Tag: housing affordability

“Building the Dream” Event Highlights Homeownership Gaps

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“Building the Dream” Event Highlights Homeownership Gaps

Government officials and community stakeholders came together at NAHB’s recent kickoff of its “Building the Dream” series in Minneapolis to highlight how this crisis is being addressed at the local and state level to help bridge the gap for homeownership.

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Talk Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill by on November 21, 2019 3 Comments
Democratic Presidential Candidates Talk Housing Affordability

Democratic presidential candidates cited the need to increase housing production to ease America’s affordability crisis during a nationally televised debate last night in Atlanta.

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Watch Live: NAHB Discusses National Trends in Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Housing Trends by on November 15, 2019 1 Comment
Watch Live: NAHB Discusses National Trends in Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Election 2020 series will kick off Monday, Nov. 18, in Minneapolis at 8:30 a.m. CT with a robust discussion on how municipalities are tackling the housing affordability crisis. Tune in to the event’s livestream to watch as state and local government officials, industry leaders and community partners share their insights on the challenges of housing affordability and potential solutions to address housing inequity.

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Lower Mortgage Rates Push Housing Affordability to Highest Level in Three Years

Filed in Affordability, Economics by on November 7, 2019 0 Comments
Lower Mortgage Rates Push Housing Affordability to Highest Level in Three Years

With mortgage rates at a three-year low and a healthy job market, housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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NAHB Kicks Off Election 2020 Event Series This Month

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill by on November 4, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Kicks Off Election 2020 Event Series This Month

NAHB will host a series of events throughout the 2020 campaign season, featuring candidates, local leaders and constituents discussing the importance of housing issues.

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What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

Filed in Affordability, Education, Land Development, Multifamily by on November 1, 2019 0 Comments
What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

Less restrictive zoning would allow for more of what’s been termed “missing middle housing” and help provide solutions to the housing affordability crisis. A recent webinar presented what missing middle housing is, how it meets the needs of today’s buyers, and the current challenges and successes in developing these types of homes.

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Why a ‘Ban’ on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Why a ‘Ban’ on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Recently, the state of Oregon has moved to use the power of policy to influence housing affordability, diversity and flexibility. In what some are calling an effective ban on single-family zoning, the state is requiring that multifamily units be allowed on land previously reserved just for single-family homes.

A recent report from NAHB illustrates how innovative land-use policies that encourage the development of housing, such as Oregon’s legislation, promote greater housing affordability and meet the varied needs of an increasingly diverse home-buying population. 

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How to Think Big and Build Small to Address Housing Demand

Filed in Affordability, Education, Multifamily by on August 21, 2019 1 Comment
How to Think Big and Build Small to Address Housing Demand

Housing affordability is a growing concern to NAHB members and the communities they serve. NAHB Multifamily will present a webinar on Sept. 11 that will explore “missing middle housing,” a concept that describes housing types that range in scale from duplexes to bungalow courts and mansion apartments.

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‘Impossible’ Project Provides Critical Workforce Housing Options in Memphis

Filed in Affordability, Awards, Multifamily by on August 6, 2019 2 Comments
‘Impossible’ Project Provides Critical Workforce Housing Options in Memphis

Repurposing a 1.5 million-square-foot decaying building that’s been abandoned for decades and is too expensive even to demolish may seem like an impossible task. Yet a group of non-profit organizations in Memphis tackled this feat by turning a 1927 vintage Sears distribution center into a “vertical urban village” that includes resources for the arts community, for education, and for health and wellness services.

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6 Lessons Learned from a Historic St. Louis Rehab Project

6 Lessons Learned from a Historic St. Louis Rehab Project

The Arcade Apartments development is finished product of a historic rehabilitation of a 500,000-square-foot architectural landmark in downtown St. Louis. The $118 million project involved a mix of federal and state historic tax credits and New Market Tax Credits, loans, mortgages and investment from Webster University.

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