affordable housing

“Mt. Laurel” Affordable Housing Obligations in Mercer County – New Jersey – 2018

March 22, 2018 / Comments Off on “Mt. Laurel” Affordable Housing Obligations in Mercer County – New Jersey – 2018

On March 8, 2018, Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary C. Jacobson issued her opinion on the affordable housing obligations under New Jersey’s “Mount Laurel Doctrine” for two Mercer County municipalities, and by extension, municipalities across the state. The Mount Laurel Doctrine, established by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1975, holds that municipalities must affirmatively use […]

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Mapping the Affordability in Philadelphia

November 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Mapping the Affordability in Philadelphia

By many measures, Philadelphia is one of the most affordable housing markets on the East Coast.  The 2017 Bloomberg Global City Housing Affordability Index ranked Philadelphia as the second most affordable city to buy or rent a house in the U.S., just behind Houston. For this month’s look at the Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI), we […]

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ESI Releases Study on how Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation can Advance Itself

April 9, 2015 / Comments Off on ESI Releases Study on how Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation can Advance Itself

ESI has released a study recommending how the Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation (PHADC), an active affiliate of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), can advance itself and help generate non-federal income to support PHA in its affordable housing goals as federal funding has decreased in recent years. ESI suggested PHADC remains committed to affordable housing […]

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New York Times Publishes Article on Philadelphia Affordable Housing Supported by ESI Research

March 31, 2014 / Comments Off on New York Times Publishes Article on Philadelphia Affordable Housing Supported by ESI Research

ESI has been working with the Philadelphia City Council on a project that will bring affordable housing to Philadelphia. Officials announced in March their plan to increase this city’s stock of affordable housing by using tax incentives and bond proceeds to redevelop 1,500 vacant, city-owned properties over the next two to three years. The plan is […]

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Senior Advisor John Paone on Uses for Vacant Schools

November 11, 2013 / Comments Off on Senior Advisor John Paone on Uses for Vacant Schools

ESI Senior Advisor, John Paone and Mark Schwartz (Regional Housing Legal Services) co-authored the article, Use Vacant Schools for Housing for Seniors, Disabled, for the Philadelphia Inquirer, in which they put forth the idea of re-using vacant schools in Philadelphia for seniors and the disabled. For the most part, affordable housing developments in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania […]

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Estimating The Negative Impacts Of Capital Funding Cuts To Public Housing

February 26, 2012 / Comments Off on Estimating The Negative Impacts Of Capital Funding Cuts To Public Housing

Econsult Corporation was retained by The Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation of the Housing Authority Insurance Group (PAHRC) to help estimate the distribution and scale of negative impacts of cuts in capital funding to public housing authorities (PHAs) in the United States. The aim of this joint effort was to inform national policy discussions about whether and how much the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should cut federal funding to PHAs for capital expenditures. This study was national in scope, although localized effects are being explored and local examples have been detailed.

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