January 15, 2015

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

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

Research in a time of change: Understanding housing needs, identifying promising solutions

(RECAP: By many measures, 2015 will be a period of transition in housing policy and planning. Demographic and policy changes will create demands for new housing types and opportunities for service delivery. And localities will be called upon to proactively plan for ways to build inclusive communities.)

The Best Planning Apps for 2015

(RECAP: A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps.)

Demystifying the Alphabet Soup of Affordable Housing Development

(RECAP: If you’re dealing with a public housing agency’s aging housing stock in need of revitalization or in the market for additional rental units, you may be wondering if a unit may be both a public housing and LIHTC unit.) 

How the Cycle of Chronic Homelessness Begins—and Ends

(RECAP: Untreated mental illness, addiction and childhood trauma can spin a life out of control. This is a story about taking it back, and how the Housing First model made it possible.) 

Multifamily Developers: The Gateway to Senior Housing’s Future

(RECAP: Driven by desires for more walkable settings within close proximity to retail, restaurants and entertainment hubs, studies suggest the concept of the urbanized senior living community will be most attractive to Baby Boomers’ when it comes time for them to begin utilizing senior housing services.)

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.

Congress should help small communities by amending the Dodd-Frank Act

(RECAP: The Dodd-Frank Act favors big banks and cities. Congress should amend it to help smaller banks compete in the new financial marketplace and prevent capital flight from small communities.)

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