Multifamily

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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Leveraging Green Building to Incentivize Housing Affordability

Leveraging Green Building to Incentivize Housing Affordability

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is an important resource for creating affordable rental housing in the United States. Each state approves a Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), which establishes the criteria allocating agencies will use to award LIHTCs. Some states include green certification programs as part of their QAP. See which programs are recognized in your state.

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Harvard Study Shows U.S. Housing Production is Lagging Far Behind Demand

Harvard Study Shows U.S. Housing Production is Lagging Far Behind Demand

Despite a solid economy, rising wages and household growth that is now back from post-recession lows, new home construction remains depressed, due to supply-side challenges that are making it increasingly more difficult to build at affordable price points.

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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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House and Senate Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Improve Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on June 4, 2019 2 Comments
House and Senate Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Improve Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

After months of work by NAHB’s Housing Credit Group members, legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, as well as provide it with additional resources.

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NAHB Receives $110,000 Grant from HUD

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Multifamily by on May 31, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Receives $110,000 Grant from HUD

NAHB has received a $110,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fight housing discrimination.

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Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer

Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer

Baby boomers moving into communities desire energy-efficient features, especially windows and appliances, and in addition, 84% of potential homebuyers recently surveyed favor whole-home energy certification. See the key strategies Christopher Companies uses to address these desires in its The Crest of Alexandria development.

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Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter 2019

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on May 23, 2019 0 Comments
Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter 2019

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened in the first quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey released today by NAHB.

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