Emily J. Vaias

The program will provide an overview of the complexity of the mixed-use public/private partnership development process. It will also cover:

  • How affordable housing is financed with federal low income housing tax credits, taxable Debt, taking out short term tax-exempt bonds, and a mix of equity, state, and county low-interest loans.
  • The need for flexibility in programming. The challenges and advantages of co-locating affordable housing and public amenities.
  • The challenges of developing the project in such a complex and diverse neighborhood.
  • The need for the commitment of Montgomery County to create transit oriented affordable housing projects.

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