January 13, 2016

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

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

Property value in low-income housing debate

(RECAP: A professor of economics of Stanford University looked into what happened to housing values in towns and cities across the country when low-income homes were built nearby.)

Geeky solutions for affordable housing

(RECAP: An expert in the nuts and bolts of affordable housing lays out wonky strategies that just might work.)

Three Innovative Ways to Preserving Workforce and Affordable Housing

(RECAP: The shrinking supply of workforce and affordable rental housing in cities across the United States has sparked innovative financing vehicles from an array of real estate firms to preserve the units, helping stem the loss of an urgently needed product, according to a report released by ULI and NeighborWorks America.)

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.

Here’s a bold proposal to make renting more affordable

(RECAP: Homeowners have enjoyed a tax deduction and incentives to buy properties for years now. But as even as more young Americans become homeowners, income inequality and a growing wage and skills gap mean this generation is facing dramatically different realities. The Center for American Progress has a radical proposal: create an “opportunity agenda” for renters.)

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