Nov 04

Apple’s commitment includes $1 billion in affordable housing investments, $1 billion in mortgage assistance for first-time homebuyers, and $300 million worth of Apple land opened up to affordable housing projects.

Source: Apple Commits $2.5 Billion to Fight California Housing Crisis – MacRumors

Oct 04

Dwellito curates the best modern modular homes so you can save time during your search. As a curated marketplace, we only feature the top performing homes and verified manufacturers. As you search, it’s crucial to know the key figures, features, prices and to be able to compare homes side-by-side.

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Jul 21

Micro-units are a trend in urban areas among residents who are willing to trade space for the opportunity to live in a neighborhood they couldn’t otherwise afford. Projects have sprouted up in Wynwood and downtown Miami, as well as in Miami Beach.

Source: Miami Beach debates Town Center height, apartment restrictions | Miami Herald

Jun 30

No Savings? No Problem. These Companies Are Helping Home Buyers With Down Payments Yet some worry that helping borrowers could actually exacerbate the housing market’s main problem: a dearth of new homes By Christina Rexrode and Laura Kusisto June 29, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET Reese and Kyle Rademacher weren’t sure how they would afford a down payment to buy a home until their real-estate agent mentioned an offbeat idea: crowdfund the money from friends and family.

Source: No Savings? No Problem. These Companies Are Helping Home Buyers With Down Payments – WSJ

Jun 23

One portion of the lawsuit even reads, “The city is intentionally trying to lighten black neighborhoods, and the way they have primarily been doing it is through construction of high density, luxury buildings, that primarily only offer studios and one bedrooms.”

Source: How ‘opportunity zones’ can curb gentrification problem | AL.com

Jun 16

Cement is responsible for 7% of global man-made greenhouse emissions, making it the world’s second largest industrial source of carbon dioxide, according to the International Energy Agency. Data from the United States Geological Survey — the scientific agency of the US government — reveals that global cement production was responsible for about 4 billion pounds of CO2 emissions in 2017 alone.But a Canadian startup has invented a new system for making concrete that traps CO2 emissions forever and at the same time reduces the need for cement.

Source: This concrete can trap CO2 emissions forever

Jun 12

In 1979, the co-founders of Home Depot planned to start the company with four locations in Atlanta. But when it came time to stock the shelves, they couldn’t afford to buy enough merchandise. “Well, we opened two up because we didn’t have enough money,” Ken Langone, the 82-year-old billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, tells CNBC Make It. “And in fact we didn’t have enough money for those two.” In a pinch, the merchandising guru of the group, Pat Farrah, asked suppliers to give Home Depot empty boxes in l

Source: Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone on the early days of the business

Jun 09

A King County-based program called the Landlord Liaison Project (LLP) — funded by cities, King County and local philanthropies — has helped many of them, including Girtman. Last month, she was finally able to move her family into an apartment in Kent when LLP persuaded her landlord to take a chance on her.  The program reimburses landlords for any damage tenants do to a unit or, if necessar

Source: Program shields landlords willing to rent to the homeless | The Seattle Times

Jun 09

Mr. Holliday recently opened Factory OS, a factory that manufactures homes. In one end go wood, pipes, tile, sinks and toilets; out another come individual apartments that can be trucked to a construction site and bolted together in months.

Source: Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze – The New York Times

May 28

In a new collaboration with the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin and Marin Housing Authority, the county will offer a suite of financial incentives and support services designed to entice landlords to make rents affordable. The two-year pilot program, approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, is largely focused on helping landlords rent to people with Section 8 housing vouchers. In West Marin, however, the incentives won’t be limited to assisting those with federal vouchers.The county

Source: Program will help landlords make rents affordable | The Point Reyes Light

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