Zoning & Land Use

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New Sustainable and Equitable Development Toolkit Available

The Center for Housing Policy has released a new guide that focuses on strategies and policies to improve overall housing affordability by reducing both housing and transportation costs. The guide features five policy sections which can each be adopted in order to assure housing is affordable to families of all incomes in areas with ample and reliable transportation options.

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DC Announces Lottery for Inclusionary Zoning Program

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently issued a notice that announces registration for a lottery of affordable housing units under the Inclusionary Zoning Program shall be open from Friday, May 27 through Friday, June 10, 2011.


NH&RA Announces New Spring & Summer Events

NH&RA is pleased to announce our Winter, Spring & Summer Calendar. Events including our Winter New Markets Tax Credit Symposium, 2011 Annual Meeting, Spring Policy & Underwriting Forum, Spring Developers Forum, Summer Institute and Summer New Markets Tax Credit Symposium.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Issues Report on LIHTC and Schools

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has issued a new report titled “Does Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Hurt Nearby Schools?”


NH&RA Winter Golf Round Up

NH&RA had perfect weather for this year’s Winter Golf Tournament at the Raptor Bay Golf Club last week in Bonita Springs, Fla. NH&RA congratulates the following prize winners.


Happy Holidays from NH&RA!

On behalf of the entire staff at NH&RA, we wish you a happy and healthy Holiday season!

New Jersey

New Jersey Assembly Approves Affordable Housing Legislation

New Jersey’s State Assembly narrowly approved legislation that would modify the state’s affordable housing regulations by abolishing the state Council on Affordable Housing (COAH), and eliminating a 2.5 percent fee on commercial development to help pay for affordable housing.


Voters Reject Ballot Initiative to Repeal Massachusetts Affordable Housing Law

Voters in Massachusetts rejected Ballot Initiative Question 2, which sought to repeal the state’s affordable housing law known as Chapter 40B.


HUD Releases New Working Papers On Smart Growth, Land Use, Inclusionary Zoning, and Environmental Valuation

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has posted three sets of working papers “” Economic Development and Public Finance, Housing Finance, and Program Monitoring and Research “” on HUD USER’s website. These scientific and technical papers were written by PD&R staff as a means of sharing information, eliciting feedback, and sparking further discussion.


San Jose Passes Inclusionary Zoning Law

The City of San Jose (California) has approved an ordinance requiring future housing development throughout the city to include a number of units affordable to low-income households.

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American Council For an Energy-Efficiency Economy Rates State

American Council For an Energy-Efficiency Economy has issued its 2009 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.


Senators Introduce Livable Communities Act

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT), along with fellow Committee members Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dan Akaka (D-HI) and Charles Schumer (D-NY), introduced legislation to help areas across the country plan and implement development projects that better integrate their community’s needs for transportation, housing, land use, and economic development.

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