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How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

Housing affordability has long been at the forefront of housing policy and attention. Recent land use trends provide additional development methods to make the residential development and regulation process more efficient, but some localities are moving in the opposite direction by enacting burdensome residential design standards that go well past good design principles. NAHB’s Residential Design Standards: How Stringent Regulations Restrict Affordability and Choice report addresses this issue and explores other alternatives.

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Join NAHB for Webinar Wednesdays in July

Join NAHB for Webinar Wednesdays in July

NAHB Education is offering a variety of dynamic webinars for housing industry professionals every Wednesday in July.

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NAHB Awards Programs Now Open

NAHB Awards Programs Now Open

Applications are now open for numerous awards that recognize the innovation and dedication of professionals throughout the home building industry.

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Fresh Air Design Options for Post-COVID-19 Market

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Environmental by on June 15, 2020 2 Comments
Fresh Air Design Options for Post-COVID-19 Market

While the pandemic has upended many things, enjoying the outdoors doesn’t need to be one of them. Whether a leafy home in the suburbs or a large apartment building in the city, there are many ways to design outdoor areas to expand living spaces for health, relaxation and recreation.

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Ohio Urban Infill Project Improves Quality of Life in Neglected Neighborhood

Ohio Urban Infill Project Improves Quality of Life in Neglected Neighborhood

The Residences at Career Gateway is a community housing development, funded with the help of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), which aims to revitalize the south side of Columbus and connect residents with meaningful workforce supports.

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The Future of Multifamily Design

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on June 3, 2020 8 Comments
The Future of Multifamily Design

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced residents to look at a number of their everyday experiences — including the way they live. In multifamily developments, the areas of real changes will occur based on two components: health and safety protocols, and consumer demands.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Housing Affordability Bill into Law

Oklahoma Governor Signs Housing Affordability Bill into Law

In a victory for home builders and housing affordability, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) has signed SB 1713 into law. The legislation will limit cities and counties from regulating purely aesthetic building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing.

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Explore Research Data on Popular New Home Features

Filed in Design, Education, Housing Trends by on May 25, 2020 3 Comments
Explore Research Data on Popular New Home Features

NAHB’s webinar It’s 2020—and THIS is What Buyers Want, scheduled on May 27, will explore the design and structural features of today’s new homes and highlight how consumer preferences have changed home design over the last two decades.

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Members and HBAs Continue Helping Communities Respond to COVID-19

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership, NAHB Cares by on April 24, 2020 0 Comments
Members and HBAs Continue Helping Communities Respond to COVID-19

NAHB is highlighting members of the home building industry who have stepped up to help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about their efforts.

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5 Design Trends for Life at Home

Filed in Design by on April 2, 2020 2 Comments
5 Design Trends for Life at Home

What does the turmoil of the coronavirus mean for new homes and communities? For starters, we are all spending more time at home, and gaining a greater appreciation for, or frustration of, all the things that come with that. We can expect this disruption to clear the way for underlying trends that are already out there to become more mainstream.

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