Affordability

Repurposed Mining Land Offers Affordable Mixed Housing Options

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on May 21, 2019 0 Comments
Repurposed Mining Land Offers Affordable Mixed Housing Options

Daybreak, a mixed-use, walkable community in South Jordan, Utah, is the first project in the region to reclaim surplus mining land and create opportunities for market-rate affordability without additional subsidies.

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Key Talking Points to Prepare for the 2019 Legislative Conference

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill by on May 10, 2019 0 Comments
Key Talking Points to Prepare for the 2019 Legislative Conference

NAHB recently held a webinar to help members prepare to attend the 2019 Legislative Conference, taking place June 5 during the Spring Leadership Meeting. Housing affordability is currently the Federation’s No. 1 issue, and the Legislative Conference will bring that message to Congress on a number of fronts.

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Housing Takes a Hit on Higher China Tariffs

Filed in Affordability, Trade by on May 8, 2019 8 Comments
Housing Takes a Hit on Higher China Tariffs

In a move that will harm housing affordability, the Trump administration has increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports — including $10 billion of goods used by the home building industry — from 10% to 25% effective at 12:01 a.m. May 10.

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Failed Condominium Project Paves Way for Workforce Housing in Atlanta

Filed in Affordability by on May 7, 2019 0 Comments
Failed Condominium Project Paves Way for Workforce Housing in Atlanta

The Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing in Atlanta emerged from a failed upscale condominium development on the site of the old Triumph Lofts motorcycle parts factory. The result: 25 workforce-priced units, three community land trust units and a market-rate penthouse, along with a 25-year plan to revitalize the surrounding area through multimodal transportation, recreation and housing development.

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NAHB to Co-Host HUD Innovative Housing Showcase

Filed in Affordability, Home Building by on April 29, 2019 1 Comment
NAHB to Co-Host HUD Innovative Housing Showcase

NAHB will join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to co-host the Department’s inaugural “Innovative Housing Showcase.” The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June 1-5, 2019, to educate policy makers and the broader public on the new housing innovations and building technologies that are helping address the affordable housing challenges across our country.

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Workforce Housing Project Revitalizes Urban Neighborhood

Filed in Affordability, Land Development, Multifamily by on April 23, 2019 0 Comments
Workforce Housing Project Revitalizes Urban Neighborhood

The mission of Oxford Mills was to create a vibrant, synergistic, education-based community of teacher housing and nonprofit organizations. Ninety of the apartments are rented to residents earning up to 80 percent AMI, with 68 of those reserved for area teachers.

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Colorado Town Addresses Housing Affordability Through Intensive Planning and Development

Filed in Affordability, Land Development by on April 8, 2019 0 Comments
Colorado Town Addresses Housing Affordability Through Intensive Planning and Development

Communities can enhance affordability with a comprehensive planning and development framework. The Peak One development in the town of Frisco, Colo., provides a strong example.

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NAHB Chief Economist Testifies on Housing Affordability at Massachusetts Legislature

Filed in Affordability, Economics, Homeownership by on April 2, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Chief Economist Testifies on Housing Affordability at Massachusetts Legislature

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz told Massachusetts state policymakers today that growing affordability challenges for renters and home buyers stemming from years of underproduction and rising regulatory costs associated with land development and home building are having negative economic repercussions

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Strong Communication Efforts Essential to Mixed-Income DC-Area Project

Filed in Affordability by on March 27, 2019 0 Comments
Strong Communication Efforts Essential to Mixed-Income DC-Area Project

A limited supply of land, a shortage of skilled labor and rising fees are all contributing to higher prices weighing on the housing affordability crisis. In many areas, less tangible factors such as community perceptions, expectations and demands also play an important role in determining the availability and cost of housing. Learn how a successful collaboration between a local housing authority, developer and municipality, fueled by ongoing internal and external communications efforts to address public concerns, resulted a mixed-income project to serve multiple members of the community.

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Governor Signs Arkansas Housing Affordability Bill into Law

Filed in Affordability, Construction Industry by on March 15, 2019 1 Comment
Governor Signs Arkansas Housing Affordability Bill into Law

In a victory for state home builders and NAHB, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson earlier this week signed SB 170 into law, which will prevent cities and counties from regulating building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing. 

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