A Conversation with Dan Brennan of MaineHousing & Kevin Bunker of Developers Collaborative

Kevin Bunker, Founder and Principal at Developers Collaborative, and Dan Brennan, Director at MaineHousing, sit down with MEREDA President Craig Young and Board Member Paul Peck for the third episode of MEREDA Matters – the podcast that puts you in the room with the people who are driving responsible development in Maine. Brennan outlines the various financing structures available for affordable housing development through MaineHousing, such as the Low-Income Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, and discusses the dire need for housing at all levels in the state. Brennan also highlights the strong support affordable housing development is receiving from both the state and federal level and how we still need more investment from the private sector. Bunker shares his background and path to affordable housing development, and talks about some of his recent projects across the state such as The Motherhouse in Portland and how he is able to structure deals to get projects built. From the new Rural Affordable Housing Program to Inclusionary Zoning, the group tackles many of the key topics related to affordable housing, ending on some advice for someone hoping to enter the affordable housing world. What books are Kevin Bunker and Dan Brennan reading these days? Listen to the conversation to find out! https://mereda-matters.simplecast.com/

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