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Blair L. Schiff

Blair L. Schiff is an associate in the Washington office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice Group and concentrates in the areas of real estate, housing and policy development. His clients include multifamily lenders, residential and commercial developers, nonprofit organizations and public entities. He specializes in programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and low-income housing tax credits.

Mr. Schiff’s practice involves closings throughout the United States for lenders providing financing for multifamily housing projects, as well as skilled nursing facilities, pursuant to FHA Insurance programs, including the programs under Sections 232, 223(a)(7), 223(f), 221(d)(4) and 241(a) of the National Housing Act. Mr. Schiff specializes in the Section 232 LEAN program, coordinating complex portfolio transactions involving account receivable financing and master lease structures.

Mr. Schiff counsels clients in transactions that have a variety of assistance and funding sources, including tax-exempt bond issues, LIHTC investment, federal nonprofit grants, Section 8 contracts, the RAD program, and insurance by both state and federal housing agencies.

In addition to counseling lenders on specific deals, Mr. Schiff has counseled a number of lending institutions in their applications and approvals as MAP and LEAN lenders, as well as Ginnie Mae issuers. Mr. Schiff has also assisted clients who have had regulatory issues with Ginnie Mae reach satisfactory conclusions. As well as working with lending institutions, Mr. Schiff represents a number of developers and public housing authorities. Mr. Schiff navigates through the restrictions that accompany federal programs for public and private subsidized, assisted and partially assisted projects and, most importantly, with the legal and political reasons for those restrictions. Specifically, Mr. Schiff has worked with public housing authorities from procuring to closing HOPE VI funded projects and other mixed finance projects, including the utilization of low-income housing tax credits, capital grant funds and replacement housing factor funds.



Education
J.D. 2005 George Mason University School of Law; member, George Mason Civil Right Journal; member, Moot Court
B.A. 2001 Centre College


Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia

Blair L. Schiff
Associate
Phone: 202.220.1223
Fax: 202.220.1665
schiffb@pepperlaw.com
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Office(s)
Washington, D.C.

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Practice Area(s)
Affordable Housing and Community Development
Community Reinvestment Act

Financial Services
Multifamily Finance

Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations
Real Estate

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Articles


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), July 23, 2014

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), June 26, 2014


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), May 7, 2014

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), April 25, 2014


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), February 27, 2014

New Intercreditor Agreement Published for Notice


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), January 28, 2014

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), November 12, 2013


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), October 25, 2013

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), September 26, 2013


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), August 28, 2013

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), June 26, 2013


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), April 29, 2013

Highlights of HUD’s New Section 232 LEAN Closing Documents, April 9, 2013


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), February 28, 2013

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), December 19, 2012


Summary of HUD’s New Draft LEAN Loan Documents, December 21, 2012

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), October 31, 2012


Summary of HUD’s New LEAN 232 Regulations, September 7, 2012

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), August 29, 2012


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), June 27, 2012

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), May 4, 2012


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), April 30, 2012

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), March 30, 2012


Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), February 2, 2012

The 2009 Recovery Act: Allocations for Public Housing, Green Retrofits, Section 8, HOME, Low-Income Housing and New Markets Tax Credit Stimulus


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Public Housing Capital Fund Allocations

New Rules Likely to Spur CDBG Use in Brownfields



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