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SP Group identified 4,883 census tracts with the opportunity to "stack" LIHTC and Opportunity Zone incentives to maximize their return on investment.

There are at least two types of real estate investors in Opportunity Zones, those that are drawn to a particular location for reasons that have little or nothing to do with the fact that the location is in an Opportunity Zone per se and those who are making strategic choices to invest in one Opportu...

The housing industry is buzzing with excitement over the prospect of massive investments in Opportunity Zones.  New Opportunity Funds are emerging almost daily.  Some investors are waiting until additional guidance is issued concerning the finer points of investing in Opportunity Zones, others are a...

In October 2017, California’s most destructive wildfire, the Tubbs Fire, swept through Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. It destroyed nearly 5,000 homes and had a significant impact on the area’s housing market. In August 2018, less than a year after the Tubbs Fire, the Carr Fire has destroyed over 1,000...

There are 16 wildfires burning in California. One of the largest fires is the Carr Fire near Redding. The Carr Fire has been burning for more than three weeks and as of mid-August, it has not been fully contained. It has destroyed more than 1,000 homes and over 200,000 acres, making it one of the la...

SP Group is very proud to announce that, for the second year, we were a sponsor of the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) 2018 Annual Conference!

We also organized and moderated the panel "Making Connections: Linking Data to Solve Public Problems". Our panel was about how pr...

SP Group has compiled a list of best practices and an accompanying checklist for developing comprehensive CDBG-DR funding dashboards. CDBG-DR recipients can utilize the checklist in developing a funding tracker that incorporates best practices as well as fulfills the requirements under H.R. 4557 for...

SP Group GSA services include Due Diligence and Support Services (SIN 520-3), Outsourcing Recurring Commercial Activities For Financial Management (SIN 520-15) and Integrated Consulting Services (SIN 874-1). SP Group is one of fifteen 8(a) contractors approved for SIN 520-3 and one of twenty approve...

With the end of foreclosure moratoriums, there is a level of uncertainty surrounding the re-performance of delinquent mortgages that is amplified by the island’s pre-existing and new economic challenges. Considering the uptick in foreclosures before Hurricane Maria, the moratorium provided a tempora...

We compare the impact of Maria to the impact of Georges, the most destructive hurricane prior to Maria in recent history. We found that Hurricane Maria had a more destructive impact on Puerto Rico than Hurricane Georges because (1) Maria had stronger winds and more significant flooding and (2) damag...

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated $5 billion in Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the State of Texas for the purpose of assisting in long-term recovery from Hurricane Harvey. HUD requires that 80% of these funds, or $4 billion, must...

KHOU 11 Investigates teamed with SP Group on a segment identifying the impact on the Texas housing market should the National Flood Insurance Program lapse. We found nearly 216,000 homes in Texas sit in floodplains. Nearly half of those, or 105,000 homes, are in the greater Houston area.

The clock is...

Featured in National Mortgage News (see the article here)

There are 39 counties included in the Hurricane Harvey Presidential Declared Disaster (PDD) Areas. While all of these counties were affected by the hurricane, the impact to property damage varied across neighborhoods within the counties. Some...

Every month a myriad of research and articles are published regarding millennial spending habits and home buying. Recently, comments from a wealthy developer made waves in the news blaming the low home-ownership rates among millennials to their frivolous spending habits – including things like $19 A...

Analysis of massive volumes of data is burdensome and expensive, yet incredibly important to strategic decision making. Enter the index - an easy to understand alternative to analyzing raw source data. SP Group introduces our Neighborhood Distress Index (NDI).

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