March 01, 2007

Should We Foster the Nonprofit Housing Sector as Developers and Owners of Subsidized Rental Housing?

Rachel G. Bratt

RR07-12: The strengths and weaknesses of nonprofit organizations in developing and owning subsidized rental housing are examined. In the course of this study, a number of comparisons are made between for-profit and nonprofit developers. The nonprofit housing sector, including both community development corporations as well as the larger regional and national nonprofit housing organizations, are credited with having produced or rehabilitated more than 1,252,000 units of housing and more than 295,000 units, respectively. Taken together, these organizations have produced about one-third of the units in the social housing sector, which totals about 4.6 million units…

Category: Working Papers

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