Tag: housing affordability

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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State and Local Partnerships Expand Affordable Housing Options in Connecticut

Filed in Affordability by on March 13, 2019 0 Comments
State and Local Partnerships Expand Affordable Housing Options in Connecticut

Ferry Crossing was the first affordable housing development completed under the Connecticut’s Housing for Economic Growth program. The development — a joint venture project to create 16 affordable rental units — was created under a partnership between the Town of Old Saybrook, local nonprofit HOPE Partnership and regional nonprofit Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development. The state’s Housing Connections of Connecticut program also helped with capacity building.

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NAHB Leaders Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on March 8, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Leaders Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and First Vice Chairman Dean Mon conducted two days of meetings this week with Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to address growing housing affordability concerns and keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.

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Home Prices are the Principal Barrier to Homeownership

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on February 18, 2019 1 Comment
Home Prices are the Principal Barrier to Homeownership

A recent Eye on Housing blog post revealed that 58% of buyers actively searching for a home to buy in the fourth quarter of 2018 have been looking unsuccessfully for at least three months. Find out why it is it taking these buyers so long to pull the trigger.

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Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on February 11, 2019 8 Comments
Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

NAHB’s latest quarterly Housing Trends Report shows that prospective home buyers in all age categories are wrestling with affordability issues.

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Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

Filed in Construction Industry, Homeownership by on February 7, 2019 0 Comments
Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

At the urging of local citizens and the housing community, the Arkansas Senate yesterday passed SB 170, legislation that would prevent cities and counties from regulating building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing.

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NAHB Commends State of the Union Proposal on Infrastructure

Filed in Capitol Hill by on February 6, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Commends State of the Union Proposal on Infrastructure

While NAHB supports increased infrastructure spending, First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde, who attended the event at the U.S. Capitol, also called on policymakers to address mounting housing affordability concerns.

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