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Financing Affordable Housing; Not for the Faint of Heart

Because most of the funds are government funds, they are also subject to political pressures.

October 6, 2017

Getting funding for affordable housing, whether it’s green or not, is competitive and complex. That’s because there aren’t enough funds to address the unmet need for affordable homes. In addition, funding comes from multiple sources, including government programs, which are subject to political pressures.

Who’s Who in Affordable Housing

There was time when most of the affordable housing in the U.S. was built by the government. Since the 1970s, both for-profit and non-profit developers have built and renovated most of the affordable housing.