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.
- First RAD Component 2 Deals Using PBRA Contracts Close
Affordable Housing Finance | January 19, 2016
Affordable Housing practice group leader Stephen Wallace and Affordable Housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen are featured throughout this article highlighting Nixon Peabody’s successful closing of the first four Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Component 2 preservation projects using 20-year Sec. 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) contracts in the nation.
- Congress Looks to Make Rents More Affordable
Washington Post | December 21, 2015
This article discusses the recent tax bill cleared by Congress, which makes the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit more generous and easier to finance the construction of affordable rental housing. Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein, one of the leading advocates, is quoted in the piece. The article notes that Nixon Peabody “has one of the nation’s leading legal practices that specializes in tax credits and real estate development.”
- Can Multifamily Developers Fix the Affordable Housing Crisis?
Real Estate Bisnow | December 4, 2015
This feature story discusses Washington, DC’s efforts to improve the state of the city’s affordable housing. The topic was the main focus at Bisnow’s Multifamily Annual Conference. Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk and Affordable Housing practice group leader Steve Wallace are featured within the story.