Regulation


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    NAA outlines top legislative priorities

    Key policy issues include local development barriers, affordable housing programs and the 30-day CARES Act notice to vacate.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    To meet demand, US needs 4.3M more apartments by 2035

    The nation lost 4.7 million affordable units between 2015 and 2020, and now faces a 600,000-unit deficit, according to a new study.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Georgia senator introduces legislation to bolster military housing nationwide

    Raphael Warnock proposed a series of bills to address the Basic Allowance for Housing, increase homeownership and build more homes for service members.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    After leaving the tax credit program, many properties see modest rent increases

    Generally, former Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartment communities remain affordable to those making 60% of AMI, according to Freddie Mac.

    By July 12, 2022
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    YIMBYs add new twist to local zoning, development battles

    Groups dedicated to pushing for affordable housing policies are coming into their own.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 24, 2022
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    Report: Regulations account for 40% of development costs

    NIMBY opposition, a major driver of costs, adds an average of 5.6% to projects and delays them by an average of 7.4 months.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Housing activists work to move the needle on affordability

    In communities across the country, local groups aim to shed light on the housing crisis while fighting against the NIMBY movement.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 15, 2022
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    YIMBY: The making of a movement

    Yes, In My Backyard groups have formed in communities across the country to fight zoning and development practices that make housing less affordable.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 13, 2022
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    Meet the YIMBYs

    Housing advocates are changing the affordability conversation by standing up for denser development.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 13, 2022
  • Natural gas legislation: What multifamily developers, owners need to know

    While a growing number of local governments ban natural gas hookups, over a dozen states have moved to prevent this type of legislation.

    By Jen A. Miller • June 1, 2022
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    The 'time-honored tradition' of opposing affordable multifamily housing in US cities

    Shawnee, Kansas, city councilors recently passed a rule banning co-living groups. Similar policies are perpetuating the country's affordability crisis, housing experts say. 

    By Danielle McLean • June 1, 2022
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    Surfside condo site sells for $120M

    Experts say the developer of the 2-acre property will need to consider a range of issues before starting work on a planned luxury residential tower.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • May 24, 2022
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    NAA members seek guidance on eviction notice legislation

    The federal 30-day-notice requirement for evictions continues nearly two years after the CARES Act expired.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • May 23, 2022
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    Biden releases affordable housing plan

    The proposal includes federal grants to encourage cities to relax their zoning policies and new financing options for manufactured homes, accessory dwelling units and small-scale developments.

    By Danielle McLean • May 16, 2022
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    Real estate owner WashREIT embraces BREEAM certification

    The REIT’s momentum toward sustainable capital allocations and ESG funding comes amid increased demand for green financing options.

    By Mariah Brown • May 13, 2022
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    Tenants facing eviction fared better under NYC's legal assistance program: study

    Since New York became the first U.S. city to guarantee universal legal representation to low-income tenants in housing court, Princeton researchers say eviction warrants and monetary judgments against them are down.

    By Danielle McLean • May 9, 2022
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    San Diego density bonus is spurring affordable units: report

    Amid a crucial housing shortage in Southern California, developers have leveraged a city incentive program to build thousands of units since 2016.

    By Danielle McLean • April 25, 2022
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    Government backlogs delay apartment construction

    Although approvals are jammed up in zoning and planning offices, local governments like Phoenix are seeking new ways to provide services.

    By April 8, 2022
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    Affordable housing funding would expand in Biden's FY23 budget

    The administration has called for $50 billion to increase the U.S. affordable housing supply and expand the federal Housing Choice Voucher program.

    By Danielle McLean • April 4, 2022
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    Russian real estate investors scramble to sell US holdings

    Although government scrutiny may force some Russians to offload their U.S. apartments, the impact on the commercial real estate market will be limited, industry watchers say.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Proposed FCC broadband ruling 'a big deal' for multifamily operators

    The new regulations would ban providers such as Cox Cable from entering into exclusive revenue-sharing agreements with multi-tenant building operators.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • March 28, 2022
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    NIMBYs fight less dense rental communities, developer says

    Neighborhood opposition to townhome projects has forced Kaplan Residential to be agile.

    By March 21, 2022
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    Senators raise questions about Balfour Beatty's military housing management

    The legislators want the Defense Department to address how a recent settlement will affect the developer’s contracts at 55 U.S. military installations.

    By Jan. 28, 2022
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    What contractors need to know for the year ahead

    While market observers still see plenty of challenges on the horizon, they are optimistic about the new year, this roundup of Construction Dive stories shows.

    Jan. 27, 2022
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    In wake of Surfside disaster, Florida contractors create building safety task force

    Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida has appointed an advisory panel to look at multifamily safety issues and have a voice in upcoming legislative developments related to the June condo collapse.

    By Oct. 13, 2021