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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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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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2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

Filed in Design, Housing Affordability, Land Development by on March 9, 2020 0 Comments
2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

As the housing affordability crisis continues, a greater mix of housing types, not just more housing, is needed to meet differing income and generational needs. Here are two examples that highlight different approaches to creating one type of solution, accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

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How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

Filed in Housing Affordability by on March 3, 2020 8 Comments
How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

TheHill.TV explores the hidden costs behind rising home prices and how they’re contributing to the housing affordability crisis.

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Zoning and Regulations Put Housing Out of Reach

Filed in Housing Affordability by on February 21, 2020 0 Comments
Zoning and Regulations Put Housing Out of Reach

Government officials and community stakeholders from the Charlotte area and beyond came together this week to discuss how to address key challenges to making housing affordable for all prospective homeowners during the second installment of the “Building the Dream” series.

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How Zoning and Regulations Can Produce Barriers to Housing Affordability

Filed in Housing Affordability by on February 3, 2020 3 Comments
How Zoning and Regulations Can Produce Barriers to Housing Affordability

Despite improved conditions in the housing industry, a recent episode from The Hill.TV highlights how communities are still grappling with how to overcome the challenges of housing affordability for many of their residents. Cities such as Washington, D.C., have seen housing prices vastly outgrow household income gains, putting homeownership increasingly out of reach.

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Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue

Filed in Housing Affordability, Land Development by on January 16, 2020 3 Comments
Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue

NAHB continues to dive into ongoing concerns over housing affordability, including its “Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes” report. The report identifies ordinances and codes that enable the construction of more varied housing types and smaller, more affordable homes, including the form-based code for greenfield development used in the Mews Townhouse Units in South Jordan, Utah.

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3 Ways to Make Housing Options Work

Filed in Housing Affordability, Land Development by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
3 Ways to Make Housing Options Work

Media coverage recently has detailed the growing housing affordability shortage in the United States, discussing how local zoning remains a barrier to greater access to housing. Communities can work to address this shortage by updating ordinances that promote single-family detached and large multifamily buildings, with few options between.

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Increased Supply and Collaboration Needed to Combat Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Housing Affordability by on December 12, 2019 2 Comments
Increased Supply and Collaboration Needed to Combat Housing Affordability Crisis

The Hill spotlights the overall impact of the housing affordability crisis in a new video segment following NAHB’s Election 2020 event in Minneapolis. The segment provides an overview of the topics surrounding the crisis, and features interviews from community panelists at the Minneapolis event and subject matter experts.

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“Building the Dream” Event Highlights Homeownership Gaps

Filed in Housing Affordability by on November 22, 2019 2 Comments
“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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