Tonight the United States Congress Votes on Tax Incentives to Increase the development of Affordable Housing Rental Units to meet U.S Demand for over 7.2 Million Affordable Housing Rental Units.* The Miami Herald published Suzanne’s commentary below on December 1, 2020.
Scroll down to learn the Demand for over 2,622,741 Affordable Housing Rental Units in the 4 Most Populous U.S. States: Florida, California, New York and Texas. Affordable Rental Housing is Important in the United States.
Affordable Rental Housing is Important to the United States’ economy and public policy. Today, Congress votes on one of its largest legistative stimulus packages that includes, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), e a $1.1 billion allocation of disaster LIHTC for 11 states and Puerto Rico, to extend COVID related rental relief allowing Landlords to help residential Tenants, who meet the criteria, apply for help from the U.S. Government to pay back residential rent that is past due, and, to pay upcoming rental payments for a period of time.
*See data published in the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s website, this data is collected from 2018 The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS).
Suzanne Hollander is a real estate attorney, speaker, professor, broker and voice for property rights, real estate. The U.S. Department of State appointed Suzanne to its Fulbright Specialist Roster as an Expert in Real Estate. In 2019, Suzanne was awarded U.S. Federal Funds to travel to Latin America to begin investigating Chinese Investment in Real Estate and Infrastructure. Suzanne teaches real estate law at Florida International University Hollo School of Real Estate where she has taught thousands of students for over 10 years. Suzanne also taught at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Nationally, Suzanne is a Board Member of Housing on Merit, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization, committed to preserving and developing affordable housing nationwide, an Board Member of RiskFootprint, a Property-Technology company quantifying environmental/ climate risks for property, and, an Appointee to the National Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of Commercial Real Estate Women.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Suzanne is an invited attorney expert delivering speeches and moderating panels to private industry, universities and government entites on (1) real estate (2) housing/infrastructure development (3) urban and regional development and finance (4) shopping centers impact on regional economy and social issues (5) empowering women and advocating for diversity in business; (6) the importance of private property rights to wealth creation and promotion of democratic ideals and (7) strategies to build transparent legal and property systems to make real estate markets efficient and valuable to attract global allocation of wealth.
Internationally, Suzanne is a member of Abogados de Bienes Raíces De Latam, a “Think Group” on repositioning Shopping Centers to respond to COVID 2020. In 2020, Suzanne was a Visiting Real Attorney Expert in Brazil and Peru. In 2019, Suzanne was an Attorney Planning Committee Member and a Speaker at the Annual Real Estate International Council of Shopping Center’s Latin American Real Estate Conference in Lima, Peru. In 2018, Suzanne was a Visiting Real Estate Expert Attorney in Peru, and, in 2017, she was a Visiting Real Estate Expert Attorney in Colombia. Suzanne also researches affordable housing policy and demand and visited “squatter cities” in need of housing solutions and infrastructure in Peru, Brazil and throughout Latin America.
In Miami, Suzanne is a Board Member of CREW Miami and 100 Women in Finance. Suzanne was Vice Chair of the Affordable Housing Advisory Board of the City of Miami Beach for 4 years.
Commercial Real Estate Women Network awarded Suzanne its Global Impact Award for Career Advancement for Women in 2018 and Globestreet recognized Suzanne as a Woman of Influence in Commercial Real Estate – Mentor Category 2019. Suzanne is a speaker on real estate and her comments appear in Spanish and English media, including Wall St. Journal Money Watch, YahooFinance!, The Mortgage Reports, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Dallas Morning News, The Palm Beach Post, Wallethub, The Real Deal, Bankrate, Mercado De Dinero USA, GlobeStreet, Scotsman Guide Commercial Real Estate edition, El Monterero, Peru and InfoMoney, Brazil.