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How You Can Help Fix America’s Affordable Housing Crisis – Originally Published in Forbes

 

housing crisisEvery day across America, individuals and families are looking for clean, safe houses and apartments that are affordable, a term the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines as “housing for which the occupant(s) is/are paying no more than 30 percent of his or her income for gross housing costs, including utilities.” Homes that are affordable are a necessary and tangible asset for any adult or family to survive and thrive, but there simply aren’t enough of them to go around.

Federal Reserve findings indicate a growing percentage of renters are either cost-burdened or extremely cost-burdened by rising rents and stagnating incomes. The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University published a 2017 study that found more than one-third of U.S. households were rental units. The research further suggests that overall household growth will be strong over the next decade as larger numbers of the extremely large millennial generation move out on their own — therefore pushing the number of households in our country, higher.

So what can we do? Eddie Lorin, Member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, presents to ForbesCommunityVoice readers a few ways we can help fix the housing affordability crisis (and potentially earn financial returns along the way).

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Old Dawg’s REI Network Podcast: Investing in Affordable Housing with Eddie Lorin

Eddie Lorin joins Bill Manassero to talk investing in Affordable Housing with the Old Dawg’s REI Network Podcast on Episode 203. Listen to learn about Impact Investing (see blog post: What is Impact Investing?), what’s in it for investors who opt to do Impact Investing, how to invest in doing well by doing good without sacrificing sufficient financial returns, what are practical things real estate investors can do to help solve the housing crisis in this US, what is Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH), how to cost-effectively transform neglected properties into safe, attractive, affordable places for low- and middle-income Americans to live, tips for inexpensively adding value to distressed property for maximum profit and understanding what the “Art of Real Estate Investing” is and more.

The Old Dawg’s REI Network was founded by Bill Manassero — a real estate investor who is using his business to create ample cash flow for his retirement, help support his nonprofit mission in Haiti and to create a legacy for his children.

The purpose of the Old Dawg’s web site, blog, newsletter and podcast is to provide valuable information and resources for others who seek real estate investing as their means to fund their retirement years.

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Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow with Kevin Bupp: Building a Highly Successful Value-Add Syndication Business with a Socially Conscious Focus

Eddie Lorin sits down with real estate expert and serial entrepreneur, Kevin Bupp on his podcast Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow Episode #180 Highly Successful Value-Add Syndication Business with a Socially Conscious Focus.

Listen to learn about how Eddie is doing things differently with Impact Housing REIT, how value-add upgrades and free onsite social and wellness programming keeps residents happy and healthy (See Our Impact), how he’s preparing for the next generation and his plans for the $2 million renovation and management of the REIT’s first multifamily asset, a 143 unit “Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing” highrise in Silver Spring, Maryland (see Portfolio).

Eddie’s last golden nugget of advice: Never give up.

 

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Michael Blank’s Apartment Building Investing Podcast: Eddie Lorin on Impact Investing and Changing People’s Lives

Eddie Lorin discusses impact investing and changing people’s lives with Michael Blank’s Apartment Building Investing Podcast, Episode 98. In it, Eddie shares his vision for Impact Housing and the critical need for clean, affordable housing for the working class. He explains the concept of impact investing, discussing how he takes care of people ‘where they live’ by way of Class A amenities and on-site programming. Eddie speaks to his expectations for third-party property managers, describing the art and science of building a community. Listen in as Eddie offers the business argument for his model and learn how to do well by doing good.

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Key Takeaways

Eddie’s vision for Impact Housing

  • Changing people’s lives where they live
  • Safe, affordable housing for working class
  • Tenants stay, pay and refer friends

The concept of impact investing

  • Doing business for a purpose
  • Millennials leading paradigm shift
  • Working poor in distressed areas

What’s different about Impact Housing

  • Focus on resident rather than deal
  • Treat tenants with dignity, respect
  • Provide Class A amenities

How Eddie takes care of his residents

  • Signage, pool and fitness center
  • Health, wellness classes
  • Create sense of community

What Eddie requires of third-party property managers

  • Budget set aside for activities, amenities
  • Respond to work orders within 48 hours
  • Build relationships with tenants

The business argument for Eddie’s model

  • Big demand for affordable housing
  • Safe, defensive investment

What Eddie’s looking forward to

  • Deal in Maryland (townhomes)
  • Environmental, social and financial return

 

What is Impact Investing?

