Saturday, September 14, 2019

Tag: affordable housing

Affordable housing is housing which is deemed affordable to those with a median household income as rated by the national government or a local government by a recognized housing affordability index.

I can’t get no

One person, Arie Shashou, 77, thought just that. That was before Shashou received an eviction notice in March. Shashou’s $825-a-month rent-controlled apartment, and 17...

Building lures

The changes are backed by the building industry but have drawn protests from advocates for low-income tenants. “It’s a race to the bottom,” said Darryl...

Time to move

But the future of the government sponsored enterprises, or GSEs as they are more commonly called, is unlikely to be determined in 2014. Given the...

The shocking reality of rental housing

But that's not the most startling part of the survey. It turns out that renters in smaller cities like Duluth and even housing boomtowns...

ULI weighs in

Proposed steps include: Promoting cost-effectiveness through consolidation, coordination, and simplification: including consolidating monitoring and due diligence activities; coordinating competitive funding competitions; improving codes, zoning, and...

A climate action plan for affordable multihousing

To reduce the deadly threat of climate disruption, it is essential to rein in polluting energy use, especially the wasteful conventional consumption of electricity...

When something’s just not right

The problem these developers face is another type of shortage; finding qualified manpower. Like many of those in the trades, construction managers and designers...

It’s a small world

The city is considering shrinking the minimum size of rental units, prompted by a demographic shift toward one-person households along with rising rents and...

Uptown, turnaround Jerry Brown

On a coast filled with dreamy, seaside cities, Oakland is more like a Midwestern industrial town dropped far from home. Mayor Brown points out,...

Habitat experiments with building multifamily homes

Problem: South Hampton Roads Habitat for Humanity in Norfolk, Va. says the region is running out of affordable land. Solution: The charity affiliate, which has...

A reasonable proposal

Much has been made of the recent proposal by the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform to modify the current, virtually unlimited mortgage...

How will the new spending bill impact affordable housing?

As I write this column, the Senate is close to considering the omnibus appropriations bill to fund HUD and other programs for FY 03/04....

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