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Christine Richardson represents for-profit and non-profit developers in various aspects of affordable housing development, including financing transactions, regulatory matters involving state and federal agencies, and state taxation issues relevant to affordable housing.
Christine has experience in review and negotiation of financing documents in transactions involving low income housing tax credits, Tax Credit Exchange funds, TCAP funds, financing under different HUD programs, and other types of federal, state, and local funding. She also regularly assists clients with the structuring and formation of ownership and development entities for use in affordable housing transactions.
In her regulatory practice, Christine represents clients in various matters involving the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, such as tax credit application issues, changes of ownership, and various tax credit compliance matters. In HUD regulatory matters, she has represented clients in assignments of Section 8 HAP contracts, transfers of physical assets, and 236 decouplings.
A number of affordable housing transactions seek to employ different tax exemptions under Texas law. Christine advises clients on ad valorem tax exemptions under different types of ownership structures and has worked with numerous appraisal districts in applying for such exemptions, including representation of property owners in appraisal review board hearings involving such exemptions. She also provides advice and assistance to clients who desire to obtain a sales tax exemption for materials used in construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing.
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