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12/20/12 - Nonprofit Quarterly
jcjgphotography / Shutterstock.com The most insightful statement about predicting the future comes from Nobel Prize-winning chemist Neils Bohr, who reportedly once said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.
D.C. is concerned that 2013 will see a referendum on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, a public-private partnership that is the largest creator...
12/20/12 - The Daily Citizen
(NAPSI)—Here's hot news: Homeowners who invest in a geothermal heating and cooling system receive savings not only at the time of installation, but well into the future.
...system before December 31, 2016, can take advantage of a federal renewable energy tax credit that offers a tax incentive of 30 percent of the...
12/19/12 - My San Antonio (AP)
The San Antonio Food Bank on Wednesday announced it has raised $15 million to double its facility, capping off the largest capital campaign in the organization's 32-year history.
...in an envelope. The food bank also received $4 million through New Markets Tax Credits, a federal program that helps build facilities in low-income...
12/19/12 - Alaska Business Monthly
Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 19, 2012 –In an effort to promote independent living among Alaska Seniors, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is holding a meet and greet for residents and wellness providers of Chugach Manor and Chugach View Senior Housing Facilities in Anchorage.
...history of providing Alaskans access to safe quality and affordable housing throughhome financing programs, energy efficiency and weatherization ...
12/19/12 - PRLog
Cartographic Associates Incorporated (CAI) of Littleton is enjoying significant cost savings due to their newly installed wood pellet boiler, started up in October.
...project was paid in part by a NH Public Utilities Commission s Renewable Energy Grant. The grant funding came from the PUC s Renewable Energy ...
12/19/12 - Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Count students among the newest denizens of Uptown, a sleek retail-and-residential project lining Euclid Avenue in Cleveland's University Circle.
...Circle, provided a long-term loan. A KeyBank affiliate offered New Markets Tax Credits, federal tax credits meant to lure investment to financially...
12/18/12 - Top Instabloggers -- Seeking Alpha
Links to Free Copies of Documents Filed in the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases of Edison Mission Energy and its Affiliates Our newest website - courtreads.
...Authorize Debtors to Continued Performance of Obligations Under Renewable Energy Tax Credit Agreements and Payment of Prepetition Obligations ...
12/18/12 - Northland's NewsCenter
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - NorShore Theatre restoration project partner The Duluth Playhouse has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society, which officials say will go toward making high–quality arts experiences more accessible.
...of the Sheraton hotel in Duluth has been granted $10 million in New Markets Tax Credits in an effort to boost incentive for new businesses in...
12/18/12 - Agri News
MINNEAPOLIS — A coalition of Minnesota business leaders, elected officials, sportsmens' groups and environmental organizations have come together to urge support of the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit and the Offshore Wind Investment Tax Credit.
...no discussion on their merits every couple years like there is with renewable energy tax credits. By Janet Kubat Willette jkubat@ agrinews.com
12/18/12 - EarthTechling
Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of Alliance to Save Energy. Author credit goes to Rob Mosher. You could be eligible to receive a sizable tax return if you invested in an electric vehicle, geothermal heat pump, or fuel cell system in 2012.
...Incentives. Status of Other Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credits While renewable energy tax credits for small, residential wind turbines and for...
12/18/12 - Climate Change Policy & Practice
The European Commission has awarded over €1.2 billion in grants to 23 renewable energy projects covering a range of technologies, including: bioenergy; concentrated solar power; geothermal power; wind; ocean energy and smart grids for distributed renewable energy management.
Emissions Revenues Contribute to €1.2 Billion in New EU Renewable Energy Grants The European Commission has awarded over €1.2 billion in grants ...
12/18/12 - Northland's NewsCenter
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The restoration of the historic NorShor Theatre is taking a step forward with recent receipt of letters of financial support from foundation, state, and federal sources.
...construction. Sherman Associates received: - $10 million commitment in New Markets Tax Credits from the National Trust Community Investment Corporation .
