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THE OPPORTUNITIES OF INVESTING IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING: PART 1.

Paul Hwang By Paul Hwang, Investment Analyst, IMPACT Community Capital

Impact investing has grown beyond equity investments to include opportunities through fixed income investments. Along with green bonds, affordable housing investments are increasingly in the news and, not surprisingly at IMPACT, we believe the business case for these investments in appropriate circumstances, supports the buzz. In this blog and an upcoming companion, we’ll outline the opportunities presented by the affordable housing investments IMPACT pioneered 20 years ago. The state of mortgage-backed securities. A decade ago, loose lending standards, underwriting done on a pro forma basis, and high loan-to-value transactions in the mortgage-backed industry contributed to the economic crash of 2008. Since that time, U.S. financial markets are once again reaching record highs...

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