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The House that Uncle Sam Built: The Continued Expansion of Subsidized Housing in New Orleans

May 13, 2009

The House that Uncle Sam Built: The Continued Expansion of Subsidized Housing in New Orleans

Building on prior BGR research, The House that Uncle Sam Built provides numbers on the existing and projected subsidized rental housing supply in the city. It also provides projections at the metropolitan level.

Public Investment, Private Developers

May 15, 2007

In Public Investment, Private Developers: How Louisiana Deployed Its GO Zone Housing Tax Credits, BGR analyzes the unit production and geographic distribution of developments awarded $1.7 billion worth of Gulf Opportunity Zone Housing Tax Credits. In addition, it analyzes the financing and costs of projects that received tax credit awards in December 2006. Developments in that group were eligible to “piggy-back” the tax credits with loans of federal Community Development Block Grant funds made available through a Louisiana Recovery Authority program.

Seeking Subsidies on Top of Subsidies

May 3, 2007

In a follow-up to Protecting New Orleans’ Tax Base: Which PILOTs Should Fly? BGR raises concerns about requests for local property tax subsidies to housing developments that have already received subsidies through state and federal programs.

The Road Home Rental Housing Program: Consequences for New Orleans

Sep 18, 2006

BGR’s report on the Louisiana Recovery Authority’s Road Home rental housing program raises serious concerns about the implications of the program in New Orleans.

The ‘Road Home’ Takes a Wrong Turn

Apr 13, 2006

Following the 2005 disaster, BGR began publishing web-based reports on the rebuilding of New Orleans.

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