12/18/12 - Kansas City
The Kansas City Star By DIANE STAFFORD The Kansas City Star Updated: 2012-12-18T18:37:49Z Greater Kansas City LISC said Tuesday that it has invested more than $6.
...also provided about $5 million in equity financing through the national New Markets Tax Credits allocation. Those credits generated $ 1.14 million...
12/18/12 - EcoRI
PROVIDENCE — Next year installers of solar panels for homes and small businesses will get a boost from the state Renewable Energy Development Fund (REF).
...small-scale solar and wind businesses have sought since a state renewable energy tax credit expired in 2010. Monday evening the state Economic ...
12/18/12 - Wdio.com
The restoration of Duluth's historic NorShor Theatre moved one step closer to completion Tuesday thanks to some financial support. Letters of commitment from foundation, state, and federal sources to project partners, the Duluth Playhouse and the development company Sherman Associates, have spurred
Sherman Associates, also received a $10 million commitment in New Markets Tax Credits from the National Trust Community Investment Corporation .
12/17/12 - WBFO 89.7
More new housing is going up near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. State and local elected officials and religious leaders officially broke ground Friday, December 14, 2012 for 49-new townhomes at the corner of Maple and Virginia Streets in Buffalo.
...state is providing just over $2-millions in funding along with low income housing tax credits. And the City of Buffalo is providing just under...
12/17/12 - Alaska Business Monthly
Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 17, 2012 – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) will make $7.6 million in federal grant funds and federal low-income housing tax credits available in 2013 to spur construction and operation of new rental facilities in Alaska’s capital city.
...history of providing Alaskans access to safe, quality and affordable housing through home financing programs, energy efficiency and weatherization ...
12/17/12 - WBFO 89.7
More new housing is going up near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. State and local elected officials and religious leaders officially broke ground Friday, December 14, 2012 for 49-new townhomes at the corner of Maple and Virginia Streets in Buffalo.
...state is providing just over $2-millions in funding along with low income housing tax credits. And the City of Buffalo is providing just under...
12/17/12 - Stock Market Summary - Boston.com
- Program expansion to launch early 2013- New York, NY -December 17, 2012- Centerline Capital Group ("Centerline"), a provider of real estate financial and asset management services for affordable and conventional multifamily housing, and a subsidiary of Centerline Holding Company (OTC: CLNH), anno
...extensive history in affordable housing lending and equity investment through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program made us a logical choice to...
12/17/12 - Stock Market Summary - Boston.com
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A pro-wind power official from Minnesota said existing renewable energy tax credits means it's cheaper to build a wind farm than a coal-fired power plant.
...(UPI) -- A pro-wind power official from Minnesota said existing renewable energy tax credits means it's cheaper to build a wind farm than a coal-fired...
12/17/12 - energyDigger
A pro-wind power official from Minnesota said existing renewable energy tax credits means it's cheaper to build a wind farm than a coal-fired power plant.
...In Budget Debate A pro-wind power official from Minnesota said existing renewable energy tax credits means it's cheaper to build a wind farm...
12/17/12 - GreenvilleOnline.com (AP)
An affordable housing project in Easley has received a $404,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta that will help finance the project, the developer said.
56-unit Easley housing project gets financing help An affordable housing project in Easley has received a $404,000 grant from the Federal Home...
12/16/12 - Citybizlist
MassHousing and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) have closed on $8.2 million in Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) loans for affordable housing communities in Acton, Lunenburg and Springfield.
$8.2M in Affordable Housing Trust Fund Financing Closes in Mass. MassHousing and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD ) have...
12/16/12 - MultifamilyBiz.com
NEW YORK, NY - Centerline Capital Group (“Centerline”), a provider of real estate financial and asset management services for affordable and conventional multifamily housing, and a subsidiary of Centerline Holding Company (OTC: CLNH), announced today it was selected to participate in a tax credit pi
...extensive history in affordable housing lending and equity investment through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program made us a logical choice to...
