Content about Affordable housing

September 26, 2011

Siemens Industry, in collaboration with the Green Seal organization, has published a guide for public housing owners and operators to help them reduce the use of energy, water and toxic chemicals. Called "Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual: A Guide for Public Housing Authorities," the publication is now available free online by clicking here

August 12, 2011

In an attempt to shore up the housing market and also provide more affordable rentals, the federal government is considering the idea of turning some of the 250,000 foreclosed homes it owns into rental units. On Aug. 10, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it was seeking public input on “new options” for selling single-family homes owned by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. 

January 14, 2011

Orlando, Fla. -- The International Builders' Show has become an annual launching pad for housing forecasts, and this year’s numbers came with a healthy dose of guarded optimism. David Crowe, chief economist from event sponsor National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), predicted a 21% increase in single family housing starts in 2011, with 575,000 new units compared to 475,000 in 2010.

November 17, 2008

In the third quarter, 56.1 percent of new and existing homes that were sold were...

November 16, 2008

The Multifamily Condo Market Index and the Multifamily Rental Market Index are both at their...

May 20, 2008

U.S. homes became more affordable for the third consecutive quarter, with the Housing Opportunity Index...

February 7, 2008

Reform to the two main government-sponsored lending organizations has been a topic of debate in...

November 28, 2007

NAHB study finds Los Angeles housing to be the least affordable....

October 31, 2007

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said the home builders were illegally using...

September 30, 2007

The scandal led to the ousting of several of the company’s top executives, including then-CEO...

September 24, 2007

“Unusual” disruptions in the mortgage market, including a significant rise in jumbo loan rates, caused...

August 23, 2007

In the second quarter, the Indianapolis area again was named the most “affordable” major housing...