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Rick Lazio Speaks with Affordable Housing Finance on Key Housing Issues Coming in 2017

Jones Walker Affordable Housing Team Leader Rick Lazio speaks with Affordable Housing Finance on “Key Housing Issues Coming in 2017.” We have got an enormous opportunity to make the case to close the gap in the affordability of housing …We need the resources and creativity and the leadership to get the job done. Rick also … Continue Reading

Rick Lazio Speaks with Housing Wire Magazine on How Housing and Healthcare Go Together

Rick A. Lazio, a partner on the firm’s Affordable Housing Team, was recently interviewed for the article “Here’s one way housing and healthcare go together” in HousingWire magazine. Rick spoke about how the healthcare industry and housing industry cross paths in many situations and there are thousands of Americans in hospitals that don’t want to … Continue Reading

Rick Lazio Speaks with HousingWire Magazine on Current State of Housing in the U.S. and Lack of Housing Policy Mentions by Presidential Candidates

Rick A. Lazio, a partner on the firm’s Affordable Housing Team, was recently interviewed for the article “Rick Lazio: Presidential candidates would do right to mention housing policy” in HousingWire magazine as part of an interview series with Affordable Housing professionals. Rick spoke about where affordable housing policy stands now and what improvement is still … Continue Reading

Raising the Roof at the Presidential Convention

I was a guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning with former Governor Howard Dean discussing the just completed Republican and Democratic presidential convention. I attended the Republican convention and co-hosted a fundraising event and concert which was intended to raise awareness about the growing affordable housing crisis in the United States. Aided by award … Continue Reading

Affordable Housing Takes Front Seat at New Orleans Mayor’s 2016 State of the City

In his 2016 State of the City, New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu unveiled an ambitious 5 year affordable housing plan which calls for the development and preservation of 7500 affordable housing units, supports mixed income developments and commits $17 million per year in resources to support the plan. In coordination with the Mayor’s announcement, … 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
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