Travois is dedicated to helping clients successfully navigate the complexities of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program to develop homes and vibrant tribal communities.

Our informational video series features a wide range of topics to answer your FAQs. Watch below to learn more and get tips to move your projects forward!

 


Video 8: Creating Homes for Families with Travois as a Partner

Each project is unique, but all Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects share the same four steps — application, closing, construction and compliance. Watch a six-minute video below to learn more about these steps and how our team members are involved.

 


 

Video 7: Making Sense of Environmental Reporting

Greg Bland explains two types of environmental reports: a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and a HUD Environmental Assessment. Often environmental reporting is a requirement for a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LHITC) application and a funding requirement for both LIHTC and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) projects.

 


 

Video 6: Reflections on Rehab Projects

Casey Cline, development director, discusses rehabilitating housing through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. She uses the acronym R.E.H.A.B. to introduce five important factors to consider to ensure a smooth rehab project.

 


 

Video 5: Creating Your New Construction LIHTC Project

Emily Siedlik explains five factors that are critical to consider when planning a new construction project through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program in this video, the fifth in our series. She will use the B.U.I.L.D. acronym to walk viewers through the process.

 


 

Video 4: Understanding Your State’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP)

In this video, Elizabeth Glynn provides information on Qualified Allocation Plans (QAPs). She will:

  • help you better understand your QAP, the “rule book” for LIHTC awards,
  • suggest how the QAP can help you make project decisions, and
  • explain strategies to change your state’s QAP if it is a barrier to development in your community.

 


 

Video 3: Asset Management: Working Together For Success

Our third informational video features our asset management team. Mike Price and Crystal Banks-Mann discuss the keys to successfully managing Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects.

 


 

Video 2: The First Steps on a Long Journey

Bryan Schuler, vice president for housing development, provides key information for beginning a new Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project.

 


 

Video 1: New Markets Tax Credits: Setting Expectations with Community Leaders

Our début video covers basics of the New Markets Tax Credit program and helpful steps to present the program to your community. Phil Glynn, vice president for economic development, one of our NMTC experts, explains the financial structure, the project checklist and other important concepts.

 


 

Video: Happy Holidays from Travois (2014)

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and continued success in 2014!

Travois Chairman and CEO David Bland asked our team members about their holiday wishes – for our partners, clients and friends. (We threw in a few personal wishes too.)