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How Green Building Can Boost Housing Affordability

How Green Building Can Boost Housing Affordability

Housing affordability — a top priority for NAHB in 2019 — is a critical issue nationwide. Although there is no single solution to the affordability challenge, incentives can provide some relief. Visit NAHB at the NACo Conference this week to learn how high-performance building strategies in both market-rate and low-income homes can qualify for these incentives to provide affordable solutions, and what other jurisdictions are doing.

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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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Boomers Cite Durable Materials Among Most-Wanted Home Features

Boomers Cite Durable Materials Among Most-Wanted Home Features

As of 2019, the entire baby boomer generation is now officially 55 years old and up. What do these 75 million consumers in a strong 55+ housing market want in their homes for their ‘golden years’?

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Award-Winning Multifamily Amenities That Meet Baby Boomer Demands

Award-Winning Multifamily Amenities That Meet Baby Boomer Demands

Seniors no longer want to live out their golden years in a sprawling community in the middle of nowhere; instead, they want to be where the action is and share new experiences with loved ones. This award-winning development incorporates today’s trends with a new concept for the 55+ demographic that gives residents freedom to enjoy the things they love most, while exploring new and exciting hobbies and adventures.

Learn more and how you can apply for NAHB award programs such as the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards and Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

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NAHB Resources Available to Help Navigate Opportunity Zones

Filed in Multifamily, Tax Reform Toolkit by on March 27, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Resources Available to Help Navigate Opportunity Zones

Established as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, opportunity zones provide tax incentives for investors with capital gains to invest in underserved areas affected by poverty and unemployment. However, as a new tax incentive, many building industry members are still unclear on how to take advantage of this incentive. Learn more about the resources available through NAHB.

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How Modular Construction Can Benefit Multifamily Developments

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on March 25, 2019 0 Comments
How Modular Construction Can Benefit Multifamily Developments

Modular construction is a hot topic within the construction industry as a potential solution to labor shortages and rising costs — and, subsequently, housing affordability — because of the speed and efficiency with which these structures can be built. Multifamily developers interested in learning how to adopt this practice in their businesses can learn more from an experienced multifamily builder member in a March 27 webinar.

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Navigating Housing’s Complicated Marijuana Legal Landscape

Filed in Legal, Multifamily by on March 11, 2019 0 Comments
Navigating Housing’s Complicated Marijuana Legal Landscape

Although marijuana may be legal in certain states, it is still illegal federally, which has caused uncertainty around legal restrictions. Learn the facts in the March 21 webinar, “How Do I Maneuver through the Issues that Marijuana May Bring?”

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HUD to Radically Cut Advance Notice of Housing Inspections

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on February 22, 2019 1 Comment
HUD to Radically Cut Advance Notice of Housing Inspections

HUD has announced it is dramatically reducing the advance notice it provides to public housing authorities and private owners of HUD-subsidized apartment developments before inspections to 14 days.

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4 Cities Added to LIHTC Maps

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Trends, Multifamily by on February 5, 2019 0 Comments
4 Cities Added to LIHTC Maps

NAHB has added Detroit, San Diego, Tampa, Fla., and Minneapolis to its exclusive series of maps detailing metro areas where the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is used to develop new affordable homes and apartments.

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