This edition of On Common Ground explores housing production from all angles and discusses a range of approaches we can take at all levels of government and the private sector, that show promise to produce the housing we need more quickly and cost effectively, such as local zoning fixes; niche strategies to provide housing for those who wish to age-in-place; adaptive reuse of office space and parking structures; and technological advances in building construction.
In This Issue
How we got here, how we address it and the demographic shifts that will impact what and where we call home.
Federal encouragement and local action are needed to increase the housing stock.
Older Americans are driving the need for housing to age in place.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® supports tax incentives to convert underutilized commercial property into residential units.
Not only is the need for more housing critical, but the fiscal impacts of where, how and the mix of what is built will reverberate through a municipal budget for decades.
Tiffany Manuel has been working on affordable housing her entire career, and she wants people to know, “Everybody should be involved in this conversation."
Renewed interest in community land trusts and land banks lead to growth in the creation of permanently affordable housing stock.
Today’s tech giants including Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and others are helping to create affordable housing around Seattle, in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in the country.
For a growing segment of our population, a lack of affordable — or attainable — housing is threatening to hold back and delay the flourishing our economy is on the brink of as the prospect of a post-pandemic “New Normal” descends upon us.
REALTOR® Associations are utilizing collaborations, education and advocacy as they strive to improve housing availability and accessibility.