June 3, 2013

Sustainability in Indian Country

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The intersection of housing and culture is brought into clear focus in this series of videos highlighting new sustainable housing projects in four Native American communities. Among the projects depicted is the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Housing Authority, which designed the energy-efficient Teekalet Village to preserve the cultural importance of fishing and waterways.  Adjacent to […]

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August 8, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

 The Washington Post reports “Mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are seeing a marked improvement in home values.” Wichita Business Journal publishes HARP Refinances Continue Surge in First Half of Year. New Project-Based Subsidy to Preserve Affordable Housing, reports Affordable Housing Finance. “Agency seeks to create affordable housing,” Brainerd Dispatch. Tampa Bay Times prints […]

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July 27, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

U.S. Home Vacancy Rate Falls as Housing Demand Improves, Bloomberg Businessweek. “Housing is finally contributing to economic growth in a sustained way,” The Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post writes D.C. Housing Market Recovers. Community Impact Newspaper publishes Housing Aimed at Homeless, At Risk. And, Spring Creek Nehemiah is an Affordable Housing Success Story in […]

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July 6, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

“U.S. fixed mortgage rates fall to new record lows,” North County Times.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prints Agency Helps Families Recover from Homelessness. The Tennessean asks the question, “Why is it assumed that affordable housing for low-income families means a less than desirable home for a community?” And, Denver makes a commitment to sustainable living, by creating […]

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May 16, 2012

Strong Cities, Strong Communities: Highlights from the Fifth Biennial Reinventing Older Communities Conference

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Last week, I attended and spoke at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Fifth Biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference in Philadelphia, PA.  This year, the conference focused on how government, non-profit, academic, philanthropic, and private-sector partners can support economic development strategies to reinvent older communities and build more resilient cities – large, medium, and small […]

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