firm’s Affordable Housing Practice Group in the New York office, will speak at the Affordable Housing Developers Council (AHDC) Policy Conference being held in New York City on September 9, 2016. The AHDC is the coalition representing Affordable Housing Developer CEO’s from around the country and matures the … Continue Reading

Affordable Housing Team Member Toni Jackson Moderates Panel on Workforce Housing

Antoinette M. Jackson, a partner in the firm’s Affordable Housing Practice Group in the Houston office, moderated the panel, “Debunking the Myths on Workforce Housing,” for the Houston Association of Realtors on June 23, 2016. The discussion addressed misunderstandings surrounding the topic of workforce housing and educated on what available resources these respective entities provide. … Continue Reading

Interim Hearing of the Texas House Committee of Urban Affairs

On May 23, 2016, the Texas House Committee of Urban Affairs held a hearing to hear invited testimony on several of its interim charges. I was invited to provide testimony at this hearing. These interim hearings are very important as they inform our legislators on issues within the mission of the committee as well as … Continue Reading

Jones Walker Attorney, Toni Jackson, participates in Civil Rights Symposium

Jones Walker housing attorney, Toni Jackson, served as a panelist during a symposium sponsored by the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law on February 19, 2016. The title of the symposium was The Civil Rights Agenda, The Roberts Court, and the last Three Years of Challenges: What Now? This panel was very timely … Continue Reading

Jones Walker Affordable Housing Team Members Present on Rebuilding After Disaster: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy

The Jones Walker Affordable Housing Team members Rick Lazio and Brian Lawlor will co-moderate a panel on Rebuilding after Disaster: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy at the Novogradac Affordable Housing Tax Credit Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana October 1-2, 2015. Aug. 29th marked 10 years since New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina. … Continue Reading

Jones Walker’s Affordable Housing Team Attends the Texas Housing Conference

  Jones Walker Affordable Housing Team members Toni Jackson, Alysse Hollis, and John Peck, attend the Texas Housing Conference July 27-29, 2015 in Austin, TX. Toni served as a moderator for the panel entitled, HUD Preservation Programs. This panel discussed financing options and new programs for those older developments that have met tax credit compliance … Continue Reading

NYC Housing Authority Developer RFP

On July 2, the New York City Housing Authority issued a request for proposals from developers to create senior and family housing on underused Housing Authority properties.  Included in the RFP are three locations, two in Brooklyn and one in the Bronx. Responses are due September 30, 2015.  The RFP can be accessed here:  http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/developers/rfp-rfq-rfo.page… Continue Reading

Louisiana Low Income Housing Credit Awards

The Louisiana Housing Corporation will meet on July 9, 2015 at its offices in Baton Rouge to approve its annual allocations of 9% Low Income Housing Credits. The final rankings of applications can be found here: http://www.lhc.la.gov/assets/Programs/Low_Income_Housing_Tax_Credit/2015LIHTCFinalRankingandScoring.pdf The meeting is open to the public.  Committee meetings begin at 10am and the full board convenes at … Continue Reading

The Silent Housing Crisis

Last Thursday, June 18, 2015, the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families announced the launch of their multi-year effort to elevate America’s silent affordable housing crisis to the national political agenda. The Foundation was created last year by Ron Terwilliger, the former CEO of Trammel Crow Residential, who has been responsible for the … Continue Reading

Antoinette M. Jackson Presents Law School with Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Books

Antoinette M. “Toni” Jackson (with Jones Walker LLP) presented the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (“TMSL”) Library at Texas Southern University with a set of books on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law on February 26, 2015. The books, published by the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (the “Forum”), cover a … Continue Reading
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