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Reinforce Lessons from LIHTC

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Emulate, expand and reinforce the lessons we have learned from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program: Simple, minimally managed federal support, guidance and regulation. Equitable allocation mechanisms. Allocation decisions at the state level. Best practices encouragement. Self-enforcing mechanisms to ensure quality performance by owners and investors. Coupling with other federal, state, and local resources. Demonstrated performance. Strong support from the investment and public communities.

Conrad Egan is Senior Advisor for the Affordable Housing Institute


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2012-11-20 00:00:00
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