PrezCat, a joint project of the National Housing Trust (NHT) and Novogradac & Company LLP, is a new catalog of state and local affordable housing preservation programs and policies. With housing developers, housing finance agencies, and advocates in mind, users can access state pages that provide a “snapshot” of preservation programs. Each state’s Preservation Snapshot provides a definition of “preservation” from the state’s 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), as well as a summary of preservation policies from each state’s QAP. Lastly, the Preservation Snapshot notes the number of properties and units preserved in each state in 2012.
Other searchable criteria highlighted in the PrezCat include additional state preservation resources, such as green preservation programs, tax programs, housing trust funds, and Notice and Purchase Opportunity laws.
NHT and Novogradac & Company will hold a webinar about PrezCat on May 8 at 10am PDT.