Workforce Housing is designed for those who earn too much to qualify for affordable housing and too little to live in newer market-rate housing. Today’s show puts a face on this often-overlooked market segment.
“Amid soaring housing costs, homelessness and environmental destruction, it’s time to do away with the exclusionary ‘not in my backyard’ (NIMBY) attitude and embrace a ‘yes in my backyard’ (YIMBY) approach that calls for dense, responsible development.”
Thom Amdur, the Executive Director & President of National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, joins Jeff Carroll and Doug Koch to discuss off-site construction, construction flexibility, and the future of developing affordable multifamily housing.
“People who want dynamism in housing markets and urban development ought of find common ground with Republicans, so why do there seem to be so few Republican YIMBYs? Nolan Gray of the Mercatus Center comments.”
“I no longer have any desire to be a housing provider in California. The politicians have beaten me down with their constant attacks on landlords. Because California has failed to produce enough housing to satisfy the increases in demand from the jobs created here, my fellow small property owners and I are now Public Enemy No. 1. The statewide rent control law passed last year, which comes on top of myriad local measures to regulate us, showed just how little our work is valued in this state…. The race toward the bottom has begun. Will anyone wake up to this? ”
In this episode we explore the hierarchy of factory-built technology including factory-built homes and factory-built components. We also look at a news article relating to the decline of the HUD-Code manufactured housing industry.
Introducing Graham Ridge, a 96-unit workforce housing development in Monroe, North Carolina. The project will serve working families earning between $35,000 and $75,000 annually. Construction is planned for late 2020.