The Role of "Filtering" in Housing Affordability

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Traditionally, the majority of housing affordable to many families has come through “filtering” – as apartment homes grow older, they gradually become part of the “naturally occurring affordable housing.” Following the Great Recession and Global Financial Crisis, this process reversed as value-add investors rehabbed apartments into higher rent classes to make up for the lack of new construction.
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On August 31, 2016, the IRS released final regulations (“Final Regulations”) to clarify the definition of “real property” for purposes of the asset tests applicable to real estate investment trusts (“REITs”). The Final Regulations generally follow the proposed regulations, released on May 14, 2014 (the “Proposed Regulations”), although there are certain important changes from the Proposed Regulations. The most important of the changes are discussed herein. Changes from the Proposed Regulations include.

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