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Plante Moran

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Building better communities takes creative solutions

Ever-changing regulations and reporting requirements, highly complex transactions, disparate financing sources, and budget constraints are constant challenges in this increasingly technical sector. Are you wondering how to keep your stakeholders happy and make the best financial decisions for your community? Our affordable housing specialists offer comprehensive audit, tax, and business advisory services to support your individual project or ongoing needs.

With more than 70 years of experience working in the specialized housing and community development industry, we understand the nuances of this highly regulated and complicated space. From for-profit and non-for-profit developers, to investors, public housing authorities, and syndicators, to property management companies and lenders, we serve more than 1,200 housing and community development entities.

And, we recognize the unique nature of each engagement. We don’t just follow a check-the-box formula; we take the time to understand the intricacies and nuances of your specific situation. Because we invest in technology and innovative tools and processes, we’ll provide you with efficient solutions and insights to succeed.

Opportunity zones

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5 min read
The impact of COVID-19 on opportunity zones

The ongoing pandemic has resulted in additional relief for qualified opportunity funds, opportunity zone businesses, and investors. Here’s what you need to know.

Gordon Goldie
Article January 26, 2021 5 min read
Are opportunity zones for you? Five questions to ask
Valerie Grunduski
Article November 6, 2020 4 min read
Opportunity zones: Investment havens or taxation minefields?
Valerie Grunduski
Article April 15, 2020 5 min read

Affordable Housing Thought Leadership

  • 2022 Nonprofit Outlook Survey

    Share your thoughts on the future of the nonprofit industry, your organization’s goals and challenges for the year, and how the pandemic has changed your strategy.

    Kellie Ray
    Assessment October 22, 2021 5 min read
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  • The 2021 Compliance Supplement: Key takeaways for auditors and auditees

    The 2021 Compliance Supplement has been released providing further guidance for new and existing federal programs. Here are the critical areas to consider as you plan for single audit compliance.

    Amanda Ward Sadie Mayle
    Article August 17, 2021 6 min read
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  • The impact of COVID-19 on opportunity zones

    The ongoing pandemic has resulted in additional relief for qualified opportunity funds, opportunity zone businesses, and investors. Here’s what you need to know.

    Gordon Goldie Valerie Grunduski Lucas Visser Zachary Youseff
    Article January 26, 2021 5 min read
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  • Real estate companies: New FASB guidance on LIBOR-based debt may simplify reporting

    The time left to amend LIBOR-based real estate debt is dwindling. A new Accounting Standards Update offers optional guidance on accounting for reference rate reform, which might simplify financial reporting for real estate companies. Read our expert overview.

    Bryan Howe Rich Berretta
    Article January 25, 2021 2 min read
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Our clients say

Cinnaire has worked with Plante Moran for nearly 20 years. The accountants and advisors at the firm are like family – they’ve watched our company grow over the years and have been a huge part of that growth. They have local presence and knowledge, but they also have strong national experience and are at the table for national policy decisions. We get the best of both worlds.

Mark McDaniel President and CEO, Cinnaire

One team. One point of focus — you

Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in government, real estate, and not-for-profit. We’re well versed in low-income housing tax credits, opportunity zones, HUD loans and subsidies, the rental assistance demonstration, state-based programs, and more. Because of our many relationships and deep expertise, we’ll customize an exclusive team for your particular project.

Lisa Vargo, housing and community development practice leader, is proud of the diverse and determined group we bring to each engagement. “Our housing and community development group is unique, as it’s composed of experts from all across the firm who work together to provide the best results for our clients. We truly understand the industry from all angles. This experience means we’ll provide cutting-edge solutions that drive value for you.”

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP