All posts by Paul Connolly

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Blueprint for December

It’s the time of year many companies conduct performance reviews. If I were 2021’s supervisor, I think I would give the year an “exceeds expectations” rating.

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Merchants Capital Raises $2.7 Million Support Neighborhood Housing  

Merchants Capital said its real estate equity team, in partnership with First Merchants Bank, The National Bank of Indianapolis and Merchants Bank of Indiana, reached the closing of Indiana Social Impact Housing Equity Fund II, LP. The Fund targets large-scale revitalization of vacant single-family homes in traditionally disinvested neighborhoods in and around downtown Indianapolis. 

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Joint Letter to Chairwoman Waters on Amending Emergency Rental Assistance Authorizing Statute

The National Council of State Housing Agencies, along with other major national organizations representing Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) grantees sent a letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) providing recommendations on amending the ERA program to eliminate statutory barriers in administration and expedite the provision of assistance to eligible households.

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NLIHC, PAHRC Update National Housing Preservation Database

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) updated its National Housing Preservation Database with new data for properties assisted by Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, LIHTCs, Public Housing, HUD-insured mortgages, Section 202 Direct Loans, Section 515 mortgages, Section 538 Guaranteed Loans, fair market rent and Real Estate Assessment Center scores.

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