affordable housing

ESI Releases Study on how Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation can Advance Itself

April 9, 2015 / Comments Off on ESI Releases Study on how Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation can Advance Itself

ESI has released a study recommending how the Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation (PHADC), an active affiliate of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), can advance itself and help generate non-federal income to support PHA in its affordable housing goals as federal funding has decreased in recent years. ESI suggested PHADC remains committed to affordable housing […]

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New York Times Publishes Article on Philadelphia Affordable Housing Supported by ESI Research

March 31, 2014 / Comments Off on New York Times Publishes Article on Philadelphia Affordable Housing Supported by ESI Research

ESI has been working with the Philadelphia City Council on a project that will bring affordable housing to Philadelphia. Officials announced in March their plan to increase this city’s stock of affordable housing by using tax incentives and bond proceeds to redevelop 1,500 vacant, city-owned properties over the next two to three years. The plan is […]

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Senior Advisor John Paone on Uses for Vacant Schools

November 11, 2013 / Comments Off on Senior Advisor John Paone on Uses for Vacant Schools

ESI Senior Advisor, John Paone and Mark Schwartz (Regional Housing Legal Services) co-authored the article, Use Vacant Schools for Housing for Seniors, Disabled, for the Philadelphia Inquirer, in which they put forth the idea of re-using vacant schools in Philadelphia for seniors and the disabled. For the most part, affordable housing developments in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania […]

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Estimating The Negative Impacts Of Capital Funding Cuts To Public Housing

February 26, 2012 / Comments Off on Estimating The Negative Impacts Of Capital Funding Cuts To Public Housing

Econsult Corporation was retained by The Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation of the Housing Authority Insurance Group (PAHRC) to help estimate the distribution and scale of negative impacts of cuts in capital funding to public housing authorities (PHAs) in the United States. The aim of this joint effort was to inform national policy discussions about whether and how much the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should cut federal funding to PHAs for capital expenditures. This study was national in scope, although localized effects are being explored and local examples have been detailed.

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ACHIEVEability: Local Economic Impacts

May 14, 2011 / Comments Off on ACHIEVEability: Local Economic Impacts

Our firm was retained by ACHIEVEability to estimate the impact the organization has on the City of Philadelphia Our firm was retained by ACHIEVEability to estimate the impact the organization has on the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in addition to individuals and families associated with the program. Based in West Philadelphia, […]

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Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Mixed-Use Development

May 10, 2010 / Comments Off on Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Mixed-Use Development

Econsult Corporation was retained by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) to calculate the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV) of a proposed 911-unit development at Cinnaminson Harbour. Econsult was asked to calculate the IRR and the NPV under two different scenarios: the first was given currently allowed […]

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