Addressing the “Missing Middle” in the Housing Market

Addressing the lack of affordable housing for the middle class is one of the biggest opportunities—and sources of frustration—for homebuilders, according to a panel of industry executives speaking during the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.

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  • Keeping Housing Affordable as the Dallas/Fort Worth Region Continues to Grow

    October 1, 2018

    The city of Dallas’s first-ever comprehensive housing policy is drawing significant interest from real estate professionals, but building affordable housing in one of the nation’s most income-segregated cities remains a significant challenge. A group of housing experts gathered in September to discuss the policy and affordable housing opportunities at an event hosted by ULI North Texas.

  • Tech and Manufacturing Driving Growth in Southern U.S. Markets

    August 27, 2018

    While America’s South continues on a steady course with a growing population and an increasing number of jobs, officials are acting on some challenges, which include traffic, housing affordability, education needs, and the rising cost of construction.

  • Urbanizing a Former Naval Air Station in San Francisco Bay

    August 24, 2018

    Over the past two decades, the form, face, and future of this former military installation have been emerging.

  • Four Finalists Named for ULI Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

    August 3, 2018

    Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of New York City, Los Angeles County, and the states of New Jersey and New York have been selected as finalists for the 2018 ULI Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award. The annual award, presented by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, recognizes innovative ways the public sector is addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis.

  • 13 Finalists Selected for ULI Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced finalists for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award, which honors exemplary developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes.

  • As Boise Booms, Former HUD Secretary Sees a Chance for Greater Equity

    July 30, 2018

    Behind the new home construction, park improvements, and a rising downtown skyline that are attracting out-of-state migration, some longtime families in Boise, Idaho, are struggling to afford housing in a market that has seen rents more than double in the past decade.

  • Developing Code-Compliant Tiny Homes to House Florida’s Workers

    July 13, 2018

    Hospitality, tourism, and medical services remain the largest industries driving Florida’s economy; but hotel and restaurant workers, nurses, and hospital administration employees often struggle to find suitable housing in the state’s largest cities. Panelists at the 2018 ULI Florida Summit discussed innovative solutions to the problem.

  • ULX: Ten Affordable Housing Projects

    July 9, 2018

    The following ten projects—all built during the past five years—showcase a variety of design strategies that make inventive use of their project budgets, including a textile mill adapted to serve as apartments and supportive housing for military veterans.

  • Toward Zero Parking: Challenging Conventional Wisdom for Multifamily

    July 2, 2018

    Two architects address ten common concerns about shrinking parking requirements.

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