No More NIMBYs: Strategies for Smoother Project Approvals

groundbreaking for apartments

Neighborhood and local leaders expressing appreciation at the grand opening of one of the Lawson Company’s apartment communities.

If you’ve ever been to a planning board meeting and had to face an angry crowd of people who came to protest your proposed community — often because they are fearful or confused about the project — do we have a webinar for you.

Improving Communication to Gain Housing Support is set from 2-3 p.m. ET on May 16.

In this climate of budget cuts and threats to housing resources, it’s more important than ever that housing professionals have a strong and persuasive message to share.

That’s why NAHB’s Multifamily Council is offering this online training, which includes an overview of how public audiences view housing, why some attempts to inform the public are actually doing more harm than good, and how builders can enhance the public’s perception of their company and the overall housing industry.

“This messaging approach really helps diffuse the typical, antagonistic arguments we so often face from neighbors and city leaders,” said Multifamily Council Chair Steve Lawson, who attended an earlier session on this topic.

Improving Communication to Gain Housing Support is free to Multifamily Council members, discounted for other councils and NAHB members, and $64.95 for non-members.

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  1. Rick P says:

    Is any else struggling with having to pay $45 if you’re not a Multi-family Council member? Don’t some of these principles apply to all?

    • NAHB Now says:

      Thanks for your comments, Rick. Yes, the webinar will be very useful to single-family builders as well. The Multifamily Council is sponsoring this webinar and thus is providing this member benefit. NAHB members still pay less than non-members.

      • Rick P. says:

        If I don’t pay less than a non-member something is terribly wrong! I still believe these webinars should be a member benefit — ie. free

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