January 28, 2015

Who Benefits from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit?

By David Reiss

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research has released a report, Understanding  Whom  the  LIHTC  Program  Serves: Tenants  in  LIHTC  Units  as  of  December  31,  2012. By way of background, The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program provides tax credits … Continue reading

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January 13, 2015

Housing Subsidies For Those Who Need Them

By David Reiss

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has posted Aligning Federal Low Income Housing Programs with Housing Need. The Executive Summary goes right to the heart of the matter: The number of renters in the United States has steadily increased since … Continue reading

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January 24, 2014

Preserving Low-Income Housing

By David Reiss

NYC Mayor De Blasio announced an aggressive goal of producing and preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years. New York City will need to be as creative as possible to achieve this goal and will need … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014

Tax Incentives for Sustainable Homeownership

By David Reiss

Harris, Steuerle and Eng have published New Perspectives on Homeownership Tax Incentives in Tax Notes. The report presents three tax reforms designed to promote homeownership that are fundamentally different from earlier proposals. Many of those earlier proposals would convert existing … Continue reading

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December 16, 2013

Reiss on “Sexy Tax Breaks” for Luxury Housing

By David Reiss

MainStreet.com quoted me in Luxury Real Estate with Sexy Tax Breaks. The story reads in part, Buying a high end property doesn’t always cost a fortune for the wealthy especially if there are tax breaks attached. debt payments actual Property … Continue reading

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December 10, 2013

Imposing Order on Recording Chaos

By David Reiss

Dale Whitman has posted A Proposal for a National Mortgage Registry: MERS Done Right. This is great timing because he will be touching on some of the issues raised in this article in tomorrow’s webinar. His proposal for a national … Continue reading

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September 30, 2013

Borden & Reiss on REMIC Failure, in a Big Way

By David Reiss

Brad and I posted REMIC Tax Enforcement as Financial-Market Regulator to SSRN (as well as to BePress). The article is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Business and it provides our extended analysis of how the … Continue reading

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