Blueprint Archives

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New Beginnings

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Out With the Old, In With the New

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The Future is Bright

3 min read

This is an auspicious year.

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“Bend the Curve”

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I just had the privilege of watching a National Housing & Rehabilitation Association member interview Gloria Steinem for his webcast. At 90, Steinem has not lost a beat. She is as eloquent, thought-provoking and inspiring as ever.

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Posing Possibilities

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Public housing in the U.S. dates back to the Housing Act of 1937 when Congress created local housing authorities to build public housing for millions who were struggling after the Great Depression.

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The Path Forward

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The Path Forward

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Everyone Deserves to Go Home

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If you’ve ever spent time in Baltimore, you’ve likely noticed the vibrant and emotive murals strategically placed around the city.

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A New Kind of Synergy

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The first recorded example of a mixed-use development is from ancient Rome, Trajan’s Market—believed to have been built between 100 and 110 AD—in which shops, government offices and apartments were built into a multi-level structure.

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The “Tax Credit Club”

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Many types of tax credits exist, but there are a few that stand out.

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The Best of Both Worlds

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George Orwell said, “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”

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Affordable housing quality across the globe

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The challenge of providing sufficient affordable housing is not unique to the United States as governments around the world struggle to produce both quantity and quality of housing.

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Seeking Refuge

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Global warming and climate change are wreaking havoc on our health, our livelihoods and our housing.

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Buildings that Change Lives

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In the 1930s, the programs and agencies that eventually became the Department of Housing and Urban Development were focused on construction to alleviate the housing hardships caused by the Great Depression.

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