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Visit of Pope Francis & Opportunity it Creates for Housing Advocates

Housing advocates are applauding Pope Francis’ powerful message during his U.S. tour that “there is no social or moral justification, no justification whatsoever, for lack of housing.”  His words were amplified by his choice to move out of the power corridors of the nation’s Capitol and join 300 homeless people.   The Pope’s exhortation that … 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

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


On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court released a 5-4 ruling that allows housing policies and practices to be challenged under the Fair Housing Act. The ruling of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, et. al, has been one of the most highly anticipated rulings in the area … 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

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