Barry is a Director in the Real Estate and Affordable Housing sections of Coats Rose. His practice concentrates on the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing under various federal and state programs and inner city revitalization projects utilizing tax exempt financing tools. A large portion of Barry’s practice includes the representation of housing authorities in the redevelopment of obsolete public housing. He currently represents the following housing authorities: Texas (Beaumont, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth and Houston); Nevada (Las Vegas); Louisiana (New Orleans).
In addition, Barry serves as developer counsel for numerous for profit and non-profit developers under the Section 42 low income housing tax credit program. He also works extensively on applications for credits and the subsequent closing of tax credit projects throughout Texas and Louisiana.
Barry is a specialist in the development of affordable housing and inner city revitalization. He has particular expertise in the Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and the various HUD-administered redevelopment programs such as FHA insured loan programs, the CDBG program, the Section 108 Loan Guarantee assistance program, and the HOME Partnership program.
- “The Aftermath of Katrina/Rita – How to Recover and How to Prepare,” Texas Housing Conference, July 2006
- “The Future of Public and Assisted Housing After Katrina,” ABA Forum on Affordable Housing Annual Conference, May 2006
- “Creative Ventures with Public Housing Authorities and Others,” Texas Housing Conference, July 2005
- “Asset Management of Affordable Housing,” ABA Forum on Affordable Housing Annual Conference, May 2005