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  • In Brief: Multifamily Rents’ Growth Outside of Big U.S. Cities

    October 9, 2017

    National rents have barely moved through the entire peak rental season and into September, according to data from Yardi Matrix, marking the longest period of stagnation in recent history—four consecutive months. Coming in at $1,354 for the month of September, the average rent is only 2.2 percent higher than this time last year.

  • Facing the Challenges of Affordable Senior Housing

    September 20, 2017

    The lack of affordable housing for the growing senior population in the United States is a looming crisis and deserves more attention and resources from both the private sector and government, according to a leading advocate for aging issues. But affordable senior housing can become a platform for integrating services for low-income seniors and be an economic driver in communities by more efficiently delivering health care and other long-term support.

  • From NIMBY to YIMBY: Making a More Compelling Case for Housing

    Backing sympathetic elected officials, focusing on the human impacts of the housing shortage, and mobilizing nonvocal supporters for new projects are all effective ways to overcome NIMBY-ism over affordable housing projects, a panel of advocates said during the ULI Housing Opportunity 2017 Conference in New Orleans.

  • How Mixed-Income Housing Can Benefit Both Communities and Investors

    September 18, 2017

    More investors are warming up to the notion that mixed-income development can also be a relatively low-risk venture that offers a stable rate of return.

  • Innovations Driving Down Cost in Housing Design and Construction

    September 15, 2017

    Venture capitalists are jumping into the growing market for technology-based solutions for the affordable housing issues that communities around the globe are facing.

  • How America’s States and Cities Can Find Common Ground to Expand Housing Choice

    September 14, 2017

    State governments, in partnership with cities and other local jurisdictions, can and should do more to promote housing development and choice through smarter local land use policies and incentives, according to a new ULI report.

  • Projects in Boston, Newark, and Austin Win ULI Kemp Award

    September 11, 2017

    Newark’s Hahne & Co. Building, Boston’s Mosaic on the Riverway, and Austin’s Wildflower Terrace were selected by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winners of the 2017 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The annual award, which honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people in a broad range of incomes, is given to developments in which all or a portion of the units are affordable to households earning up to 120 percent of the area median income.

  • Washington, D.C., Department of Housing and Community Development Wins ULI Housing Policy Award

    Washington, D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has been selected by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2017 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis. DCHD, chosen for the award by a jury of national housing industry leaders, was honored during the Terwilliger Center’s Housing Opportunity Conference in New Orleans.

  • Building Smarter Homes in Southern California

    August 28, 2017

    Advances in technology and connectivity along with the identification of best practices by a collaboration of IT firms, homebuilders, and home product companies are delivering smart home platforms that are more user friendly than ever.

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