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Jones Walker is uniquely qualified to advise and assist a new entrant in the national financial services and housing markets. Not only does Jones Walker have a strong history and reputation in the area of housing and housing development and finance, but it has the legal talent to advise and assist in complex representations that involve government entities, private developers, and financial services companies.

In the affordable housing space, our Jones Walker clients include:

  • Commercial lenders
  • Apartment Developers
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit investors
  • Mortgage and investment bankers
  • Nonprofit and for-profit developers
  • Public housing authorities
  • Bond issuers
  • State and local housing finance agencies
  • Underwriters
  • Redevelopment Authorities
  • Mortgage REITS
  • Investment funds, including those held by pension and life insurance entities that own or wish to purchase pools of mortgages
  • Mortgage Insurers
  • Multi-family and single family mortgage brokers and servicers
  • Hedge funds and other investors who bid on REO (Real Estate Owned) by the GSEs
  • Freddie and Fannie
  • Community Development Agencies and Industrial Development Authorities
  • Dormitory Authorities
  • Tax credit syndicators
  • Those eligible for preservation grants for affordable multi-family and related tax issues (loan forgiveness)

In the affordable housing space, members of Jones Walker have counseled clients in the following areas:

  • Section 8 contract expiration, renewal, and opt-out
  • Mortgage restructuring
  • Securitized Loans
  • Construction, Development, Bridge and Permanent Financing
  • Affordable seniors housing
  • Public housing privatization
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • HUD regulatory compliance
  • Defaults, foreclosures, and property disposition
  • HUD-insured multifamily finance
  • Acquisition and sale of REO (Real Estate Owned) by the GSEs
  • Housing litigation and enforcement
  • Affordable housing bond issuances
  • Section 42 Low Income Tax Credit projects
  • HOME and CDBG programs
  • Congressional Assistance – Katrina programs
  • State law issues
  • Federal, State and Local Tax issues

Our Jones Walker attorneys have been called upon by clients engaged in the acquisition, development, expansion, and disposition of a number of difference housing projects:

  • Military housing
  • Mixed-income/mixed-use housing
  • Affordable Housing
  • Multifamily housing
  • Planned communities/condominiums/townhomes
  • Land Use
  • Zoning
  • Public housing
  • Senior/special needs housing
  • Single-family housing
  • Student housing
  • Workforce housing
  • Prison facilities
  • Disaster Housing

Our Jones Walker finance attorneys provide pragmatic, leading-edge advice on even the most complex transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions/assumptions
  • Bonds–Taxable and Tax Exempt
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Low-Interest Loans
  • Construction and bridge loans
  • Capital grant financing programs
  • Community Development Block Grants
  • Defaults and workouts
  • Green building/energy efficiency initiatives
  • Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and Federal Home Loan Banks
  • HUD programs
  • Mixed Use finance
  • Portfolio sales and acquisitions
  • Restructuring of the GSEs
  • Section 8 contracts and vouchers
  • Tax credits–Low Income, Historic, and New Market
  • Tax Credit Exchange Program
  • Tax Credit Assistance Programs

Our services also involve, when necessary, fair housing litigation, private activity bond allocation, and CRA compliance.