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Archive for November, 2000

New Housing

Monday, November 27th, 2000

Only a third of all New Jersey households are families with children under 18, making only one in three households a primary market for new single-family homes (per 1990 census).

Yet from 1990 to 1999, 83 percent of all building permits issued in New Jersey were for single-family homes.

This imbalance severely limits the choice of new […]

The Maryland Approach

Wednesday, November 8th, 2000

Since 1975, Montgomery County Maryland has required that at least 15 percent of all new homes in any new development of 50 or more homes be affordable to moderate- and low-income families.
Creating mixed-income neighborhoods in such modest proportions has had no adverse impact whatever on the resale value of market-rate homes in this wealthy D.C. […]

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