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PATH Affordability Publications

A Builder's Guide to Marketable, Affordable, and Durable Entry-Level Homes (MADE) To Last March 1999
Illustrates how developers can construct high-quality, energy-efficient, durable, and affordable housing.

Affordability and Value Through Housing Technology: Programs and Services Guide May 2002
This booklet provides information on the tools and information that can be used to take advantage of the services and opportunities that PATH offers.

Affordable Housing Design Advisor
This tool was designed to help the developers, sponsors, and users of affordable housing understand what constitutes quality design, why it's worth striving for, and how to achieve it in their own projects.

Barriers to Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing: Volume 1 - Findings and Analysis, Volume 2 - Case Studies May 2001
This study, conducted by HUD and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, examines the major barriers to urban rehabilitation. Volume I provides the context of the study, as well as a synthesis of finding and technical analysis; Volume II presents the case studies in detail.

Building Better Homes at Lower Costs January 1998
National Construction Goals assigned highest priority to the two following goals: to reduce production costs through improved technology and to improve product durability.

A Builder's Guide to Marketable, Affordable, and Durable Entry-Level Homes (MADE) To Last March 1999
Illustrates how developers can construct high-quality, energy-efficient, durable, and affordable housing.

Building Innovation for Homeownership April 1998
Outlines 63 award-winning housing projects that meet the Building Innovation for Homeownership program criteria.

Community Guide to Basic and Cost-Saving Construction in the American Southwest January 2004
This book is written for non-profit housing developers, local housing advocates, self-help homeowners, and community groups that provide housing in the rural Southwest, and is intended to showcase the cost benefits of energy-efficient home construction and rehabilitation.

Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor
This easy-to-use Web-based tool will help you integrate energy efficiency into your remodeling or rehab project. It provides recommended energy efficiency measures for most types of rehab projects, as well as the associated costs, energy savings and additional benefits of incorporating the measures.

Homeowner's Insurance as a Tool for the Adoption of Innovation January 2001
Evaluates whether the decision to construct a home that uses technology to mitigate damage from insured events can result in discounted insurance premiums for homeowners.

Measuring and Assessing the Consequences of Technology and Innovation for Affordability of Housing: Proceedings of the NIST - PATH Workshop February 2004
Through PATH support, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a set of affordability guidelines for owner-occupied housing. This report describes the NIST--PATH Housing Affordability Workshop held on June 4-5, 2003. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss ways for measuring and assessing the consequences of technology and innovation on the affordability of housing.

NextGen House Final Report
By its retail price and final installed cost, the NextGen HUD-Code house demonstrates it is both attractive and affordable to potential buyers.

Southwest Housing Traditions: Design, Materials, Performance May 2005
This book is intended as a guide for the non-profit developer and its design team in applying the relevant lessons of traditional architecture to the design of new affordable housing. It should make more widely known the principles of energy efficiency, durability and low life-cycle costs, as well as cultural appropriateness, found in the traditional housing of the southwestern borderlands.

Top 5 Ways to Sell Innovations Spring 2001
Describes how to build and sell a better home at a competitive price.

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