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CREA Joins Huntington Bank for Fifth Year at The Pelotonia 17 Bike Ride

“There’s nothing like thousands of riders hitting the road to raise together for one goal.” – pelotonia.org/ride In its eighth year, The Pelotonia 17 is set for tomorrow – August 4th – in Columbus, Ohio. Of those eight, CREA employees have participated for the last five years. While the teams have changed, the commitment has […]

August 3, 2017


Voters Support LIHTC in Recent Harvard-Harris Poll

In a recent poll performed by Harvard-Harris, “a monthly poll released by Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) and Harris Insights and Analytics,” voters supported the continuation of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) by 74%. This support was greater than any other corporate tax credit included in the poll. While the poll […]

April 21, 2017


Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 Bill Announced to Strengthen Low Income Housing Tax Credit

March 8, 2017Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 Bill Announced to Strengthen Low Income Housing Tax Credit On March 7th, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), announced S. 548…

March 8, 2017


The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 

The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes March report “highlights the critical housing needs of the nation’s lowest income households.” In this report, key findings include: 11.4 million ELI renter households accounted for 26% of all U.S. renter households and nearly 10% of all households. The U.S. has a […]

March 2, 2017


It’s Time for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Tax Code Policy to Renew its Vow

By: Jeffrey A. Whiting, CEO & President There are numerous examples through recent news articles that highlight the impact of potential tax reform on the production and preservation of affordable rental homes financed through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). These articles accurately reiterate the well-documented and increasing challenges of affordable housing in America. […]

February 24, 2017


Jeff Whiting Speaks On Affordable Housing Advocacy in CohnReznick’s Affordable Housing Insights Video

December 21, 2016Jeff Whiting Speaks On Affordable Housing Advocacy As a top practice in affordable housing, CohnReznick provides a variety of accounting, tax and business advisory services to…

December 21, 2016


CREA Proves to be the “Charitable Type”

What “type” are you? For those impacted by type 1 diabetes, both directly and indirectly, JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is an organization of hope for the future. Just last month, on September 28th, JDRF had a major breakthrough in diabetes research and care when the FDA approved the Artificial Pancreas, a […]

October 20, 2016


Evergreen Management Group Goes Above and Beyond on Challenging Deal

Established by PSC Development in 1985, Evergreen Management Group (EMG) has been managing multi-family affordable housing properties for over 20 years. CREA and EMG became business partners while working on a multi-family property in the Salt Lake City metro area in May of 2016. The particular property had, to that point, been through its fair […]

October 4, 2016


CREA Employees Participate in Pelotonia Bike Ride to Benefit Cancer Research

For the fourth year, Team CREA will be participating in the Pelotonia 16 bike ride on August 5th-6th in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s participants include veteran rider Jeff Nelson and newcomer, Matt Urbanski. The pair will be raising money for the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University. Pelotonia began […]

August 5, 2016


How Much is Enough?

Affordable housing is a problem across the United States. Many people relate these housing problems to those who are homeless and out of work, but this assumption is not always accurate. There are many people who are working and still cannot afford reasonable housing. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) latest Out […]

July 14, 2016