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  • Low debt, low operating costs help homeless project

    St. Cloud, Minn.—By combining soft debt with innovative construction to keep down costs, the Al Loehr Veterans and Community Studio Apartments is able to serve its mission of housing veterans and others at risk of homelessness.

  • Developer takes novel approach to seniors housing

    Abingdon, Va. — A new $3.6 million seniors development seeks to offer an alternative kind of independent-living community, one in which close-knit residents will care for one another as they grow older.

  • In the News

    Sinking homes and abandoned mines; Boston land-use regs study; storm-damage niche; more

  • Ambitious revitalization effort to reinvent small Vermont city

    Winooski, Vt. — A 213-unit mixed-income rental development is at the heart of the new city center emerging in this depressed former mill town.

  • Habitat to double worldwide production

    Jonathan Reckford, the new CEO of Habitat for Humanity, didn’t see Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery as part of his job description when he was given the position just before the hurricane struck New Orleans in August 2005.

  • One Great Offer

    By John Caulfield. Ara Hovnanian, president and CEO of New Jersey-based Hovnanian Enterprises, was on the line. Smith, who says he had met Ara Hovnanian a few years earlier, kept watch as Hovnanian Enterprises marched into new markets across the country.

  • Big Builder News Bits

    By Wendy Leibowitz. Los Angeles-based KB Home announced it had acquired Chicago-based Zale Homes for $33 million, including the assumption of debt. KB Home closed 21,778 homes in the United States in 2002, for gross revenues of a little more than $5 million.

  • Notebook

    Portland, Ore., growth restrictions; Minnesota energy code takes on backdrafting; new concrete reinforcing; top ten building markets

  • Eight-Penny News

    Hardboard makers face court action, Los Angeles mulls citywide seismic retrofit, a boring story

  • The Legal Column: Cluster Zoning