Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Housing Market Revival is Key to Detroit’s Economic Recovery

A healthy housing market builds current residents’ wealth, attracts new residents, stabilizes neighborhoods, and generates revenue for local government. Although Detroit’s housing market has been plagued by weak demand, an oversupply of aging and dilapidated housing stock, and a lack of sufficient income and access to capital for potential homebuyers, emerging trends and innovative practices are moving the city toward greater economic recovery. Read more... Read more

Thanks to Good Planning, Arlington is Building Over 200 New Affordable Housing Units

Arlington has set ambitious goals to tackle housing affordability, in part by making it easier for developers to build affordable housing in the first place. According to a recent report, Arlington made plans for new affordable units and brought its number of homeless residents down last year even as rents and housing costs went up. Read more... Read more

Baltimore Hopes to Create Model for Safe DIY Artist Spaces

Baltimore’s Bell Foundry, a two-story theater, art venue and live-work space, was shuttered the week after the fire in Oakland claimed the lives of 36 people. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh soon after created a task force to create a network of safe and affordable spaces for Baltimore’s artists. The task force has moved forward quickly, creating three working groups to identify artists’ space needs, study code and regulatory issues, and come up with creative financing options for new development. Read... Read more

Transforming a ‘Barracks’ into a Neighborhood

Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens was once known as “barracks housing,” and known for being inefficient, undersized and isolated from surrounding neighborhoods. Today, thanks to support from the largest affordable tax credit award in Wisconsin history, Westlawn has been redeveloped with a mix of multifamily buildings, townhouses, and single-family homes for more than 300 residents. Read more... Read more
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