World Habitat Day

Today, on World Habitat Day, we’re highlighting many of the Habitat for Humanity projects financed by the New Markets Tax Credit. The credit has supported thousands of affordable, single-family houses – often in areas recovering from disasters.

Omaha Habitat for Humanity

Nebraska-Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of St. Louis

Missouri-Habitat

The Housing Partnership Network Uses $40M in NMTC to close the gap between community development and affordable homes

In late 2016, the Housing Partnership Network (HPN) received $40M in NMTC to invest in revitalizing neighborhoods overrun with vacant and foreclosed properties. In a program known for its awardees’ focus on community, commercial and manufacturing facilities, HPN’s approach is less common. Developed in close partnership with Smith NMTC Associates, LLCit aims to bring to light the importance of homeownership in reviving the economies of struggling communities, also known as new or weak markets, throughout the US.

Habitat of Boston, Paterson, NJ, and Coastal Fairfield, CT

Morgan Stanley Volunteers at Paterson Habitat For Humanity’s 2017 Corporate Challenge on June 22th, 2017

Citi and Habitat for Humanity International have provided New Markets Tax Credit financing for three Habitat affiliates in Boston, Paterson, N.J., and Coastal Fairfield County, Conn. Over the next seven years, these Habitat affiliates will use the funding to collectively build and sell more than 30 homes to low-income families while providing them with financial education and support.

Financing Models

U.S. Bank helped develop a financing structure that has made homeownership possible for thousands of people

A decade ago, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) met with Habitat for Humanity International to develop a new markets tax credit (NMTC) financing structure that continues to serve as a model for the home construction and improvement work.

Financing Models

Smith NMTC’s Habitat for Humanity Financing Model

This unique program utilizes a model (NMTC Housing Model) that helps affordable for-sale housing developers increase development capacity using New Markets Tax Credits. Since 2008, Smith has structured and facilitated 28 closings with 15 different Community Development Entities (CDEs) totaling over $370 million.

The NMTC helped communities recover after Katrina.

Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity to build 38 homes with tax credits

Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity is one of 11 Habitat affiliates that will share $22 million in New Markets Tax Credits funding to help build 239 homes.