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Jeff Banker

Jeff Banker is a vice president with Lancaster Pollard in Columbus. He focuses his efforts on affordable and market-rate housing, providing client guidance and support on a range of mortgage loans for rehabilitations, new construction and refinance projects. Jeff is the primary point of contact for Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Missouri. 

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2017 Housing Survey

4/7/2017 In January of 2017, Lancaster Pollard sent an online survey to approximately 2,400 leaders in affordable and multifamily housing throughout the U.S. Over the course of two weeks, 243 respondents completed the online survey. The survey has a 95% confidence level and a confidence interval of 6.26, meaning that the differences in responses of 7 percentage points or more are meaningful. Read More

USDA Announces New Loan Modification Program

12/3/2015 Following the example of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now offering note modifications—a low-cost alternative for housing owners to reduce annual debt service and thereby increase the overall financial performance of the property. Read More

Moderate Rehabilitation with Fannie Mae: An Opportune Financing Option

8/17/2014 Like everything in life, we want choices. Affordable housing developers are no different—particularly, when it comes to finding a permanent financing solution to pair with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs). Read More

The Capital Issue: December 2014-January 2015

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