Practices

Housing

With more than 60 attorneys, our housing practice is one of the largest in the country. We provide innovative and practical advice in the development and financing of housing and community development projects nationwide.

Our housing and community development experience includes representation of more than 80 housing authorities, the closing of hundreds of bond transactions as bond and underwriter’s counsel, and involvement in thousands of tax-credit transactions. We routinely represent borrowers and more than a dozen approved lenders under all multifamily programs of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Helping NYC Housing Authority Close Historic Deal

Ballard Spahr housing attorneys worked closely with the General Counsel's Office of the New York City Housing Authority to close one of the largest public-private partnership tax credit bond deals in U.S. history.
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Experience 

We have been involved in nearly every type of housing transaction. Representative matters include:

  • We assisted in the restructuring and refinancing of eight Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans in excess of $91 million for a senior housing and post-acute care provider.
  • We advised regional senior housing developer and operator in six new and expansion projects in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Florida.
  • We have assisted numerous developers in strategic planning and negotiation of the purchase, financing, construction, and/or renovations of nearly 1,400 market rate and affordable apartment, senior housing, and single family homes across Minnesota and the Midwest.