Bloomberg TV had an interesting segment on the “Green Bonds” sector of the CRE financing industry. Marilyn Ceci, managing director/head of green bonds at JPMorgan, and Manuel Lewin, head of responsible investment at Zurich Insurance, explain the process behind environmentally … Continue reading →
An intriguing post about what urban cities should be doing now to prepare for disaster housing. If a disaster were to strike a dense urban neighborhood, the FEMA trailers wouldn’t be of much use. Each one houses one family and … Continue reading →
A report from Brookings uses a new database on foreign student visa approvals from 2001 to 2012 to analyze their distribution in the United States, finding: The number of foreign students on F-1 visas in U.S. colleges and universities grew dramatically … Continue reading →
On paper, today’s young adults are better positioned to buy than those of an earlier generation. Affordability for entry-level buyers is more than twice as high, according to an index composed by the NAR using such data as interest rates, … Continue reading →
ATLANTA — The final touches are being put on the Center for Civil and Human Rights this week in preparation for its grand opening June 23. The 42,000 square foot facility houses four primary exhibitions. Each is engaging, but designed … Continue reading →
A wide majority of our work since our founding has been for private clients. However, our interest in public private partnerships (P3) has always kept us close to P3 projects. It is with pleasure that we announce that LDG Consulting … Continue reading →
Central Atlanta Progress has released a 16-page Corridor Development and Investment Guide for the Atlanta Streetcar that will begin operations late summer 2014. A summary provided by Central Atlanta Progress: The Atlanta Streetcar project is about more than improving transportation … Continue reading →
Not one county in the United States has an even balance between its ELI [Extremely Low Income] households and its affordable and available rental units. As a result, ELI households have to search harder for a place to live, spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent, or live in substandard housing.
Some markets are tighter than others. Of the top 100 U.S. counties in 2012, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, has the smallest gap in units that are affordable and available for ELI households; Cobb County, Georgia, has the largest. But does this mean ELI households in Suffolk County have it easy? The answer is no. Even in Suffolk County, which is home to Boston, only 50units are affordable and available for every 100 families earning $29,350.
Kudos to Urban Institute for their work to shine light on this problem.
What’s next – the tsunami that has already started of elderly residents in need of affordable housing.