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BuzzHouse: Addressing misconceptions in affordable housing to build inclusive communities

Baker Tilly's podcast series specifically for professionals in the multifamily housing industry

On this episode of the BuzzHouse, hosts Don Bernards and Garrick Gibson talk to Toni Jackson, principal with The Banks Law Firm, after the Texas Housing Conference. Toni is a passionate leader in the affordable housing industry and an advocate for eliminating the misconceptions of multifamily housing to build more communities with housing resources.

We are at an incredible time for affordable housing because the need for more units is so high and only growing. Toni discusses why costs are a challenge for building affordable housing and how they are hurting deals from getting done. She also points out the need to educate communities on what affordable housing is and who it serves.

Special guest

Toni Jackson is a transactional attorney with The Banks Law Firm. With more than 25 years of real estate experience, Toni currently represents for-profit and non-profit developers and public housing agencies in commercial real estate development and affordable housing financing. She has represented clients in the development of multifamily housing, mixed-use complexes, residential subdivisions, and commercial office and retail spaces. Toni concentrates her practice in mixed-finance transactions involving tax credits, FHA financing, and other public funding. Additionally, she serves as special and general counsel to a number of public housing authorities, with a specific emphasis on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), public housing, and development issues.

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