|HUD Book Including Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (SharonVillinesprodigy.net)|
|Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 10:24:49 -0600|
I found the site to order this book and have included the description below. Tip: When searching the HUD site, titles must be exact--thus homeownership is one word. And "innovation" is not plural. Picky-picky. I've ordered two copies for Synergy on faith that we are the "project in Delray Beach" but this is a publication on "affordable" housing and we spent a long evening last night discussing whether we will sell more units if we cut back on quality in order to lower prices. We do have four affordable units that are subsidized but the project itself is above the average price of homes here. http://www.huduser.org/publications/bldgtech/bih.html Order Building Innovation for Homeownership using HUD USER's online order service. Copies may also be obtained by calling HUD USER at 1-800-245-2691. Sharon Villines Synergy Cohousing, Delray Beach http://www.cohousing.net Building Innovation for Homeownership Cutting the cost of housing construction is an important strategy to make housing more affordable. Creative use of technology can help reduce the cost of housing construction and lower the cost of homeownership. The Building Innovation for Homeownership (BIH) program, an initiative by the National Partners in Homeownership, identifies housing projects across America that employ innovative homebuilding technology, design, and development to make affordable housing and homeownership a reality. Building Innovation for Homeownership, a publication from HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, recognizes 63 award winning housing projects from across the United States that meet BIH criteria. These award winners where chosen based on the ability of designers, developers, and contractors to adopt the technology in the development of affordable housing projects. Costs of the homes in winning projects were below the median costs of new family housing. Winners used a wide variety of innovative techniques. Twenty-four of the projects used factory built components, such as manufactured housing and modular construction. Other awardees worked to promote energy efficiency, sustainable design and construction, and innovative site design. Many projects, such as the Coliseum Oaks in San Antonio, Texas, combined technologies to reduce the housing units cost. Builders for the Coliseum Oaks project used site design, energy efficiency, modular, and steel construction to develop an attractive affordable housing community of forty-five units. Building Innovations for Homeownership provides important information for affordable housing developers. Each project profile includes pictures and descriptions of housing type, technology used, design, project size, housing price, and project financing. So that practitioners can access more information on specific technologies and their application in affordable housing developments, contact lists accompany the profiles.
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