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SPOA Newsletter September/October 2020

Given the onslaught of political and economic issues affecting housing providers in 2020, we’re making the September/October 2020 edition of the SPOA Newsletter — a benefit of SPOA membership typically available to members only — available to everyone who visits … Read More “SPOA Newsletter September/October 2020”

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Tenant right to counsel: Sounds nice. Destroys housing.

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Four Quick Ways to Create More Units with Lower Rents

In this time of serious crisis, we need a way to respond rapidly to the need for more housing with lower rents, so that renters can reduce their rents effectively as their personal financial situation requires.

Some laws and regulations … Read More “Four Quick Ways to Create More Units with Lower Rents”

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‘Little Communities’: A zoning proposal

A zoning proposal

In light of the density issue, we suggest limited re-zoning for these smaller units in existing housing, to create what we may call “little communities.” Rezoning for smaller units could be limited to along public transportation routes … Read More “‘Little Communities’: A zoning proposal”

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The density issue

Unused spaces in basements, attics, and garages are widely available for smaller units, as are large apartments that can be subdivided. The potential new supply of smaller units, then, is very large and could increase population density far more than … Read More “The density issue”

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