Category: Housing

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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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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Affordable Housing Fight in Connecticut Sees No End in Sight

A deep dive into attempts to build affordable housing in wealthy Connecticut towns reveals a long history of exclusionary zoning.

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Upzoning as a Fix to Inequality is Too Good to be True

According to the laws of supply and demand, building more housing should help decrease rents and mortgages and provide lower income families with more affordable options that put them closer to jobs and other key amenities, but economic researchers say this simple solution is too good to be true.

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Proposals for Affordable Housing and Challenges to Zoning Create a Stir in Silicon Valley

It’s no secret that housing is scarce and expensive in the Bay Area, but how does that affect Silicon Valley’s only affordable neighborhood? Controversy is surrounding one Silicon Valley community, East Palo Alto, after California’s SB 50 Housing bill passed its second committee hearing.

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