Welcome, Housing Developers and Nonprofits
Housing developersprivate and nonprofit groups as well as public housing authoritiesmake many decisions about the physical aspects of homes as they provide affordable housing for their constituencies. Developers often see opportunities for innovations that are affordable and realistic. For instance, the use of energy-efficient systems and appliances and high quality durable products can make housing more affordable through reduced utility bills, lower insurance premiums, and nominal maintenance costs. PATH recognizes that many developers are innovative, willing to cooperate with other housing groups, and considerate of the long-term needs of their clients.
PATH provides the information developers need about technological innovations without jargon, reflective of real-world costs, and consistent with developers' operating methods. PATH also documents the technology lessons developers have learned and promotes their accomplishments within the housing industry. Through their partnerships with PATH, many housing developers offer their projects as Field Evaluation projects and demonstration sites.
Builder sites where PATH assesses and evaluates technologies being used in housing.
Builder sites where PATH assesses and evaluates technologies being used in housing; typically involve more units and technologies than evaluation sites.
Success stories gathered by PATH to demonstrate the use of new housing technologies.
Technical information resource, a service of the NAHB Research Center, funded by private industry and HUD through PATH.
- HUD Publications
Affordable Housing Design Advisor
CD-ROM designed to help the developers, sponsors, and users of affordable housing understand what constitutes quality design, why it is worth striving for, and how to achieve it in their own projects.
The Rehab Guide series
Nine-volume set that covers housing rehabilitation and features breakthrough materials, labor-saving tools, and cost-cutting practices.
A Report on the Feasibility of Deconstruction
Describes techniques for deconstruction, the process of selective dismantling or removal of materials from buildings before or instead of demolition.
Building Innovation for Homeownership
The Building Innovation for Homeownership (BIH) program identifies housing projects across America that employ innovative homebuilding technology, design, and development to make affordable housing and homeownership a reality.
Creating Defensible Space
Publication provides an expert review of the Defensible Space concept and three step-by-step case studies to help communities redesign neighborhoods for greater safety.
Fair Housing Act Design Manual
Provides guidance to design and construct housing which complies with the Fair Housing Act.
Energy Desk Book
Spotlights the heavy burden utility costs can place on affordable housing and economic development.
An Owners Guide to Energy Efficiency in Single Family Rental Housing
Brochure to help prospective owners or rehabilitators of rental housing save money by increasing energy efficiency.
Factory and Site-Built Housing: A Comparative Analysis
Provides a comparison of HUD-code manufactured housing, conventional site-built homes and factory-built modular homes along several important dimensions.
- Information and Funding Resources
Practical information on programs, events, and resources of interest to housing and community development professionals.
Journal of Housing and Community Development
Only periodical devoted exclusively to the housing and community development field.
Examines the issues causing the crisis in housing and community in America, including poverty and racism, disinvestment and lack of employment, safety, education, and breakdown of the social fabric.
Quarterly magazine published by the Housing Assistance Council; covers rural housing and development topics.
Newsletter of the Housing Assistance Council, which helps local organizations in rural America build affordable homes.
- Associations and Groups
NAHB - Home Builders Care
Award-winning nationwide campaign to encourage community outreach.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses around the world, providing more than 500,000 people in more than 2,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
Works with partners to provide low-income people with affordable housing, safer streets, and access to jobs and childcare.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Provides grants, loans, and equity investments to CDCs for neighborhood redevelopment.
Federal Housing Finance Board
Regulates the 12 FHLBanks created to improve the supply of funds to local lenders that, in turn, finance loans for home mortgages.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Programs
Links to the many resources and programs offered by the DOE to improve energy efficiency of homes.
Housing Assistance Council
Helps local organizations in rural America build affordable homes.
The Consortium for Housing and Asset Management (CHAM)
Collaboration of leaders in nonprofit affordable housing production and community development.
National Housing Trust
Preserves and improves affordable multifamily homes for low- and moderate-income people.
National Housing Conference
Advances affordable housing and community development causes.
Public Housing Authorities Directors Association
Organization brings together state and local officials involved with public housing. Find news, housing laws, and job listings.
Content updated on 1/22/2002
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