Tag: affordable housing

Dedicated from the beginning to everyone working to empower and support low-income communities, Shelterforce provides a venue for conversations that need to be had—on topics such as housing affordability, homeownership, and lots more.

Building Differently: Can It Reduce Construction Costs?

Experiments to lower construction costs, from reusing shipping containers to 3D printing walls, have been happening for years. But are any of these approaches able to provide meaningful savings at scale?

A Tangled Web: The Problem with Fragmented Housing Assistance

We don’t really have a housing assistance system. We have hundreds of them. And that's part of why it's so hard to get rent relief out.

The Gentrification Reality: A Response

We must continue studying and fighting gentrification, rather than abandon the concept altogether.

A Once Reliable Way to Refinance Older Affordable Housing Gets Harder...

It had been relatively easy for a developer to get 4 percent tax credits, but that’s no longer true in many places. How is this affecting nonprofit housing developers—and could the human infrastructure bill help?

From Mobile Home Parks to Multifamily Housing Cooperatives

As tenants organize to take over their buildings, there's been an increased interest in going the co-op route. Could the networks that support resident-owned mobile home park communities shift their focus to support residents of multifamily buildings that want to go co-op?

Is an Infrastructure Investment in Housing on Its Way?

The affordable housing industry considers the prospect of unprecedented funding if Biden’s housing as infrastructure plans make it through Congress.

Filling the Affordable Housing Financing Gap in the Gulf Coast Region

A new approach to pooling financing? Gulf Coast Housing Partnership’s initiative combines LIHTC credits and low-interest loans from national Medicaid managed care organizations for projects that blend affordable housing and onsite health centers.

Understanding Community Land Trusts

What are CLTs? How do they work? What are the benefits and areas of concern? An overview.

How LISC, Enterprise Hope to Bring More Capital to Developers of...

Two large community development intermediaries have announced major racial equity initiatives that emphasize how affordable housing gets built—and who builds it.

‘Gentrification’ Is Not the Real Problem

The conversation about gentrification continually repackages a set of debunked theories as reality and it obscures a set of real crises that need fixing.

Growth Is Not Always the Answer

Why is it always assumed that a city’s rate of growth is natural, or unavoidable, or simply that more growth is always better?

Send In the Resident Ambassadors

Neighborhoods B.U.I.L.D. Dayton is a community lawyering project of Legal Aid of Western Ohio Inc. and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Inc. (B.U.I.L.D. stands...

Finance and Chill? Big Tech Flirts with Community Development

Facing calls to invest in racial equity, companies like Netflix, Twitter, and others have recently pledged millions in new financing for affordable housing, small businesses, and other community development projects. Will they stick around?

Paying Hospitals to Build Housing—New Jersey Program Expands

More affordable housing projects approved, new funding for scattered-site improvements for substandard housing, and talks about replicating the program beyond the Garden State.

Inclusionary Housing: Secrets to Success

A new survey of unprecedented scale gives us insight into the diverse range what of inclusionary housing programs look like and which ones are successful.

The Loss of Hudson Yards Could Be NYC’s Gain

The impending collapse of the grotesque Hudson Yards development in Manhattan could be an opportunity for affordable housing.

‘Do We Need Affordable Housing’ Is the Wrong Question to Ask

How we can help elected officials promote genuine community by ensuring inclusive, mixed-income housing.

Moving from the Inequitable Housing System We Have to the Housing...

Three big, but basic, things that we could do right now to get us much closer to equity in housing.

How Democrats Can Fix the Affordable Housing Crisis

With Democrats taking back the Senate, can the Biden administration go beyond immediate-term rent relief to win more ambitious housing solutions?

Is the Pandemic Improving Affordable Housing Asset Management?

Resident services has long been the first to be cut in hard times—but for some housing providers that may be changing.