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House and Senate Letter in Support of Private Activity Bonds, 4% Housing Credits, and Advance Refunding
The full Senate is expected to take up its tax bill the week of November 27. The letter, which advocates should encourage their Senate and House Republican members to sign onto, asks Congressional leadership to protect private activity bond (PABs) financing and advance refunding bonds in any final tax bill. The ...
Tax Reform Bills Harm Affordable Housing
The House bill ends the 4% LIHTC program by ending the tax exemption for private activity bonds. Using multifamily housing bonds, a type of private activity bond, is the only way to trigger use of 4% LIHTCs. Ending one ends the other. Nationally, more than 50% of all LIHTC transactions were through 4% LIHTCs (the remaining were ...
Robyn Stone: Looking Back on a 40-Year Research Career
Robyn Stone reflected on her 40-year career after being awarded the 2016 Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging by the Gerontological Society of America.
Should Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Nursing Home Quality be Reported Publicly?
New research led by an assistant professor of gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston may support calls favoring public reporting, at the individual nursing-home level, of quality measures based on race and ethnicity.
How Person-Centered Care Affects Resident Satisfaction
A new article in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association shares findings from LeadingAge research on person-centered care in Kansas nursing homes.