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  • Creative Cost Cuts

    With careful attention to techniques and materials, the author maintains that it’s still possible to build a good place to live at an affordable price.

     
  • Financing Affordable Housing

    The feds are mostly out of the affordable housing business, but many state and local programs are picking up the slack. Here’s a guide to success with these programs.

     
  • Looking Into Modular

    If you want to cut your costs, and know them ahead of time, you should take a close look at modular’s latest offerings.

     
  • The Northeast Housing Squeeze: Searching for Solutions

    We are increasingly becoming a country of housing haves and have-nots. The only solution, argues a leading housing economist, is better use of our land resources.

     
  • Working With Owner Labor

    Using owner labor can yield big savings, but to make it work you must take a businesslike approach. An experienced contractor tells how.

     
  • Projects In Progress: Three Case Studies

    You may wonder how well textbook tactics work out in the field. We spoke with a few developers of current affordable projects, and got a wide range of responses.

     
  • Small House Design

    Can a small house provide the amenities and the quality of life we’ve come to expect from new homes? The author thinks so—if you use the right design strategies.

     

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