November 26, 2014

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.

Symposium: Exponential Impact: Connecting Health, Housing and Community 

(RECAP: Explore tools, resources and best practices to expand your impact in the communities that you serve, and enable you to efficiently and effectively tackle funding and partnership opportunities. The one-day symposium will be held in Washington, DC, at the Washington Marriott Marquis on December 10.)

Working With Locals—A Senior Living Developer’s Friend and Foe

(RECAP: As conversations about building senior housing play out in local media outlets nationwide, developers who secure prime locations for their senior housing pipelines say marketing strategies that educate local community members about senior living are key to moving plans forward.)

Project-Based VASH: Powering the Push to End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

(RECAP: In order to substantially end homelessness among veterans by 2015, we need to leverage more project-based VASH to build more supportive housing developments for veterans. While construction takes time, new developments are the foundation of a long-term solution.)

Small cities and towns are urban places, too

(RECAP: The Washington Post recently told the story of Drew Murphy — an educated young man living the walkable urban life like many in his generation, with a twist. He doesn't live in the city.)

Opinions on Housing 

The views and opinions expressed in Opinions on Housing are solely those of the original authors, and do not necessarily represent those of VHDA, our stakeholders or any/all contributors to this blog.

What happens when housing for the poor is remodeled for Millennials

(RECAP: Widely applied, the Supreme Court case of Koontz vs. St. Johns River Water Management District could hamper programs of many kinds that cities run requiring developers to create affordable housing or to pay into affordable housing funds.)

Being a renter doesn’t make you a financial failure

(RECAP: Homeownership has for decades been key to the achieving the American dream. But should that dream be deferred in our still recovering economy?)

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