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Virginia – First Condominium Approved by Fairfax County in Tysons Transformation Plan

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The first condominium to be built under Fairfax County’s plan to transform Tyson’s Corner will be The Arbor, a 25-story luxury high rise on the corner of West Park Drive and the Jones Branch Drive Extension.

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District of Columbia – Mayor’s $100M a year for affordable housing isn’t close to enough

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The Mayors $100M A Year For Affordable Housing Isnt Close To Enough

With more Millennials and other out-of-towners moving into the District for a taste of the fast-paced life in our nation’s capital, combined with “up-and-coming” neighborhoods sprouting like weeds- along with their rents-Washington, DC, faces an escalating affordable housing issue. To tackle these issues, we’re hosting our Fifth Annual Affordable Housing Forum on Thursday, March 24.

 

California – U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Affordable Housing Law, for now

California Building Industry Ass’n v. San Jose – Denial of Cert

The U.S. Supreme Court refused review of the California Supreme Court decision in the case California Building Industry Association vs. San Jose, leaving the  California Supreme Court decision in place.

The case (and related decisions) has important implications for issue that remains “unsettled” under the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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Maryland – Columbia church helps end homelessness one condo at a time

Columbia church helps end homelessness one condo at a time

For the past 13 years, the Rev. Heather Kirk-Davidoff and members of the Kittamaqundi Community Church have participated in Grassroots’ Cold Weather Shelter program, along with other Howard County congregations, to provide homeless people with warm beds, transportation, meals and laundry on a weekly basis from November through March.

Alberta – Affordability key to rise of multi-family homes

Affordability key to rise of multi-family homes

Calgary’s new homes market has been dominated by multi-family homes, with 14,742 starts in city limits between January 2014 and September 2015. During the same time frame, single-family starts are just 6,740.

“I believe the significant rise in multi-family homes is directly tied to affordability and in our market we have considerable issues surrounding the cost of housing,” says Charron Ungar, president of Avi Urban. “More buyers entering the marketplace are finding the true cost of restricted development policies ends up being the burden of the end purchaser.”

District of Columbia – Rising community association fees are squeezing homeowners on tight budgets

For some homeowners, it’s not the mortgage or taxes they can’t afford – it’s the rising association fees.That day is approaching faster than she expected. Her monthly fee, $166 when she moved in, has more than doubled to $371, and a special assessment for building expenses a couple of years ago cost her an additional $583. Now, with no telling how much more the fees will rise, she wonders whether she can afford to retire on schedule.

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Saskatchewan – New affordable condo project introduced in Saskatoon

New affordable condo project introduced in SaskatoonSASKATOON – The province provided $1.98 million in financing to the developer of a condominium project in Saskatoon’s Riversdale neighbourhood. This project is part of ‘HeadStart on a Home’ or HeadStart, a government program designed to help entry-level buyers afford housing. On Friday, twelve Saskatoon individuals/families celebrated ‘Mosaic’, the new condominium to be located at 313 Avenue D South.

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