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Affordable Housing & Community Development

Strengthening communities, one unit at a time with affordable and low-income housing.

Husch Blackwell understands that the need for diverse multifamily housing creates opportunities for community growth and improvement. Our multidisciplinary legal team has worked on scores of market housing, affordable and low-income housing, and mixed-use properties.

We leverage our industry knowledge and relationships to help clients minimize up-front capital expenditures by utilizing federal, state and local development incentives and financing opportunities. From builders to redevelopers to lenders, Husch Blackwell housing clients get deals closed.

Our guidance to clients in the affordable and low income housing sector includes:

  • Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)/nonprofit structures
  • Energy tax credits
  • Fair housing
  • Historic tax credits, and layered transactions with LIHTC
  • HOME and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
  • HUD-insured multifamily financing
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
  • Market-rate housing
  • Mixed-income housing
  • Public housing revitalization
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Senior and special-services housing
  • Student housing
  • Tax-exempt bond financing
  • Urban redevelopment projects utilizing state and federal historic tax credits, tax increment financing (TIF) and tax abatements
Media Mentions | November 28, 2018
REJournals: The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones
Media Mentions | October 22, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: Looking to lower capital gains? Good news, St. Louis lawyers say (log-in required)

Jonathan Giokas and Joe Bredehoft of the firm's Opportunity Zones team weigh in.on new Treasury Department and IRS rules governing how capital gains can be deployed to defer and reduce taxes.

Media Mentions | October 10, 2018
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/12/18

The Missouri Bar covers the firm's Opportunity Zones practice.

News Releases | October 4, 2018
New Husch Blackwell Practice Group Focuses on Opportunity Zones

New practice group brings a multidisciplinary approach to assisting clients who wish to invest in the federal Opportunity Zones program.

News Releases | January 24, 2018
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Michael L. Riopel to Milwaukee Office

Michael L. Riopel brings experience with complex financing, real estate, leasing and business transactions to Husch Blackwell.

Testimonial Client Feedback

“Husch Blackwell is motivated to work on behalf of its clients, but makes sure a deal is completed on an orderly and timely basis.”

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Client Results

Vacant property is transformed into vibrant apartment complex.

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