Development and Design
Here is a summary of NMHC’s research and information on Development and Design
NMHC, working with Enterprise Community Partners, created this Guide as a resource to help highlight ways that multifamily housing can help improve outcomes for underserved populations by supporting the advancement of housing equity in communities across the country.
This section describes a series of practices related to apartment development, including location, design and programming decisions that provide examples of how some organizations are advancing housing equity.
When zoning and housing laws allow, and the right market conditions exist, repurposing commercial properties into multifamily housing can be a win for owners, operators, communities, and tenants. Rick Pollack from RCLCO Fund Advisors joins host Alison Johnson to discuss the ins and outs of commercial conversion.
This joint NMHC/Urban Land Institute research report examines the feasibility and potential of repurposing unused and underutilized commercial real estate (CRE) structures—offices, hotels, retail, etc. –into housing to help address the nation’s housing crisis.Read the report
NMHC and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)'s new research based on a survey of 49 developers across the United States, also examined regulations and other factors that can impact whether development even occurs.Read the report
This survey aims to put updated data behind the conversations being had throughout the industry and support our various advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.Survey Results
Report data includes the desirability of coliving, smart home technologies, self-guided tours and virtual tours.Learn more
The Housing Affordability Toolkit helps guide discussions regarding specific housing affordability policies, tools, and incentives. It is divided into six sections and each section delves into a specific component of addressing the affordability challenge.
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- Parking Puzzle Pt. 2: From Burden to Benefit
- Parking Puzzle Pt. 1: The True Cost of Parking Requirements
- Behind the Facade: The Feasibility of Converting Commercial Real Estate to Multifamily
- What You Need to Know: How the Reconciliation Legislation Could Impact the Multifamily Industry