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Housing the Richmond Region: Needs, Impediments, and Strategies

The Social Stability Work Plan of the Capital Region Collaborative (CRC) calls for the development of “a Regional Housing Alliance to coordinate the research and evaluation of existing housing availability and impediments to achieving the goal of a community with adequate quality housing for all incomes and circumstances with access to jobs and commerce.” The […]

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT RENTAL HOUSING STUDY TRACKS SAVINGS

BLACKSBURG, VA, Feb. 11, 2015 – Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study that demonstrates the impacts of energy efficient construction requirements in affordable rental housing. The yearlong study conducted by Virginia Tech’s Center for Housing Research also finds that apartments […]

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Non-traditional approaches in housing research

Non-traditional approaches in housing research: From nesting apes to neuroimaging Presented by Dr. Russell James

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Green housing finance: Past policies, future demand

Green housing finance: Past policies, future demand Presented by Dr. Carlos Martin

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Poor Families and Poor Housing: The Search for Decent Housing in Virginia’s Private, Unassisted Market

Poor Families and Poor Housing: The Search for Decent Housing in Virginia’s Private, Unassisted Market This report examines the housing conditions of poor Virginia families. Although receiving welfare payments, many families’ housing conditions are inadequate if they do not live in federally-assisted housing or receive any emergency housing assistance from the government. (93-3; 25 pages; […]

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The Virginia Housing Atlas: Housing Trends and Patterns to 1990

The Virginia Housing Atlas: Housing Trends and Patterns to 1990  Discusses housing trends across Virginia from 1940 to 1990 and includes 31 color maps. The Atlas provides key housing statistics for Virginia; each of the 21 Planning District Commissions; and all counties and independent cities. (93-2; 254 pages)

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Public-Private Partnerships and the Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Housing: Summary of Lectures

Public-Private Partnerships and the Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Housing: Summary of Lectures  Ten lectures and a review, conclusion session from a Fannie Mae sponsored Colloquium on public-private partnerships are summarized. (93-1; 18 pages)

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The Impact of Non-Cash Transfers on Rental Affordability

The Impact of Non-Cash Transfers on Rental Affordability  Examines how housing affordability is impacted by existing non-cash transfer programs for food, housing, and health-care assistance. (92-8; 23 pages)

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Rural Rental Housing: A Profile

Rural Rental Housing: A Profile Statistical profile and discussion of the provision of rental housing in rural Virginia. (92-7; 15 pages)

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Zoning and Subdivision Controls Promoting Affordable Housing: A Review of Planning and Zoning Ordinances

Zoning and Subdivision Controls Promoting Affordable Housing: A Review of Planning and Zoning Ordinances  Important innovations in land use regulations that promote affordable housing have been made throughout the United States. This report presents summaries of affordable housing ordinances identified in a national survey. (92-6; 29 pages)

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