Policy Moves Hit the West
Several important housing policies have been adopted or proposed in the West in the last several months, a sign of the depth of the affordable housing problem across the region.
Fight for the Right to Build
What this country needs is an apartment construction boom.
Dressing It Up
The Laramar Group is bullish on workforce housing.
Capitalizing on Public Land
When California officials decided to expand the state’s university system in the late 1990s by adding a campus in Camarillo, they already knew that the spiraling cost of housing in Southern California would limit their ability to recruit faculty and staff, so they wove 900 units of housing into the...
Rising land costs keep Southeastern developersstruggling to make deals work
In the Appalachian mountain town of Brevard, N.C., a 21 percent jump in construction costs forced The Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina (TAHG) to trim the size of its latest affordable housing development by eight units.
Big-Box Mixes with Affordable Housing
When affordable housing developers mix a little retail into their projects, it’s usually not Wal-Mart, Target, or Whole Foods.
The Squeeze Play
NEW YORK CITY- For decades, teachers, firefighters, and policemen have found refuge from New York City’s brutal housing market in Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, one of the biggest communities ever built for people earning moderate incomes
Inclusionary Zoning Catches On
Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of an Editorial Forum held by Hanley Wood, LLC, the publisher of Affordable Housing Finance and Apartment Finance Today magazines, in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12.
Land Development Pays off for Housing Authority
BOULDER, CO. - When the public housing agency here commemorated its 40th anniversary in September, its 46 employees had good reason to celebrate.
Housing authority turns land developer to produce wide mix oflow-cost units
Boulder, Colo.—Public housing agencies in many cities are looking for innovative ways to deliver affordable housing, but this city’s authority jumped further out front than most by undertaking land development to subsidize its own operations and create a