Seniors face affordable housing crisis

Surging demand and limited development have created an affordable-housing crisis for seniors that’s only expected to worsen in the years ahead.

City Households on Par With Suburbs: ULI

With employment opportunities, options for transportation and walkability, Americans are drawn to living urban. Now, the demand for housing in urban areas is rivaling that of the suburbs, according to new research by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In the 50 largest markets in the nation, city population rates are speeding up toward those of […]

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Will Carson’s new HUD centers reduce the need for housing assistance?

The program’s ambitious goals are to increase employment and business ownership, enroll more individuals in college and GED programs, increase physicals and prenatal visits at federal health centers, increase civic engagement — and more.

Kanye West collaborator unveils Yeezy affordable housing designs

After announcing his plans to transform a 300-acre plot of land behind his Calabasas home into a luxury home development, Kanye West has graduated to another idea — an affordable housing complex made of prefabricated concrete and polystyrene components complete with a design aesthetic that mimics the Yeezy fashion brand.

At Home in Retirement: Boomers Facing a Hard Truth

Baby boomers are on the cusp of retirement, but the ability to afford their desired lifestyle is at odds with their preferences, according to a recent report by The NHP Foundation (NHPF), an affordable housing nonprofit. Of the boomers surveyed for the report, 85 percent want to be in the home they have now in […]

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California Realtors pledge to build affordable housing at LA headquarters

The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is considering the redevelopment of its Los Angeles headquarters to create new affordable housing. The proposed development would pave the way for 181 residential units, which would include rental and for…

What’s it like to win a housing lottery in the nation’s most expensive city?

Winning an affordable housing lottery takes a lot of luck and a lot of perseverance. Families try for years, applying to dozens of apartments in hopes that they’ll be called. So what’s it like when you actually win?

HUD proposes major overhaul of Section 8, tripling rent for low-income families

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials on Wednesday proposed a major overhaul to the country’s Section 8 voucher program and the low-income rental subsidies that affect 4.5 million American families.

Disenfranchised First-Timers: Solving the Need for Entry-Level Housing

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses the affordable housing shortage, and potential solutions. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Bill Plattos, Executive Vice President, First Team Realty, Orange County, Calif.   Dan Forsman, President & CEO, […]

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Startups unveil $4,000 home built with a 3-D printer

Technology startup Icon thinks that one day, 3-D printed homes could populate swaths of the United States. But to start, the early-stage company is building a prototype for affordable, 3-D printed housing for the developing world …