Affordable Housing

Since 1977, McKonly & Asbury has been serving affordable housing developers who have developed dozens of existing properties, as well as first-time developers who need an expert to walk them through the process step-by-step. Advancements in resources and technology combined with our team’s expertise have provided our clients with an efficient and cost-effective alternative to higher priced firms, as well as providing peace of mind.

When you select McKonly & Asbury to work with you in the Affordable Housing industry, you can have confidence that you will be dealing with professionals who know the industry. We have relationships with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, other funding sources, and investors and can assist developers in connecting with them or working through issues with them.

Our firm is a recognized leader in providing audit, tax, and consulting services to owners, developers, and property management organizations. We help developers and managers do all the right things so they can continue to create affordable housing! Be sure to follow our Gurus on Twitter for the latest news and updates!

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Services We Provide

Financial Statement Audits, Reviews, and Compilations

McKonly & Asbury has extensive experience in providing audit, review, and compilation services to a wide range of affordable housing entities. We have substantial expertise in performing audits in accordance with HUD, PHFA, and RD requirements and the specialized reporting requirements for each of these funding sources. Many of our clients are nonprofit developers, so we perform numerous single audits on an annual basis as well.

Tax Return Preparation

We have extensive experience in preparing IRS forms 1065 and forms PA-65 for affordable housing partnerships. We understand the IRS Form 8609 and can assist in calculating first year credits. Our Affordable Housing Tax Team has the expertise to deal with issues such as transfers of interest, section 754 step-ups, as well as all of the various elections needed for first year partnership tax preparation. Our team is available for support for any IRS issues that may arise, as well as to consult on various technical issues.

10% Tests

IRS and PHFA regulations require specialized knowledge when performing a 10% Test. This test is critical in the tax credit process and it is important to work with someone who has the experience and expertise to ensure that your test is accurate and your credits are not lost. McKonly & Asbury has the audit and tax expertise and experience needed to complete an accurate 10% Test.

50% Tests

IRS regulations require specialized knowledge when performing the 50% Test required for tax-exempt bond financing. McKonly & Asbury has the experience and expertise to ensure that the aggregate basis financed with tax exempt-bonds is calculated correctly for the 50% Test.

Development Cost Certifications

IRS and PHFA regulations require specialized knowledge when preparing a development cost certification. During this critical time in the tax credit process, it is important to work with someone who has the experience and expertise to ensure that you receive the maximum credits possible. Our team also understands PHFA’s methods and will work with you to make the development cost certification process as seamless as possible.

Agreed-Upon Procedures

Many syndicators require certification of meeting various benchmarks before releasing equity contributions. McKonly & Asbury has the experience and capacity needed to prepare the required certifications in an effective and efficient manner to ensure that you receive your equity contributions as quickly as possible after you have achieved the limited partner’s required benchmark.

Property Compliance

Creating and maintaining affordable housing communities is a complex task. Numerous state and federal requirements must be followed – both during development and for years thereafter. Through our affiliated company, M&L Compliance Management, we clarify Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Federal HOME, and HUD regulations and certification requirements you must follow to remain compliant.

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