Tag: housing affordability

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Chairman's Update by on June 25, 2019 0 Comments
President Trump Signs Executive Order on Housing Affordability

The executive order gives federal agencies the latitude to identify solutions to help ease the pains of this housing crisis. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Land Development, Multifamily by on June 18, 2019 2 Comments
Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

Boston has seen notable growth in recent years, but it has been unable to keep up with housing demand. A new report, “The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing In Greater Boston,” illustrates the effects zoning restrictions can have on housing affordability in a major metropolitan area.

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Rent Control Legislation Heats Up Amid Affordability Concerns

Filed in Affordability, Multifamily by on June 12, 2019 5 Comments
Rent Control Legislation Heats Up Amid Affordability Concerns

Rents for apartments and single-family homes are rising nearly as fast as home prices. As already high rents climb higher, frustrated renters may move further away from employment centers or look for smaller apartments. Exacerbating the issue is increased legislative interest in rent control — which often creates more challenges, including reduced supply of available units and reduced income to states and municipalities because of slowed or halted development.

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Localities and States Push for Wider Acceptance of Accessory Dwelling Units

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
Localities and States Push for Wider Acceptance of Accessory Dwelling Units

What if there was a simple solution to help communities struggling with high housing costs, limited developable land and a demand for multigenerational living? An increasing number of communities around the United States have found that there is such a solution: accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Learn how different localities are integrating these solutions into their communities, and download the latest NAHB report on diversifying housing options.

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Vacant Airport Transforms into Vibrant Housing Development

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on June 7, 2019 2 Comments
Vacant Airport Transforms into Vibrant Housing Development

The master plan will convert the site to commercial, residential and recreational uses. When fully built, it will feature more than 5,900 homes, including a minimum of 25% affordable owner-occupied and rental units.

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Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NAHB recently announced a dynamic list of government and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and journalists who will be speaking at the Innovative Housing Showcase, June 1-5, on the National Mall.

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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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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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Waters Bill a Step Forward to Ease Nation’s Housing Affordability Woes

Filed in Capitol Hill by on April 30, 2019 3 Comments
Waters Bill a Step Forward to Ease Nation’s Housing Affordability Woes

NAHB today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters for proposing draft legislation to address the nation’s housing affordability crisis and called on the administration and Congress to make this issue a national policy priority.

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