Category: Affordability

New Contest Seeks to Find Affordable, Creative Solutions to Housing

One US city is hoping to incentivize developers to build affordable housing by opening a contest looking for creative ideas for affordable housing. The prize? Free land to test their idea.

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Amazon Investing in Affordable Housing Near HQ2 Campus in Virginia

Amazon is pledging $20 million to Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund as part of the HQ2 deal it reached with the County earlier this year.

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How expensive is housing in your community?

Housing is top of mind in many communities across the country. Access to affordable housing, commute times from residential centers to employer centers, types of housing available, and more all play a role in the attractiveness of your community and the ability of your workforce to easily access jobs.

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Housing is Becoming Unaffordable Outside of Major Metros Too

We’ve all heard about unaffordable housing in San Francisco or Los Angeles, but housing unaffordability is making its way to smaller towns, affecting both homeowners and renters.

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New Census Data Finds Millennials Moving to the Suburbs

Census data released last week finds that urban growth is slowing down, and the millennial population is increasingly leaving big cities for suburbs or smaller metros.

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Which is Better: Place-Based Policies or People-Based Policies?

Research finds merit in both place-based policies, economic policy that improves the economy of a location, and people-based policies, economic policy that helps people move to more prosperous areas with better jobs and quality of life. But which is more effective?

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Where Workers Salaries Go the Furthest – It’s Not Where You’d Think

New research finds which cities are the best to live in based on workers’ salaries versus cost of living.

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Entrepreneurs are Moving Home, Away from Major Startup Hubs

Smaller cities are becoming more supportive of entrepreneurs, especially in terms of access to capital, leading Midwest entrepreneurs to return or stay home rather than relocate to a coastal startup hub.

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Affordable Housing is Still a Challenge, but There are Solutions

Affordable housing is a national issue, but the problems and solutions look different for every community. Cities can still learn from one another, even if their problems are different, and federal efforts can support communities as they develop more affordable housing.

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