Often called a “double bottom line” investment, impact investing enables investors to put their money to good use in meaningful, intelligent ventures that provide both a financial AND a social return on their investment.

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Impact Housing REIT, LLC.
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A reservation is not an investment. A reservation is non-binding and you will need to confirm your reservation when Impact Housing REIT, LLC offering is live to invest. By making a reservation, you are requesting an allocation in Impact Housing REIT's upcoming offering. A copy of the Preliminary Offering Circular may be obtained here. A reservation is non-binding and you may change the amount at any time. Reservations may be accepted in whole, or in part, or not at all by Impact Housing REIT. If granted, you will be asked to confirm your investment once Impact Housing REIT's offering has been qualified by applicable authorities and the fundraise has officially begun.


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Impact Housing REIT, LLC will invest in multifamily properties, income-producing real estate, a market that may produce returns that are different than the returns an investor could expect from other markets, including the stock market. Before our Sponsor receives anything, investors are entitled to a 7% annual return on their investment. Note: There is no guaranty that investors will receive any return on their investment, or get their capital back. In the last 5 years, the Sponsor has completed 28 projects (totaling 40 multifamily properties) which have achieved an average annual cash on cash return of 8.55% and an average project IRR of 24.74%. For more information about the Sponsor’s track record, see the Offering Circular, here. However, Impact Housing REIT, LLC is itself a newly formed company with no historical data of returns, and there is no assurance that it will achieve comparable success. The results that the Sponsor has achieved in the past do not guaranty that it will achieve similar results in the future. Like any investment, there is the potential to lose some or all of your investment. The ability to make distributions will depend on the availability of cash flow each quarter. There is no guarantee that we will be able to make a distribution in any given quarter. For a list of the most significant risks, click here.
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Under Contract: Maryland
* Highrise with spectacular views
* Twelve Floors, 143 Units
* Built in 1969
* Strong 96% Occupancy
* Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
* RUBS / Water Conservation Potential
* Purchase Price: $7m to $8m
*Note that this property may or may not ultimately close escrow subject to due diligence and other various factors. Impact Housing REIT cannot guarantee that this specific property will end up being one of the multiple assets owned by the fund.
Target: Colorado Springs
* Mountain views
* Near commercial district
* 64 Units
* Built in 1967
* New roofs recently installed
* Units currently renting below market
* Purchase Price: $5m to $6m
*Note that this property may or may not ultimately close escrow subject to due diligence and other various factors. Impact Housing REIT cannot guarantee that this specific property will end up being one of the multiple assets owned by the fund.
Target: Mesquite, Texas
* Strong submarket: 96% Occupancy
* Located in suburb just outside of Dallas
* Multifamily, 190 Units
* Built in 1959 -1972
* New roofs recently installed
* Renting at 25% - 50% below market
* Purchase Price: $8m to $9m
*Note that this property may or may not ultimately close escrow subject to due diligence and other various factors. Impact Housing REIT cannot guarantee that this specific property will end up being one of the multiple assets owned by the fund.
Disclaimer
Impact Housing REIT investments are expected to be spread throughout the United States. The Manager expects Impact Housing REIT’s investment portfolio to consist of direct equity interests in individual properties. The Manager will generally target equity investments ranging from approximately $3 million to $10 million. Note that these properties may or may not ultimately close escrow subject to due diligence and other various factors. Impact Housing REIT cannot guarantee that these specific properties will end up being one of the multiple assets owned by the fund or that investors will receive any return on their investment, or get their capital back. In the last 5 years, the Sponsor has completed 28 projects (totaling 40 multifamily properties) which have achieved an average annual cash on cash return of 8.55% and an average project IRR of 24.74%. Past performance cannot guaranty future results. For information on our Sponsor’s track record, see the Offering Circular, here.