Affordable Housing

Tax Increment Financing

DRA is acknowledged nationally and internationally as one of the leading experts in tax increment financing. For nearly four decades, DRA has provided financial and development advisory services in support of tax increment financing for affordable housing, mixed use housing and redevelopment.

DRA's financial advisory services for redevelopment agencies are comprehensive and authoritative. Services include projection of tax increment, private placement of tax increment bonds, structuring of financial assistance to developers, developer selection and negotiation, design, evaluation and assessment of finance, development and asset management programs, and many others.

DRA has conducted professional development institutes for redevelopment practitioners in affordable housing, sustainable community development, developer selection and negotiation, financial feasibility, financial leverage and pro forma analysis, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

DRA has represented scores of redevelopment agencies in the application of tax increment financing. DRA has published widely on the use of tax increment, value capture and community benefit economic analysis. In California, DRA's primary focus is on affordable housing and sustainable community development. In this capacity, DRA has advised on the expenditure of several billion dollars of low and moderate income housing fund proceeds for the support and leverage of affordable ownership and rental housing development.

DRA Principals are frequent speakers and presenters at redevelopment conferences nationwide. David Rosen has presented keynote addresses to the Statewide CRA/Cal-ALHFA Housing Conference in California.