12/15/12 - Buffalo Rising
Transformation of Buffalo's historic Fruit Belt neighborhood continued on Dec. 14 when federal, state and local government officials joined religious leaders in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new townhome project.
"Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, the State's investment of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and New York State HOME Funds are providing quality...
12/14/12 - Daily Kos
David Crane and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote an excellent op-ed in the New York Times calling for Solar Panels for Every Home, the price of which has dropped by 80% in the last five years.
...hurdles impeding solar generation" and also and renew the "renewable energy tax credit which Congress seems poised to eliminate to balance the...
12/14/12 - Before It's News
(Before It's News) First published on ClimateProgress.org, a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, which was recently named one of Time magazine’s Top 25 blogs of 2010.
...electricity generated. There s another benefit to making this rule change. Renewable energy tax credits all expire in the coming years. For wind ,
12/14/12 - Video Based Tutorials
US-MUNICIPALS-TAXES-PEW:Runaway costs of some state tax incentives questioned-study
...2011. The Pew study also criticized Louisiana drilling tax credits and renewable energy tax credits in Hawaii for dramatic jumps in cost over short...
12/14/12 - The Buffalo News (AP)
Local officials gather to break ground on townhouse project
...funds to the project. Additional funding includes $10 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the New York State Homes and Community Renewal...
12/14/12 - Paramus Post
Reps. Crowley, DeLauro, Grimm, Larson, LoBiondo, Pascrell, Rangel, Runyan, Smith Discuss Legislation to Provide Tax Relief to Struggling Families & Businesses WASHINGTON – To help families and businesses struggling to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, U.
...electric energy or gas. Housing Assistance: Increased allocation of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit for declared disaster areas . Waiver of certain...
12/14/12 - Stevens Point Journal
Lucrative tax credit is on verge of expiring
...deal? Wind would take a hit, says Michael Bernier, who analyzes renewable energy tax credits for Ernst & Young, a global accounting firm . He...
12/14/12 - STLtoday.com (AP)
A state panel studying Missouri's 61 tax credit programs issued its final report Friday, calling for sharp cuts to two of the most popular -- and most expensive -- programs.
...@tlwriter. Tax Credits, Tax Credit Review Commission, Historic Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Economic Development , Gov. Jay Nixon, Tim...
12/14/12 - American Journal of Transportation
US wind tower manufacturers, already facing the expiration of a tax credit that has pumped up demand for wind energy projects, pleaded for a U.S. government panel to approve steep duties on imports from China and Vietnam.
...Elliot Feldman, an attorney at Baker & Hostetler. Meanwhile, a renewable energy tax credit that has fueled demand for wind energy projects is set...
12/14/12 - Business News & Financial News - Reuters
Dec 14 (Reuters) - Tax credits given by state governments to businesses in the name of economic development often cost too much and accomplish too little, a study released late on Thursday said.
...2011. The Pew study also criticized Louisiana drilling tax credits and renewable energy tax credits in Hawaii for dramatic jumps in cost over short...
12/14/12 - Calhoun Times
The Cherokee Mill Lofts project has finally received the finances it has been waiting for. Suzanne Roland with the Downtown Development Authority spoke Monday at the Calhoun City Council Work Session and told the council that she had received all three “pieces to the puzzle.
Department of Housing and urban Development, $1 million home loan and a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), according to Roland . She said...
12/14/12 - MultifamilyBiz.com
BOSTON, MA - The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is investing $33.5 million of union pension capital to construct 129 apartments for low-income households at Old Colony, one of Boston's largest and most distressed public housing properties.
...investments of $1.2 billion, together with $59.6 million of New Markets Tax Credits from the HIT's subsidiary Building America CDE , have generated more...
12/13/12 - Pew Center on the States
When Danny Bigel was a film producer, one of his biggest headaches had nothing to do with pampered actors, finicky directors or the fickle movie-going public.
...this year s legislative session defending the state s transferable renewable energy tax credit and historic preservation tax credit . Caldwell...
