We have participated in more than 4,700 housing bond issues, with a principal amount exceeding $230 billion.

Hawkins has a well-established reputation as the premier firm in the country for experience and expertise in housing finance agency bond programs. We represent state and local agencies in the widest possible range of housing finance transactions. Our housing finance group nationally comprises two dozen bond and tax partners with industry-leading expertise. Housing finance agencies around the country regularly rely on our expert counsel and responsive service.

Hawkins currently acts as bond counsel, special tax counsel or underwriters’ counsel for more state housing finance agencies than any other firm.  During the last five years, during the last ten years, and since such records have been maintained, Hawkins has been the number-one ranked bond counsel firm in the nation for housing bond issues.  Over the same periods we have also been the number one ranked underwriters’ counsel in the country for housing bond issues. 

The firm also represents over sixty public housing authorities or their partners as they improve and expand affordable housing through public housing revitalization, the Rental Assistance Demonstration, project-based and tenant-based vouchers, low-income housing tax credits, Moving to Work and other federal, state and local programs and resources.  These PHAs frequently lead the way in local and national efforts to meet the housing needs or our least fortunate families, seniors and disabled individuals.