Brian E. Lawlor

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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

New York State and Louisiana Announce Early Decision Tax Credit Funding Rounds

The early decision low income housing tax credit funding rounds recently announced by the States of New York and Louisiana provide an opportunity for developers to take advantage of high tax credit pricing, continuing low interest rates and a strong demand for affordable rental housing.  However, these opportunities require developers to respond quickly with developments … 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:… 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: The meeting is open to the public.  Committee meetings begin at 10am and the full board convenes at … Continue Reading

Innovative Zoning Amendments Encourage Development and Preservation of Affordable Housing

As New York City Mayor DeBlasio works to fulfill his ambitious and laudable goal of creating and preserving 200,000 affordable housing units, his administration is exploring new and creative ways to meet the goal.   The City Planning Commission is now leading the way and taking on some of the existing hurdles and “sacred cows” of … Continue Reading