12/13/12 - Docstoc
New Markets Tax Credits - BRT REALTY TRUST - 12-13-2012
12/13/12 - Commercial Property Executive
Bloomberg, Terwilliger, Arker Cos. and NeighborWorks honored at NYHC/NHC annual awards program By Keat Foong, Finance Editor There may be increasing concern about the prospects for affordable housing.
Calegero said that one estimate places the chance for the survival of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit at a little better than 50 percent. The...
12/13/12 - WJBF-TV
Updated: December 13, 2012 - 5:56 AM VOTER ID Judge, lawyers, to discuss Pa. voter ID case HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A Commonwealth Court judge plans to meet with lawyers on both sides of Pennsylvania's voter-identification law to discuss how to handle arguments on its constitutionality.
...Endowment says that more than $70 million in state and federal renewable energy grants and loans has largely gone to biomass burners in Pennsylvania ,
12/13/12 - Investor Village
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/solar-panels-for-every-home.html?_r=1 WE don’t think much about pitch pine poles until storms like Hurricane Sandy litter our landscape with their splintered corpses and arcing power lines.
...regulatory hurdles impeding solar generation and use incentives like the renewable energy tax credit which Congress seems poised to eliminate to...
12/13/12 - El Paso Times - Mediawebsite.net
-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is investing $33.5 million of union pension capital to construct 129 apartments for low-income households at Old Colony, one of Boston's largest and most distressed public housing properties.
...investments of $1.2 billion, together with $59.6 million of New Markets Tax Credits from the HIT's subsidiary Building America CDE , have generated more...
12/13/12 - GlobeSt.com
BETHESDA, MD-Walker & Dunlop secured two acquisition loans totaling $19.8 million under Freddie Mac's Capital Markets Execution Program for two properties owned by CAPREIT in Newport News, VA.
...GlobeSt.com. Both properties are affordable, under Section 42 of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. Arboretum Place contains 76 LIHTC units ,
12/13/12 - REJournals.com
This nearly empty mall is becoming a mixed-use development. There will soon be one fewer dead mall in the Midwest, thanks to a partnership between a developer, bank, investment fund and government agencies in St.
...by St. Louis County Economic Council was awarded $32 million in New Markets Tax Credits. The investment fund provided $10 million of these funds...
12/13/12 - REJournals.com
Walker & Dunlop as of the end of the third quarter of the year had provided more than $81 million in financing for affordable housing communities across the country.
...quarter of the year had provided more than $81 million in financing for affordable housing communities across the country. And the company expects...
12/13/12 - RenewablesBiz
Dec 12 - Derrick DePledge The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
...experts and state tax regulators "looking at the best way to fix the renewable energy tax credit so there is less of an impact on the state's...
12/13/12 - MultifamilyBiz.com
BETHESDA, MD - Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it recently provided $19,847,000 under Freddie Mac's Capital Markets Execution Program to CAPREIT, Inc.
...coast-to-coast. Both properties are affordable, under Section 42 of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Arboretum Place contains 76 LIHTC...
12/13/12 - Fordham Unoversity
Contact: Michael Larkin (212) 636-7175 mlarkin@fordham.edu NEW YORK—Fordham University has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Peace Corps, becoming the 35th partner of the agency’s Fellows/USA program.
...will engage in fieldwork that addresses the creation, preservation, and financing of affordable housing in the Bronx. The Fellow will be serving...
12/12/12 - SunGazette.com
Other building, parking lots included in purchase while Y secures new site
...gap. He said about $2 million is expected from the federal New Markets Tax Credits program, which gives such credits to businesses that invest...
12/12/12 - Anchorage Daily News
AHFC Announces $35 Million to Provide Housing for Low-Income and Senior Alaskans Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 10, 2012 – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) strives to make our communities stronger by providing access to safe, quality, affordable housing.
...history of providing Alaskans access to safe, quality and affordable housing through home financing programs, energy efficiency and weatherization ...