With our robust and extensive network, we help shape housing industry policy so we can anticipate issues, cut through complex regulations and keep affordable housing investments moving forward.
Affordable housing and community development raise intricate legal challenges that can be difficult to unravel. Today’s economic and public funding climate present even further complexity so it’s critical to work with attorneys who understand the business of affordable housing and have the creativity to get deals closed.
With one of the largest affordable housing groups in the country, Nixon Peabody offers unparalleled knowledge in this field.
Our attorneys and advisors have worked in legal and policy positions at HUD and the IRS and state housing agencies—and have been involved with every major federal affordable housing initiative in the last 40 years. This experience, coupled with the key strategic relationships we continue to forge gives our clients a special advantage as we bring dynamic deals and parties together.
From Section 8 contract expiration, renewal and opt-out, to mortgage restructuring, Mark-to-Market, prepayment and preservation transactions, Section 236 decouplings (and re-decouplings), as well as development and construction of new affordable housing, we keep your investments moving forward. We also provide help on financing mechanisms such as tax-exempt bonds and low-income housing, new markets, historic and solar tax credits.
Who we work with
- Developers, owners and operators in local markets and nationally. We’ve worked with every kind of housing from communities designed for the elderly and those needing supportive services to housing for veterans, using every type of financing resource.
- Nonprofit or municipal developers or housing operators, from housing authorities to community groups to churches and synagogues.
- Government entities including local and state housing authorities and finance agencies.
- National housing trade organizations. We assist in their efforts to promote and preserve the integrity of affordable housing nationwide and its financing mechanisms.
- We’ve even assisted non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with affordable housing finance and programs outside of the United States.
- Real Estate Pros Brace for NYC Inclusionary Zoning Rules
Law360 | January 16, 2015
New York City Affordable Housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen
is quoted in this feature article discussing New York City's long-awaited
revamped inclusionary zoning rules.
- In Twist, Tenant Who Was Forced out Will Displace One Who Moved In
New York Times | December 19, 2014
New York City Affordable Housing Strategic Policy Advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, a former commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, is quoted in this feature article detailing a potentially precedent-setting New York housing case.
- City to Shoulder More Public Benefit Costs
The Real Deal | November 13, 2014
New York City office managing partner and Affordable Housing attorney Joe Lynch is named as the moderator of a panel during the Massey Knakal Realty Services Multifamily Summit. Panelists included Vicki Been, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development, BFC Partners’ Donald Capoccia, Dunn Development’s Martin Dunn and L&M Development’s CEO Ron Moelis.