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27 | Apr 2017

Against the Odds

POSTED BY: CYNTHIA A. PARKER | CATEGORY:BRIDGE

More than 10,000 families applied for the 115 affordable apartments BRIDGE recently completed at Marea Alta, across from the San Leandro BART Station, making the odds of moving in tougher than gaining admission to Stanford. I’m particularly inspired by the story of one new resident, Ahmad, who has overcome so much to create a better life for his family.

POSTED BY: CYNTHIA A. PARKER | CATEGORY:BRIDGE

While not exactly a household term, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is one of the most powerful and effective tools for the creation of affordable housing. Over the last three decades, this program has resulted in more than three million rental homes for working families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. Virtually all affordable rental housing in the United States has been built or rehabilitated with LIHTCs since the program was introduced in 1986.