NAHMAnalyses – Housing in high poverty areas, high opportunity areas, and “Opportunity Zones”

NAHMAnalyses – Housing in high poverty areas, high opportunity areas, and “Opportunity Zones”

Today, NAHMA published three NAHMAnalyses relating to housing and opportunity, including housing in high poverty areas and high opportunity areas, as well as investment in “Opportunity Zones.”

Opportunity Zone Investment and Affordable Housing

This NAHMAnalysis looks to a recent tax code change that could increase access to housing and opportunity in economically depressed communities: the creation of “Opportunity Zones” and “Opportunity Funds” as a new investment vehicle. This analysis examines how the new tax benefit could impact affordable housing in the qualified investment zones and beyond.

Affordable Housing in High Opportunity Areas

In a recent white paper titled Affordable Housing in High Opportunity Areas: An Overview of Demographic and Housing Characteristics, Freddie Mac provided housing market insights on high opportunity areas. This NAHMAnalysis provides relevant affordable housing takeaways for members to help understand the challenges associated with providing affordable housing in these areas.

Mixed-Income Housing in Areas of Concentrated Poverty

In recent a report titled Spotlight on Underserved Markets: Mixed-Income Housing in Areas of Concentrated Poverty, Freddie Mac analyzed Areas of Concentrated Poverty (ACPs) and the prevalence of mixed-income housing. This NAHMAanalysis highlights the report’s relevant data and takeaways on affordable housing programs, particularly the composition of demographics and affordable housing in ACPs.