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Opportunity Zones: The Antidote To Los Angeles’ Housing Crisis

/   Ridaa Murad, Forbes

Opportunity zones can offer very strong investment returns, while also making a socially strong impact on the local Los Angeles community, especially in areas that have been trailing in development. The tax incentives and investment potential combined can attract the funds required to make a meaningful dent in creating supply. I encourage investors to consult a tax…

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New State Group to Promote Opportunity Zones

A new California organization has been formed to help investors and developers take advantage of federal Opportunity Zones. CalOZ “will promote competitive, equitable and sustainable Opportunity Zone investments in California,” according to a release from the organization. “Our state must embrace new strategies to rebuild an upward economy that works for all Californians,” said Kunal Merchant,…

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Opportunity zone investors wait for Treasury Department guidance, city approvals

/   Daniel Rothberg, Nevada Independent

From Cleveland to Oakland, developers and politicians are talking about a new tax break they hope will encourage affordable housing and lure small businesses to low-income and rural areas. In downtown Reno this week, city planners, homebuilders and investors gathered to talk about how Nevada could take advantage of the tax break in areas known as…

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Cuyahoga County collaboration to promote Opportunity Zone investments

/   Jay Miller, Crain's Cleveland Business

The group, under the banner “Opportunity CLE,” has put together an investment prospectus and is developing a website and digital portal to attract both local and national investment to federally designated census tracts considered economically distressed. It also wants to ensure the investments have as much of what the group calls “social impact” as possible.

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Alliant Strategic Investments announces construction on affordable housing property in Opportunity Zone

Alliant Strategic Investments (“ASI”) announced that construction is underway on one of the first affordable housing properties in the nation to utilize the recent Opportunity Zone legislation alongside the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC).

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