Apr 16

Affordable Housing Spotlight: Rio Vista Apartments, Los Angeles

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By Joe Basquin, Contributing Editor Broadband Communities

Securing financing for affordable housing communities has become more competitive and challenging in recent years. “There are always more people asking for money than there is money available,” says Brian Horton, Director of Consulting of Fresno, Calif.-based Innovative IT, the technology infrastructure consulting [arm of TekTegrity, Inc.] that specializes in designing high-speed networks for affordable housing developments. Horton often works with developers competing for federal low-income housing tax credits, which can be sold to banks and other corporations to secure funding. “As a developer, you need to enhance your score any way you can.”


Apr 4

Ounces vs. Pounds

By Russ Levanway, CEO

Is it healthier for the human body to a) take a walk, b) smoke a cigarette or c) eat a Krispy Kreme donut?  

Tough question, right?

Thanks to academic studies – and plain common sense – we know that eating well, breaking a sweat, and avoiding deteriorative behaviors like smoking and consuming excessive alcohol can lead to longer life expectancy, higher quality of life, and improved mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death in the United States are directly related to obesity, which affects more than one-third of all American adults – and which is entirely preventable. Furthermore, the costs of reacting to obesity-related issues like heart disease and type II diabetes are far greater than those associated with preventive care like healthful eating and exercise.


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