C.C. Huang


C.C. Huang

Commitment to Clients and Community

I was introduced to real estate and affordable housing issues in law school: learning transactions from the Chief Counsel of Schlosser Development, developer of Whole Foods World Headquarters in Austin, Texas; addressing an economic development dispute as a law clerk in the City of Austin Law Department; and assisting low-income tenants and Section 8 voucher holders with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. This education in private-public real estate activity and a prior year of federal service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Boston Public Schools led to a rewarding stint as a closing attorney and programs counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Chicago Regional Office, where I pursued my passion for improving communities through closing FHA-insured mortgage loans and supporting HUD rental assistance programs. I am excited to bring all these experiences to bear in helping clients achieve their affordable housing and community development goals.

In my spare time, I am a mentor of young women at the Chinese Mutual Aid Association in Uptown and the Site Strategy Chair for Urban Village Church’s Edgewater location.

Career Overview

Current Focus: I work with national, regional, and local developers of affordable housing to acquire promising projects, qualify for federal and state tax credits, and obtain a variety of private and public financing and investment. Prior to joining Applegate, I handled transactional and regulatory matters for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Chicago Regional Office. I have closed both multifamily and healthcare FHA-insured loans and handled a variety of projects and transactions involving FHA mortgage insurance and HUD assistance programs.

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

In all my cases with C.C., I have found her to be excellent in her legal analysis, particularly in the case of items of first impression. She is very professional in her interaction with all transaction participants, and I recommend her highly to anyone who needs legal assistance with affordable housing matters.


Our attorneys have a passion for helping our clients reclaim and re-invigorate neighborhoods and cities. We represent developers, tax credit syndicators, investors, tax-exempt community development organizations and public housing authorities. They trust us to get the job done–please come talk with us to learn why you should too.

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