Items Tagged with 'Affordable housing'

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  • Curious about inclusionary housing? Check out this handy-dandy map

    Fannie Mae-backed affordable housing advocacy group creates interactive map
    Hearing a lot of buzz about inclusionary housing but unsure of what it means or where it's going down? Grounded Solutions Network has you covered. The affordable housing advocacy group recently released an interactive map tracking inclusionary housing efforts in the U.S. Read all about it here.
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  • MBA Secondary: Predicting the future of housing finance policy

    Will new FHA, FHFA leaders get to implement any changes before the next election?
    With several key housing appointments still vacant and uncertainty building around legislative direction after the upcoming mid-term elections, forecasting the future of housing finance is tricky. But a panel of eminent industry leaders gave it a try at the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary Marketing conference on Monday.
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  • Louisiana moves to ban inclusionary zoning

    State house approves bill that would impact affordable housing development
    The Louisiana legislature is moving to ban inclusionary zoning, a policy meant to promote affordable housing by mandating the inclusion of an affordable portion in new housing developments. This week, the state's House of Representatives approved a ban on inclusionary zoning. The measure could be on the governor's desk soon.
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  • NLIHC reveals benefits of affordable housing

    Speaks up during National Housing Week of Action
    May 1st through the 8th is National Housing Week of Action, and several companies and nonprofit organizations are using this time to promote affordable housing and the benefits it brings to the community. These infographics show how NLIHC says affordable housing will benefit its residents and even local economies.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

    Plus, developments in affordable housing
    A few weeks ago, we asked if private capital was beginning to show more interest in the mortgage market. And now, we’re starting to see more signs that interest in mortgages that don’t fit inside the Qualified Mortgage box seems to be growing. Plus, big rental-related news out of New York and Minnesota. All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • Freddie Mac names Christopher Herbert to board of directors

    Will help promote housing affordability
    Freddie Mac recently announced it elected Christopher Herbert as a director on the company’s board of directors. The company explained that Herbert holds extensive experience in housing policy and urban development, and will help the company promote a stable housing market and further affordable housing initiatives.
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  • Housing authorities see greatest benefit from spending bill

    Enhances programs that affect housing finance
    New reports from S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service show the housing sector could become the greatest beneficiaries of the recently passed spending plan. The ratings agencies explained the omnibus spending plan is good news for the housing sector and supports their stable outlook for 2018.
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  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company to sell LEGO-like bricks that can be used to build housing

    Musk claims two people could build outer walls of a small house in two days
    Elon Musk may be more famous for building electric cars (and solar roof panels) at Tesla or launching one of those electric cars into space with SpaceX, but his other company is about to come out with a product that could be used to easily and quickly build new housing. Musk took to Twitter on Monday to announce that The Boring Company will soon sell “lifesize LEGO-like interlocking bricks” that can be used to build sculptures, buildings, or even houses.
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