In this edition of On Common Ground, we report on the imbalance of the nation’s housing supply, explore its causes and possible solutions along with several emerging types of housing that show promise of delivering much needed affordable housing.
In This Issue
What a difference a decade makes. After being awash in housing amid the Great Recession, the country is struggling through a dry spell.
Inventory is too low - that's a fact. It's also a fact that industry groups aren't sitting idly by.
Demographics are changing. Is housing adapting? New trends and regulatory changes are reshaping the way we think about housing.
Minimum parking rules have driven up costs and made it more difficult to build affordable housing, experts say.
Will we live in a parking garage in the future? Big changes are coming.
People are willing to give up living space for community amenities.
Is there support for building smaller homes in backyards across the nation?
There was a time in our country’s growth when certain industries, particularly labor-intensive industries, would have to provide housing for the workforce in order to meet the demand of their business development...
It was back in the late 1970s when Jim Ludden and his wife visited the Twin Oaks cohousing “intentional community” in Virginia. The eco-village struck an emotional chord with them and for the next few decades, they searched, off and on, for a similar place...
If every challenge is an opportunity, then the housing shortage is a chance to reset the conversation about how and where to grow.
Collaboration is growing affordable housing in Richmond, Va.