December 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.

New ULI Report Looks at Innovative Financing Efforts Aimed at Preserving Workforce and Affordable Housing 

(RECAP: Preserving Multifamily Workforce and Affordable Housing, published by the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing, profiles 16 leading efforts to retain the affordability of rental units that have either lost or are at risk of losing government subsidies, as well as “naturally occurring” affordable units that are likely to be repositioned to serve higher-income households.)


(RECAP: Innovation -- speed, operational leanness, tech-enablement and profitable adjacent growth -- is a pillar for all sectors' future viability and vitality. Where does housing and community development fit into the conversation?)

Millennials turned cities ‘hipster.’ Can they do the same for the suburbs?

(RECAP: Young people once flocked to cities. Now, many are moving to the suburbs. How will that change the way these places look and feel?)

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.

Housing policy will actually happen in 2016, if quietly

(RECAP: Despite the confounding influence of the upcoming election, a few areas of housing policy might see concrete action next year. Several issue areas look ripe for policymaking and implementation in 2016.)

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