Dec. 14 Webinar to Discuss Affordable Housing Tools
Housing industry professionals interested in successful approaches to workforce housing should plan to attend the free NAHB webinar, “Housing That Works: State and Local Solutions to Housing Affordability,” beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14.
The 90-minute webinar is the last in a series being hosted by NAHB’s Land Development Department.
Bridging the Affordability Gap
The housing affordability gap is a multidimensional problem that demands many different tools and a comprehensive strategy to successfully meet the varied housing needs of people with different incomes. No single strategy will suffice, and no single strategy works in every market.
NAHB has conducted research and developed new publications and resources, with a view to sharing ideas across communities and fostering better solutions to meeting housing needs.
Webinar participants will thoroughly discuss the most proven methods of providing quality affordable housing. They also will explain how the current economic downtown plays into this issue and offer several strategies that can help bridge the gap for working families.
The speakers include:
- Deborah Myerson, AICP, a Bloomington, Ind.-based planning and development consultant who has written extensively on housing affordability and served as a speaker and author for both NAHB and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
- Kimberly Burnett, an associate at Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm based in Cambridge, Mass. Burnett has conducted extensive research for NAHB, Housing and Urban Development and others on why some affordable housing programs work and some do not.
- Greg Ugalde, president of T & M Building Co., Inc., in Torrington, Conn., and an active member of NAHB’s Land Development Committee.
To register for the free webinar, click here.
The presentation is the last in a series of webinars on development issues provided by the NAHB Land Development Committee.
Previous Webinars Available Online
Free recordings of the previous webinars in the series are available online. They include:
- "Top Trends in Impact Fees"
As a result of the increased demand for new and upgraded infrastructure systems, communities are increasingly turning to impact fees as a way to go forward on development projects while easing the perceived financial burden on these communities. This webinar discusses the latest trends in impact fees while providing the tools needed to shift the conversation to other financing mechanisms.
To view the presentation, click here and enter the password, LandPlan1.
- "How to Get Through the Storm Water Regulatory Maze: Understanding the Alphabet Soup of BMPs, LID, TMDLs and SWPPP Processes"
This webinar gives builders and land developers the information they need to cut through the maze of overlapping, confusing and cumbersome regulations so they can increase compliance and reduce their risk of enforcement action and high-dollar fines resulting from unscheduled inspections.
To view the presentation, click here.
- "Repositioning Development Agreements and Project Financing to Address New Market Realities"
With banks hesitant to finance developments, equity investors seeking higher and quicker returns, municipalities hurting financially and developers still laboring under project agreements that were quickly assembled at the height of the market, this webinar explores opportunities in land development that are beginning to emerge in today’s uncertain environment.
To view the presentation, click here.
"Understanding Infrastructure Finance Tools That Are Successful Alternatives to Impact Fees"
During this webinar, national experts dissect the use of special district financing tools and explore the variations and potential of these tools on local projects.
To view the presentation, click here and enter the password, Finance1.
For more information on the land development webinar series, e-mail Deb Bassert at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8443.