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  • Affordable Housing Energizes San Francisco’s Mission Bay

    September 21, 2015

    The 1180 Fourth Street development aims to integrate families into the neighborhood.

  • Making Walkable Townhouses Affordable for Millennials

    September 14, 2015

    A Miami architect/developer conceives flexible, two-unit urban townhouses to make them more affordable—especially in the walkable, close-in urban neighborhoods that millennials prefer.

  • For-Profit Developers Bring Expertise to Affordable Housing

    August 31, 2015

    A few developers, such as New York City–based Jonathan Rose Companies (JRCo) and St. Louis–based McCormack Baron Salazar, start with a mission-driven approach to create vibrant communities that give more people a safe and engaging place to call home—and then make sure that the developments also fit with their profit motivation.

  • Choice Neighborhoods: Redeveloping Boston’s Quincy Corridor

    August 10, 2015

    A development in Boston is the first of the five initial Choice Neighborhoods projects to be completed when HUD Secretary Julián Castro cut the ribbon on Quincy Heights, a 129-unit scattered-site housing redevelopment in Dorchester’s Quincy Corridor.

  • Innovative Capital Needed to Fund More Mixed-Income Communities

    August 3, 2015

    At a panel discussion on mixed-income housing at the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2015 conference, ULI trustee Colleen Carey shared a recent experience of trying to raise capital for a mixed-income multifamily project that her firm, the Cornerstone Group, hopes to build as part of Lyndale Gardens, a new town center in Richfield, Minnesota.

  • Improving Educational Opportunities for Cities and Suburbs

    July 27, 2015

    Affordable housing projects are often ground zero for the achievement gap that exists in the United States said panelists at the ULI Housing Opportunity conference. Nearly one in four American children (22 percent as of 2013) live in poverty, with half of those children living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.

  • Four Themes of ULI’s Butcher Forum on Multifamily Housing

    July 23, 2015

    More than 30 of the nation’s leading multifamily developers, owners, and capital providers gathered in May to discuss issues facing the industry at the 2nd annual ULI/Carolyn and Preston Butcher Forum on Multifamily Housing in Houston, Texas, with four key themes emerging.

  • Quantifying the U.S. Housing Crisis

    July 1, 2015

    The newly founded J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families launched in June with the release of an investigative housing report, focused on the post–Great Recession housing market in the United States.

  • Rising Rents—and Repurcussions

    June 29, 2015

    Residential rents are at the crisis level, according to real estate economists who addressed a gathering of the National Association of Real Estate Editors in Miami last week. In addition to crowding out renters’ other budget items, including necessities such as dental care, the ongoing lack of affordability is hindering the market for home purchases.

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