September 16, 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.

An interdisciplinary study, research and information resource on housing

(RECAP: The Virginia Center for Housing Research, the official housing research and information center Virginia, provides services to localities, the state, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses VCHR’s vision is to create and leverage cutting-edge research to improve the affordability, sustainability, and quality of housing.)

Affordable Housing’s Forever Solution

(RECAP: Are community land trusts the answer for cities seeking neighborhood stability? Despite widespread interest in the model, its spread remains slow due in large part to the difficulties of obtaining the necessary levels of funding, staffing and political support to bring a land trust to scale.)

Tiny House Design Floats Affordable Housing Over Parking Spaces

(RECAP: Elevate Structure, a Hawaiian tiny house company, envisions adding compact and affordable housing in cities around the U.S. — without sacrificing parking.)

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