Tag: Affordable Housing

New IRS Guidance: Non-Deductibility of Expenses Paid with PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides loan funds to small businesses in order to help them pay eligible expenses (payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, and utilities).  These covered loans are to be fully forgiven and not to be treated as income to the loan

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Nonprofit Purchasing Policy Considerations

Nonprofits have a multitude of compliance standards to juggle, and constructing a comprehensive nonprofit purchasing policy is no exception. Maintaining tax-exempt status requires adherence to very specific behaviors, and written policy should be reviewed periodically to ensure your organization meets or exceeds standards. Under the new procurement standards, all NPOs receiving federal awards must have

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Pandemic Heightens Sustainable Affordable Housing Efforts

Since the PATH Act in 2015, no major federal legislation has come about to address massive shortages in affordable housing across the U.S. While the House and Senate introduced many bills   since then, legislation seems to die in committee or across the aisle. Much more legislation is enacted at the state level, but we know

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How Affordable Housing Really Happens: Finance + Community

An article last fall in the New York Times demonstrated what billions can and can’t do to bring about more affordable housing in a large metropolitan area. It can’t, for example, convince community groups to allow development in their neighborhoods or local government leaders to support it. Money alone also can’t ensure that a deal

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SBA Revises Forms for PPP Loan Forgiveness, Including New EZ Form

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a revised Form 3508, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application.  The SBA also released a streamlined PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, Form 3508EZ.  The newly issued application forms were needed to address the changes brought upon by the PPP Flexibility Act (PPPFA) of 2020. Form 3508EZ This new

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Affordable Housing FAQ Resource for Multifamily Landlords and Managers

  The coronavirus pandemic has created a disruption to the housing market. Many multifamily and affordable housing landlords and managers are seeing missed rent payments as tenants are losing income. Even if tenants are paying there is an uncertainty around whether or not they will be able to continue. In many markets, evictions are not

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