November 11, 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.

How Can the LIHTC Program Most Effectively Be Used To Provide Affordable Rental Housing Near Transit?

(RECAP: To answer this question, this study relies on qualitative analysis of interviews of more than 100 housing policy agency staff, developers and housing and transit policy experts, and on a quantitative analysis of more than 400 qualified allocation plans issued during an 8-year period.) 

This Modular Puzzle-Like House Can Be Arranged Into Any Shape

(RECAP: This innovative design is a house made entirely of modular corridors that can be rearranged, like enormous LEGO blocks, into a variety of configurations. Not only does this allow for a lot of flexibility in terms of layout, it makes them easy to ship as well.)

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.

The Nonprofit Agenda for Regional Affordable Housing: An Advocacy Manifesto

(RECAP: Does the scale of the affordable housing needs of metropolitan areas like metro D.C. deter nonprofits from wading into the debate? It shouldn’t. Here’s a blueprint for nonprofit affordable housing advocacy.)

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