Dewar and Deng Present at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Margaret Dewar and Lan Deng, along with Master of Urban and Regional Planning student Melissa Bloem, presented the paper, "Saving Decent Affordable Housing In Detroit: The Challenges for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Projects at Year 15," at the 2017 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference in Denver, Colorado on October 14. The paper was presented in the session, “Preserving Housing in Detroit's Weak Market Conditions.” The goal of the research was to answer the question: what are the outcomes for LIHTC projects reaching year 15 in a very weak housing market, why, and how can such projects be preserved as decent affordable housing? The conditions surrounding the provision of decent affordable housing to low-income households is a central concern to urban planning scholars and practitioners. Because LIHTC has produced so much affordable housing and remains the major source of federal funding, understanding what happens as LIHTC housing ages and how to preserve it under varied housing market conditions is of considerable importance.